Shaikh Khalifa hospital ER receives 1,000 cases in two months

Shaikh Khalifa hospital ER receives 1,000 cases in two months

Ras Al Khaimah - Up to 89 per cent of cases received treatment directly and were discharged after their health conditions became better.



By Ahmed Shaaban

Published: Mon 12 Oct 2015, 2:38 PM

Last updated: Mon 12 Oct 2015, 4:39 PM

The emergency department of Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has received about 1,000 emergency cases since its inception two months back.

According to a top official, nine per cent of patients received treatment in the emergency department and were discharged after improvement while ten per cent were hospitalised for follow-up treatment.

Dr Myung-Whun Sung, CEO of the hospital, said they have agreed with the National Ambulance Service to deal with emergency cases in the cardiovascular, neuroscience and oncology centers round the clock.

"Since the initial opening of the hospital in August, the emergency department received 1,000 cases."

Adding, he said the medical and nursing staff includes 27 doctors. "These span six consultants, four specialists, 17 general practitioners and 52 nurses."

The department is also divided into five units including reception, examination and clinical decision unit, he elaborated. "The activated beds include five resuscitation beds, ten examination beds, 11 clinical decision beds and two isolation rooms."

Dr Sung underlined that a partial activation of the emergency department is being gradually opened. "The rooms are fully equipped to deal with any emergency or resuscitation day and night."

Up to 89 per cent of cases received treatment directly and were discharged after their health conditions became better, he explained. "About ten per cent were admitted for follow up treatment."

Noting, he said all staff aims to provide the best services for the UAE nationals and residents. "This wouldn't have been achieved without the support of the UAE prudent leadership."

Dr Sung indicated that 90 of the patients who were received in the emergency department were above 18 years old. "Most of the cases were in the cardiovascular, neuroscience and oncology centers."

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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