Hospital staff rush to m-cyclist's aid after Napier Road crash

Gleneagles 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 check.
Gleneagles 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 check.

Three nurses and an off-duty doctor from Gleneagles Hospital rushed to the aid of a man who was flung off his motorcycle in Napier Road yesterday morning.

The accident occurred as the 38-year-old 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 had abrasions on his hand and suffered shoulder pains.

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

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

In response to queries, the hospital's 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.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2018, with the headline 'Hospital staff rush to m-cyclist's aid after Napier Road crash'. Print Edition | Subscribe