The P.C.E.A Tumutumu Hospital laboratory is open 24x7 to deliver accurate and timely analysis for everything from basic blood tests to complex pathologic studies.
Our highly qualified team uses the most sophisticated lab analytics to help diagnose and treat diseases. We work closely with clinicians to ensure you get the best care possible.
The P.C.E.A Tumutumu hospital laboratory department has several sub-specialities and is qualified to run a range of tests within these sections:
• Haematology and blood transfusion services
• Clinical chemistry and immunology
The laboratory has well established external and internal quality assessment programs and is registered with the National Laboratory Regulatory Body. This ensures the quality of the results of tests carried out.
Laboratory offers services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Radiology Department at P.C.E.A Tumutumu Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality inpatient and outpatient clinical imaging services.
The P.C.E.A Tumutumu's Hospital Imaging Centre operates on a 24hr basis. The hospital is well equipped with a Radio-diagnostic X-ray Unit which is able to do various conventional examinations including musculo-skeletal and soft tissue imaging. This unit can rotate in all directions therefore increasing efficiency in performing x-rays, even on patients who are very ill. The centre is run by highly qualified medical radiologists and medical radiographers who are specialized in producing and interpreting high quality images of the body with the use of x-rays. These x-ray images are used to diagnose injuries and diseases so that appropriate management and treatment of patients can proceed.
Radiology Services Provided
Diagnostic imaging services offered at P.C.E.A Tumutumu Hospital include radiographic procedures that range from routine chest X-rays to more complicated procedures, such as
X-Ray: Also called radiography, involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging, and chest X-rays are among the most common diagnostic examination performed.
· Arthrography: Used to evaluate the structure and function of a joint and determine the possible need for treatment, which may include surgery.
· Intravenous pyelography (IVP): Used to examine the urinary tract including the kidneys, ureters and bladder.
- Barium studies/Upper GI series: Used to examine the gastrointestinal (GI) system, the esophagus, stomach, small bowel and large bowel [link to Barium Enema Examination form].
· Myelography: Used to detect abnormalities of the spinal canal, cord and nerve roots
· Lumbar punctures: Used to help detect tumors, or locate areas of inflammation
The Hospital has a modern and fully equipped Physiotherapy Unit with the latest physiotherapy equipment and qualified and dedicated physiotherapists. The department also comprises of occupational therapy and manual therapy.
(A) Outpatient Physiotherapy Services
The outpatient physiotherapy services provided include:
· Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy - Specialized management of common spine and limb sprains, strains and injuries.
· Back Exercise Classes - Exercise class specifically designed for low back pain individuals who want to improve their trunk/core stability.
· Specialized classes utilizing Pilates concept and equipment are also available to help patients strengthen their trunk muscles and improve their core stability.
· Knee Classes - An exercise class specifically designed for individuals with ligamentous and meniscal injuries of the knee. The class is also suitable for individuals who have undergone surgical repair of their knee injuries.
· Manipulative Physiotherapy - This a very specialized area of physiotherapy using joint manipulative techniques and specific exercises to treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
(B) Inpatient Physiotherapy Services
Physiotherapy is provided for our hospital inpatients. Our inpatient physiotherapy services include:
· Orthopaedic/Surgical Rehabilitation - For inpatients who have undergone surgery as a medical treatment
· Neurological Rehabilitation - For inpatients who are rehabilitated after an acute stroke or other debilitating conditions
· Geriatric Rehabilitation - Rehabilitation for the geriatric inpatients
· Intensive Care Services - For patients in the intensive care unit