The Emergency department works round-the-clock catering to the needs of all emergency and trauma patients. During non-OPD hours and holidays, all patients who require medical attention are attended to at the Emergency department. The Emergency department is staffed with Resident and Chief Medical Officers, along with on-duty Medical Officers from our training centre. Consultants from our various departments are also on duty on a rotation basis. The Emergency Ward contains 12 beds and a well-equipped procedure room.
The Emergency department provides relief from symptoms, and manages – without discrimination – patients arriving at the hospital with acute medical and surgical emergencies, including injuries from accidents, sudden illness, head trauma, physical abuse, poisoning, burns, and rape cases, among others.
All patients at the Emergency department are first assessed by a Chief Medical Officer and triaged by a registered nurse within 24 hours of their arrival.
As of 2002, St. Philomena’s Operation Theatre Complex is on the second floor of the west wing of the hospital building. There are 6 operating rooms – 5 for general surgery and 1 for specialised surgery. There are 3 separate smaller operating rooms for obstetric, ophthalmology, and ENT surgeries.
There are full-time and visiting consultants for general surgery, obstetrics, and anesthesiology. For super-speciality procedures, a panel of regular doctors are available on an appointment-basis.
All operating rooms are equipped with:
- State-of-the-art, fully micro-processed anaesthetic machines
- High-end vital monitors
- Pendent system
- Modern operating lights
- Remote-controlled operating tables with different positioning options
- Central pipeline supply of medical gases and suction devices
- Laminar air flow system to maintain sterility of the operating room