The mission of Hospital 57357’s emergency department is the prompt, accurate, and efficient handling of emergency cases, who are the Hospital’s patients in critical condition that may lead to death.
With the opening of the Hospital in 2007, the emergency department started with two rooms. In 2013, it was increased to seven rooms. With the increase in the Hospital capacity, the number of emergency cases were multiplied. Currently, the department receives more than 2000 cancer patients monthly. This number is huge in comparison with international hospitals specialized in pediatric oncology, and urged the need to upgrade the department in order to overcome challenges such as overcrowding of patients and their families in the department which prevents the timely and accurate handling of cases according to highest care and infection control standards.
Patients who come to the emergency department for supportive treatment, (treatment required after chemotherapy doses and low immunity associated symptoms) represent 50% of the totality of admitted cases.
Scientific studies asserted that the speed in decision making in the beginning of supportive treatment offered to patients with low immunity reduces the rate of death and intensive care admission rate as well as reducing the period of stay in the Hospital. This helps optimal use of the Hospital’s capacity. Here comes the importance of upgrading the emergency department to preserve our children’s lives.
Currently we have already started working on upgrading the emergency department by obtaining a suitable design that offers:
1- increasing the department capacity from 7 to 14 rooms to accommodate the increase in the number of patients
2- designing a seamless flow system that saves time during the patient’s journey in the emergency department
3- increasing the patients’ waiting area from 26 meters to 55 meters
4- increasing the area of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation room
5- doubling the number of isolation rooms (rooms that are isolated and air filtrated)
6- suitable places to facilitate work performance with high precision
7- conducting a study to equip the department with devices that facilitate accurate diagnosis and speed up decision making
We are confident that, with your support, we can make it happen, which will contribute to carrying on our mission with the same quality and distinction we are accustomed to, to safeguard our children’s lives and increase survival rates.