Accident & Emergency


FUNCTIONS OF ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OF IMaH

The Accident & Emergency Department of IMaH is staffed with medical personnel equipped with the knowledge and skills required to care for patients with very urgent healthcare needs. They have the capability to assess and treat a wide range of illnesses, and potentially life or limb threatening conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, fractures, asthma attacks, injuries resulting from road traffic accidents, pregnancy related emergencies and overdoses.

At IMaH, we believe that a patient’s chance of survival is greatly improved if definitive treatment (i.e. surgery or reperfusion) is received within one hour (the golden hour) of an accident (such as a road traffic accident) or onset of acute illness (e.g. heart attack). The A&E of IMAH, complemented by our spacious helipad, is well placed, equipped and staffed to minimize morbidity and mortality associated with these incidents

  1. The IMaH Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) begins with a Triage services which triages all cases known or undifferentiated based on severity. The Department functions 24 hours’ x 7 days/ 365 days

Services offered by the Department include:

    • trauma resuscitations, critical care, and acute care
    • a fast-track service for urgent care patients
    • intoxication observation
    • chest pain evaluation for patients who are at risk for cardiac pathology but are not exhibiting definitive signs of cardiac disease
    • Basic and Advanced Life Support (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)
    • Ambulance services with Advanced Life Support (ALS)
    • Major Emergency and Disaster Management
    • Application of and removal of cast for fractures
  1. EQUIPMENTS AND MATERIALS:
    • Airway, resuscitation equipment: Ventilator, Cardiac Monitors and Defrillators (manual and Automated: AED)
    • Mobile X-Ray machines, Ultrasound(Beside), ECG Machine,
    • Nebulizers,
    • Centralized Oxygen and Suction Supply
    • Essential Medicines from 24hour Pharmacy etc
  1. THE TEAM

A dedicated team of staff including an experienced Emergency medicine specialist, Medical Officers, Emergency Nurses, Emergency Medical Technician EMTs, Plaster Technician, Nursing Assistants, Orderlies, Clerical staff (Register and records)

  1. Privacy is ensured in our well screened patient areas
  2. The A & E Department also provides Primary health care during out of office hours

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The International Maritime Hospital (IMaH), a subsidiary of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, is a 130-bed ultramodern tertiary hospital, with state-of-the art medical facilities, located in Community three, Tema, Ghana.

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