​Emergency Medicine

An emergency department (ED) is the front door of the hospital, with its prime objective being the provision of timely, accessible and appropriate emergency health services to patients with acute illness or injury. Emergency departments are also primary care centers, providing a variety of additional services to meet community and hospital needs.

Mission

The mission of the ED is to provide safe, high quality and timely care to patients seeking emergency treatment; to offer outstanding educational opportunities for medical, nursing and allied health personnel; and to further medical knowledge through the pursuit of research.

Vision

To become the emergency facility of choice by providing the highest quality care and service excellence, thereby setting the standard for emergency care throughout the Kingdom.

Commitment

  • Caring: for you, the patient, your family members, relatives and friends by being available and providing the required care with respect and dignity.
  • Excellence: by providing expert clinical care to you that is evidence-based and consistent with current and future trends.
  • Excellence: by providing expert clinical care to you that is evidence-based and consistent with current and future trends.
  • Collaboration: involving other health care personnel in your treatment plan for the benefit of achieving expertise, knowledge and resources to meet your needs.
  • Autonomy: requires a strong professional identity and is demonstrated by the ability to be independent in problem solving and decision making.
  • Accountability: involves taking responsibility for individual practice and professional development which impact on the delivery of care.

Goals

  • To provide timely, culturally sensitive, consistent safe nursing care to all patients.
  • To encourage staff towards independent practice with respect to assessment, prioritizing and initiating emergency patient care.
  • To work collaboratively with the medical, paramedical staff and administrative personnel to identify plan and meet patient needs.
  • To establish standards of care and practice which is evidence based.
  • To nurture an environment that appreciates a strong commitment towards caring for colleagues, sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity, loyalty to the department and team work.
  • All staff to be committed towards and participate in the QI initiatives.
  • To emphasize the role of link nurses as valuable resource personnel.
  • To have continuous education programs for staff and encourage active participation of them at ward and formal levels.
  • To have clear and current policies and procedure to ensure safe patient care.

Type of Service:

We provide emergency medical care to all patients presenting with an emergent, urgent or a non-urgent condition(s).

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 12:02 PM