New emergency support team constituted at Salmaniya Medical Complex
TDT | Manama
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A special team has been constituted at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) to handle accident and emergency cases, according to Dr Ahmed Al Ansari, the Chief Executive Officer of Government Hospitals. “This initiative is part of the policy being implemented across public health institutions to upgrade the existing health system in the Kingdom and is also aimed at improving the overall treatment experience of both citizens and residents,” he said.
The official said that the initiative is based on the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister to implement the goals of sustainable development, in which the health of individuals are a top priority.
“The team aims to provide the highest levels of support and care in the Accident and Emergency Department in order to manage the medical needs of all patients and improve workflow, in addition to providing direct assistance to patients. “Every patient has to access the best treatment facilities and teams of doctors and nurses will be offering the best of services in line with the Kingdom’s health policies.
“Special teams will submit monthly reports related to the problems of the Accident and Emergency Department about its functioning and efficiently before authorities concerned.” SMC has a busy Accident and Emergency department, which are intended to help people who have had trauma or acute surgical or medical problems.
The Emergency Medical Services was developed in 1985 within the Department of Accident and Emergency at Salmaniya Medical Center to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care services to the sick and injured patients by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), paramedics, at the sense and during transportation to the hospital.
According to the Health Ministry, accident and emergency services are expanding rapidly as the population and the need for such services grow. However, there has been no report of systematic studies based on scientific means to assess the need for the services and to plan a comprehensive model of care, particularly in the area of ambulance services at the Ministry of Health.
“With the rapid socio-economic changes and modernisation with high technology in Bahrain, such a need is becoming more and more demanding.” The hospital provides two types of ambulance services differentiated by nature of calls at science of accidental injury or sudden illness and during transportation to the medical facilities.
Acute emergency cases handled at the hospital include road traffic accidents, cardiac cases, acute respiratory conditions, all trauma cases, burns cases, psychiatry cases and neonatal care.