The Emergency Department (ED) is located at the main entrance of the Hospital. ED has critical care room, emergency surgery ward, emergency medical ward, an equipped radiology unit, cash points, NHIF, public health (immunization centre), minor theatre, pharmacy, routine lab, outpatient services, billing office (bills for patients who passed on at ED and those who are under observation), records, supplies and a last room.
Emergency Unit is divided into two;
- Ambulatory – only the stable patients are attended to from this section.
- Emergency – patients who are critically ill are first stabilized in emergency room then transferred to room 5 and 14 for further decision making i.e. be discharged home, go for surgery or needs an internal medicine specialist. This is where coding is done to patients (red, yellow, green and black) depending on their critical level.
Once the patient has been seen at the various consultation rooms they are either booked for a Consultant, if need be, or are discharged home.
The ED has a dedicated referral nurse who co-ordinates all the County Hospital referrals and those from private facilities as well as advising them on whether MTRH provides the required services.
Minor Theatre-this is in room 19 and various activities take place here namely:
- Ulcer/wound dressing
- Stitching and removal of stitches
- Chest tube insertion