Villa Maria Hospital Ambulances.
Our state-of-the-art ambulances are equipped with the lifesaving technology. Each ambulance is staffed by certified EMT's (Emergency Medical Technician) and can function in an emergency and non-emergency role. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days per year. We can be of service to you or your group in a stand-by capacity during an athletic or special event.
What You Can Expect from Emergency Services.
The triage and admission process begins immediately upon arrival to the emergency. Patients with life threatening conditions are taken on priority and immediately. Stabilizing the patient’s condition is our first priority. A triage nurse sees every patient upon arrival, makes an assessment and decides on the priority. Patients with life threatening conditions have a brief visual triage and are immediately taken to the resuscitation room. Every effort is made to get patients to a treatment room as soon as possible.
Average time spent in the emergency varies depending on whether you will need to be admitted to the hospital. Patients in the waiting area are checked for their conditions by the triage staff. If the doctor orders laboratory tests or clinical imaging (radiology), the patient stay in the emergency may increase. Patients who are discharged from emergency are given a follow-up appointment along with the discharge instructions. Those who need to be admitted are referred to the admissions department for the further processing.
Once triage is completed and the clinical priority has been determined, the patient is assigned to a bed and taken to the relevant area. In emergency whilst one family member or attendant is asked to complete the patient registration process.