The High Dependency Unit (HDU) provides the highest quality care to patients with medical conditions such as pulmonary tuberculosis, MERS corona, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and long-term ventilated patients.
We care for adult patients above 14 years of age.
The team consists of highly trained staff nurses and charge nurses, specialists, consultants, and allied health staff, which includes respiratory care, dietetics, wound care and pharmacy, within the department. We also work with other departments, including infection control, laboratory and radiology.
Patients are admitted through the Emergency Department, or can be transferred from a medical unit or another hospital.
We support patients in the following ways:
Pulmonary – COPD exacerbation, long-term ventilation and tracheotomy management
Neurology – post acute stroke requiring observation post discharge from ICU, prolonged post ictal seizures, acute delirium state requiring observation
Gastro-intestinal (GI) – stable pancreatitis that requires monitoring
Endocrine – uncomplicated, stable diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemia requiring an insulin drip and not in need of pressers or ventilator support
Nephrology – kidney failure requiring observation, hypertension requiring an intravenous drip, electrolyte abnormality without neurological affection
Musculoskeletal – muscular neuropathy requiring aggressive physical therapy
Surgical – care following major surgery that has an underlying medical condition requiring close monitoring
Miscellaneous – suspected tuberculosis, confirmed tuberculosis and suspected MERS corona
We welcome visitors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
We are on the second floor of Tower B
Phone Number: 4011 4819
• Nursing is a 24 hour service
• Head Nurse: 6am to 2pm
• Director of Nursing: 7am to 3pm
In emergencies contact: Nursing House Supervisor: +974 60512847