This important, life-saving facility for medical emergencies is available 24 hours-a-day. In cases of emergency admissions, this department acts as a clinical point of contact for the emergency medical and rescue services, as well as for registered doctors. In this highly specialised unit, medical and nursing specialists treat patients in the specialisations:
The Theresienkrankenhaus’s emergency admission area provides emergency treatment and the assessment of the urgency of treatment for emergency patients. There is a highly specialised, multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses available around the clock for this. The most up-to-date equipment for emergency diagnoses and therapy round off the infrastructure. The point of contact for pregnant women in emergency situations is the St. Hedwig-Klinik.
To ensure the excellent continuation of patients’ treatment, close co-ordination takes place between the hospital’s specialist departments and the GPs. Here it is determined whether inpatient treatment is required or whether the patient can be treated as an outpatient by the registered doctor.
The casualty department’s most important tasks and responsibilities:
Initial treatment of life-threateningly injured or ill patients in the emergency room by an interdisciplinary emergency team
Patients in the emergency admission are treated according to medical urgency and their time of arrival. In some cases, this can lead to delays. We do ask for your understanding in such cases.
The casualty department is also used by health and nursing care trainees, as well as by emergency service trainees. These are mentored by six nurses who hold an additional practical instructor qualification in healthcare and nursing and who support the learning.