Ultrasound: This technology works by bouncing high-frequency sound waves off of body tissue to form images on a small monitor. Special crystals inside a small plastic device known as a transducer direct these waves (pulses) of sound into the area that's being imaged. During an ultrasound exam, gel is applied over the area being imaged. The gel helps conduct the sound waves and eliminates air between the transducer and the skin. The resulting black and white images can be somewhat hard for the untrained observer to decipher. However, radiologists and ultrasonographers are skilled in reading ultrasound scans and interpreting them to help diagnose certain conditions.
This unit is highly efficient for a variety of procedures and can carry out the following scans:
• Obstetric Ultrasound scan
• Gynaecological Ultrasound scan
• Renal ultrasound scan
• Abdominal ultrasound scan
• Breast scan to check for any lumps,
• Doppler studies- checking for blood clots in the veins/arteries,
• Thyroid – checking for goitre etc
• Foetal cranial ultrasound
Welcome to The Chaplaincy Services Department of the P.C.E.A Tumutumu's Hospital provides patients, their friends and family as well as the P.C.E.A Tumutumu staff and P.C.E.A Tumutumu Nursing students with emotional, spiritual, and religious support.
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The P.C.E.A Tumutumu Hospital has a 203 ward bed capacity with outstanding facilities and professional nursing care. All wards are headed by a Charge Nurse and supported by senior nurse, nurses, student nurses and cleaning staff.
These are wards that take care of patients with surgical conditions which include laminectomy, craniotomy, septoplasty, appendicectomy, hysterectomy, maxillofacial surgery among others.
These wards take care of patients suffering from medical conditions which include hydrocephalus, diabetes, hypertension, ulcers, liver diseases, CVAs, gout among others.
These wards take care of expectant women, mothers and their newborn infants. The wards include Maternity and labour wards and nursery.
This ward takes care of children under the age of twelve years both male and female. The ward has a capacity of 32 beds.
Critical care nursing wards comprise of the Intensive Care Unit , Renal Unit and the High Dependency Unit. Both wards take care of both surgical and medical patients who are critically ill.>>