Mitchells Plain Hospital re-opens emergency centre

Beds inside the Mitchells Plain Hospital.
The Mitchells Plain District Hospital has re-opened its Emergency Centre after a devastating fire destroyed it in February 2018. 

During the reconstruction of the Emergency Centre, changes were also made. The nurses’ station has been moved closer to patient beds and all mental health patients will now go directly to the psychiatric ward for assessment and 72-hour observations.

The Emergency Centre boasts separate sections for adult and paediatric emergency care and consists of 4 adult resuscitation beds, 13 adult beds for major injuries, a nebuliser area, and 6 paediatric beds with 2 separate waiting areas for adults and young children. The EC has 10 doctors and 42 nurses on day and night duty shifts respectively.

CEO of Mitchells Plain District Hospital, Hans Human, said: “Staff are relieved and excited to move back and provide services in their own space again. Working for the past 20 months in the temporary Emergency Centre was challenging due to the limited space, but we managed to provide the best possible care to all of our patients.”

Mitchells Plain Hospital treats approximately 4 500 patients per month and see an average of 350 patients on busy weekends