Gleneagles Hospital staff rush to motorcyclist's aid in Napier Road accident

The hospital's staff assessed and stabilised the man's condition by applying a neck brace, checking his blood pressure and vital signs, administering oxygen and performing a neurological assessment.
The hospital's staff assessed and stabilised the man's condition by applying a neck brace, checking his blood pressure and vital signs, administering oxygen and performing a neurological assessment.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/GLENEAGLES HOSPITAL SINGAPORE
The hospital's staff assessed and stabilised the man's condition by applying a neck brace, checking his blood pressure and vital signs, administering oxygen and performing a neurological assessment.
The hospital's staff assessed and stabilised the man's condition by applying a neck brace, checking his blood pressure and vital signs, administering oxygen and performing a neurological assessment.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/GLENEAGLES HOSPITAL SINGAPORE
The hospital's staff assessed and stabilised the man's condition by applying a neck brace, checking his blood pressure and vital signs, administering oxygen and performing a neurological assessment.
The hospital's staff assessed and stabilised the man's condition by applying a neck brace, checking his blood pressure and vital signs, administering oxygen and performing a neurological assessment.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/GLENEAGLES HOSPITAL SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Three nurses and an off-duty doctor from Gleneagles Hospital rushed to the aid of a 38-year-old man, who was flung off his motorcycle in Napier Road on Friday morning (Feb 23).

The accident occurred as the motorcyclist was travelling along the road, near the hospital, in the direction of Grange Road.

The police were alerted at 8.35am and the man was conscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The Straits Times understands that he crashed into the rear of a car, which had braked suddenly.

The impact caused him to be flung off his motorcycle and onto the ground.

Two nurses from the hospital's accident and emergency department arrived at the scene shortly after they were alerted at about 8.20am.

They were joined by a nurse manager and an off-duty doctor from the hospital's 24-hour clinic.

The four assessed and stabilised the man's condition by applying a neck brace, checking his blood pressure and vital signs, administering oxygen and performing a neurological assessment.

The man was then moved to the side of the road.

The Straits Times understands that he suffered abrasions to his hand and had shoulder pains.

In a Facebook post at around noon, Gleneagles Hospital shared photos of hospital staff attending to the man at the scene.

The post said: "We are happy to share that the casualty's condition is currently stabilised!"

In response to queries, Gleneagles Hospital chief operating officer Grace Chung praised the actions of the staff and said: "Their quick thinking and selflessness in attending to the casualty beyond their official area of work truly reflects the level of care we deliver at the hospital."

Casualties in emergency cases, including road traffic accidents, are typically taken to government hospitals.

Police investigations are ongoing.