"Surgical Pit": Trauma Resuscitation Area

The resuscitation, operative management and post-operative care of all P1 patients are under the supervision of an in-hospital trauma consultant, who covers a 24 hour slot. The Resuscitation area has sixteen resuscitation bays. All physiologically stable patients have a total body scan with a LODOX (Low Dose X-ray) machine on admission. The Unit staff has sole responsibility for the patients' resuscitation including ventilation. Extended trauma ultrasound (e-FAST) is performed by the Unit staff. The CT scanner, the angio-, and screening suites are at a distance of 50 meters.

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"Surgical Pit":Cubicles / Triage Area

It consists of 11 examination cubicles with ventilation facilities in case of an unexpected emergency.

Between the trauma resuscitation area and the cubicles, there is a large triage area that can accommodate up to 40 patients on trolleys, in case of disasters.

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Emergency Theatres

There are three dedicated 24 hour functioning emergency theatres, that can become four if need arises, at a 30 meter distance from the resuscitation area.

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Trauma Intensive Care Unit

The Trauma Intensive Care Unit consists of eight dedicated trauma beds that are managed collectively with the General ICU staff. Trauma consultants rotate on a five week basis through ICU.

Trauma Ward

The Trauma Ward consists of 56 acute beds. There are also 25 step-down trauma beds in other parts of the Department of Surgery. This number of acute/step-down beds is usually insufficient and trauma patients overflow to other wards; the most patients that have ever been admitted under Trauma Unit care at one time is 184 patients.