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Renovation And Expansion Program of Al Ain Hospital Emergency Department

today announced the start of a renovation and expansion program of its Emergency Department, which will lead to the creation of a better, more efficient and reinforced modern 24/7 critical services centre.

The hospital, managed by VAMED and the Medical University of Vienna, owned and operated by SEHA, said in a statement that it anticipated reduced operational efficiency on February 4th  and 5th  2010, when the department will be moved to a temporary location. During these two days, patients are requested to consider other emergency facilities for treatment.

Mr. George Jepson – Al Ain Hospital CEO said, ” the redevelopment of the Emergency Medicine Department  was being undertaken as part of the healthcare entity’s vision to provide better and efficient services in critical care to the community.”

Commenting on the expansion, Professor Wilhelm Behringer, the Head of Emergency Department said: “The refurbishment of the existing department will lead to enhanced capacity and the centre will be made capable to handle cases with reinforced efficiency. The expansion program is extensive and in its entirety will take six to eight months to complete.”

Commenting on the project, Professor Gerhard Schwab – Medical Director of Al Ain Hospital aid “During the first two days of renovation, we anticipate reduced operational efficacy of emergency services, as the department will be moved to a temporary location. We request the patients to seek emergency in other hospitals for the two days. The emergency services at Al Ain Hospital will resume as usual on the 6th of February. ”

“Our aim in redesigning the Emergency Department is to ensure improved patient flow and provide improvement treatment procedures,” added Prof. Schwab.

Al Ain’s Emergency Department  handles approximately  370 patients a day (130,000 patients a year). It has 27 emergency treatment beds, providing 24/7 care to the critically ill and injured. It treats patients from all the surrounding areas.

Cases treated at the Emergency Department include: pain management, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, genitourinary, gynecological, eye, ENT, metabolic, neurological, psychiatric, toxicological, trauma and burns cases.

The department also provides a fast track service for the treatment of less serious injuries.

The Emergency Department has a triage area, a minor trauma room, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation room, a paediatrics emergency area and a plaster room.

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