Launch of the Accident and Emergency Centre

28 Sep 2021 News Updates

The Outspan Teaching and Referral Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Centre is the first stop for medical cases needing immediate attention and is primed to handle any arising medical emergencies. The Accident and Emergency Centre is compliant to the International standards of emergency, trauma and life support, which have shaped the hospital’s speedy response to incidents, accidents and disasters. It is conveniently located at the main entrance of the hospital, and is manned by a specialist in emergency medicine providing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A well laid out emergency preparedness plan coupled with well – equipped staff makes our A&E a One- stop Centre able to handle mass accidents, acute cardio – respiratory problems, advanced trauma, gunshots, disaster management, poisons and other outpatient cases. The department comprises of a motivated team of doctors, nurses, technicians and other para health professionals and staff who are well trained in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma support, for adults, children and babies form the sister institution Outspan Medical College. The team also recognizes the need to treat patients with utmost respect and professionalism and go out of their way to ensure that patients are attended to in a timely and effective way before discharge or transfer to inpatient wards. Critical care is provided in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) and the High Dependency Unit (HDU) as a continuum of the emergency care. The medical Superintendent at Outspan Hospital, Dr. P. Murimi, explained that the Centre has all the services needed to attend to emergencies.

“There is a resuscitation room with all the equipment that is needed, including patient monitors, emergency medications, emergency equipment, vacuum, and piped oxygen. Basically it is like a mini HDU offering Laboratory, theatre, imaging, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), HDU and pharmaceutical services.” Dr. Murimi added. The A&E facilities are equipped with state – of – the – art equipment including the now new MRI centre with an advanced MRI machine.

Outspan Hospital is proud to have all specialists in the medical field available to cater for any emergency a patient may have. The specialists include; neurosurgeons, neurologists, physicians, pediatricians, gynecologists, cardiologists, general surgeons and plastic surgeons. Our Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances are available 24 hours, 7 days a week and respond to all emergency calls. “The ambulance is well prepared and well equipped to receive the patient and a nurse is always dispatched with the ambulance. Depending on the emergency, a doctor or even an anesthetist may also be dispatched,” says Dr Murimi.

At the Outspan Hospital, personalized patient care is what sets us apart. Expert physician specialists and professional caring staff provide you with an exceptional health experience.

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