El Salvador had the inauguration of the Medical Surgical and Oncological Hospital’s new, cutting-edge Emergency and Critical Care facilities. Over 35 years ago, the hospital was established as a temporary healthcare center, and since then, no significant improvements had been made to its infrastructure.
The emergency facilities had been inherited in a state of disrepair, with no initiatives to enhance them. Thanks to the government of President Nayib Bukele and the leadership of Dr. Monica Ayala, this critical healthcare need has now become a reality.
This brand-new space is fully equipped to serve as a dedicated area for respiratory emergencies with patient isolation.
We are proud to be the only hospital in the nation with the capability to respond promptly, efficiently, and effectively to the needs of the population, as was evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An investment of $3.3 million has been made in the construction and equipping of these state-of-the-art emergency and critical care facilities.
The facility is staffed with highly trained healthcare professionals and boasts the following features:
☑️ Six individual state-of-the-art critical care units
☑️ Central monitoring system with video surveillance for patients’ vital signs
☑️ Twelve fully equipped examination rooms
☑️ Operating room-like minor surgery suite
☑️ Respiratory therapy stations, electrocardiogram testing, and portable digital X-ray equipment
☑️ Pharmacy area
☑️ Patient waiting room and reception
These new Emergency and Critical Care facilities meet international standards, ensuring high-quality healthcare for Salvadorans. They are set to commence operations on Monday, October 30, 2023.
Furthermore, these facilities will enhance the overall capacity of the Medical Surgical and Oncological Hospital in handling high volumes of patient care.
The existing emergency area will undergo a complete transformation into a modern patient observation room, while the observation area will be converted into a hospitalization service, providing an additional 35 beds to meet the demands of our patients.