Ministry of health announces relocation of accident and emergency unit of nation’s biggest hospital as hospital braces for renovation

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The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday the accident and emergency unit of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital will now be housed at Ndemban clinic amid a massive renovation of the nation’s biggest hospital.

In a statement, the ministr said a contract of a huge 176 million dalasis has been awarded for the renovation of EFSTH and construction works will start soon in phases.

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“The construction, once commenced, may pose some challenges to patients and visitors in affected areas particularly, the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit during the period, therefore, all accident and other emergency cases in adult will be temporally seen at EFTSH Bakau Centre (formally called Ndemban Clinic) starting 24th November 2021,” the ministry of health said in its statement.

It added: “During the renovation phase, all referrals meant for the Accident and Emergency Unit at the EFSTH in Banjul are requested to go to EFSTH Bakau Centre. However, Maternity related cases will continue to be seen at EFSTH in Banjul.

“The Ministry of Health is therefore soliciting the support and cooperation of the public and all health facilities during the period of the renovation works at the EFSTH in Banjul.”

 

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