Monday, September 12, 2016

Port Moresby General Hospital has new Children's Emergency Department

Port Moresby General Hospital has converted some of its Children’s Outpatient Clinic into a Children’s Emergency Department.
Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Grant. R. Muddle, said the facility was converted in June 2015 to treat children’s emergency referral cases from urban clinics, private clinics, and Central province clinics including Gulf province.
“The children’s serious health conditions are now being treated separately from adults so quality care and treatment are given to them as well, specialized pediatric emergency nurses are dealing with pediatric emergency cases” Mr. Muddle said.
This separation will also reduce the cross infection that might occur from adults to children.
The Children’s emergency Department operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with Community Health Worker (CHW), nurses and doctors treating sick children who come all over the city. This is NOT a Children’s Outpatient Clinic open 24 hours per day, it is an Emergency Department.
Health Minister Hon. Michael Malabag was impressed with the set up and the cleanliness when he visited the facility last week.
“This separation of child care from adult wards and providing treatment for these children at its own clinic is exceptionally good,” Hon. Michael Malabag said.