EMERGENCY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT
Emergency Medicine Department was formally established in September 2012. The department currently handles a load of an
average of 120 patients per day (including outpatients and high acuity patients). It is staffed by 3 qualified,
locally trained Emergency Physicians supported by nurses, medical officers and medical attendants; all trained
in recognizing and treating emergencies, who provide 24 hours services. The department also offers ambulance
services with qualified staff to handle emergencies enroute.
The department has recently undergone a major rehabilitation and expansion project which has enabled the bed capacity to increase from 12 to 24 (including infant warmers for neonates). The expansion project has enabled the department to have 2 emergency operating rooms, 24 hour pharmacy services, 24 hours laboratory services and facilities for registration and payment of the various services offered.
The department is equipped with various equipment to aid resuscitation and stabilization of patients such as; patient monitors, ventilator, defibrillator, ECG machine and ultrasound machine. All these assist the timely provision of care to patients arriving at EMD.
The department also has the ability to take care of mass casualty events in collaboration with staff from other departments.
All patients, regardless of their ability to pay, are attended at the EMD and other formalities follow after stabilization of the patient. The hospital accepts many insurance providers and has contracts with a number of institutions both private and governmental.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Emergency Medicine Department hotline number +255 655 409 125