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A day in the Accident & Emergency Unit at Vithas Xanit International

Posted by Xanit Internacional Xanit Internacional | Posted in Pediatrics | Posted on 26-01-2017

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Today we shall be going inside Vithas Xanit International Hospital to see how it functions and to learn more from the doctors and staff about the day to day running of the Emergency Unit

We shall go inside the most interesting parts of Vithas Xanit that we know little about. SHALL WE BEGIN?

In any one day there are approximately 23 professionals in the A&E Unit. 23 people who attend to the running of the Unit and give the maximum care to each patient.

Each day we can find 5 doctors, 7 nurses, 1 auxiliary, 2 porters, and 2 X-ray technicians. This department counts upon the support of 5 staff in the reception, 2 cleaners, and a welfare person to care for International patients.

Over the course of the year on average the A&E Unit attends to 230 people per day, 100 of which are pedeatric cases, and 130 are adults. This amounts to an approximate total of 83.950 people per year.

What kind of emergencies do we see in Xanit?

The type of emergency depends on the time of year. At the moment, and around Christmas time, we see a lot of respiratory cases; catarrh, colds and flu.

Furthermore, we also see cases related to traumatology, along with many pedeatric cases.

The average profile of patients visiting the A&E Unit is adults between the age of 40 and 50, and the majority are women and children.

Working 24 hours a day

The Emergency staff at Vithas Xanit International care for patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We have spent an entire day in the hospital and have seen that the busiest hours of the day in the Accident & Emergency Unit are between the hours of10:30 -13:00, and 17:30 -21:00. Although during the summer months this can be later.

Football versus Accident & Emergency

And now for the celebrity news….

Have you ever wondered if a footballer under the influence has come to the A&E Unit? Well the answer is YES.