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Ahl Masr Hospital

Ahl Masr Hospital is the first and largest hospital and Research Centre for the free treatment of trauma and burn victims in Africa and the Middle East. Located in the 1st settlement in New Cairo district, the hospital is constructed over a land plot area of 200,12 m2, allocated by the Ministry of Housing, and a built-up area of 45,245 m2, with a 175-bed capacity.

Our Mission

The hospital’s main task is to bridge the gap between what society can contribute to burn victims on one hand, and the actual needsof burn victims on the other hand; this is possible only by calling for hospitals in general, and Ahl Masr in particular to play a different role where the focus is on scientific research as a cornerstone. In addition, training and development for the entire group of service providers, as well as effective social research will ensure a greater understanding of the phenomenon of accidents in general, and burns in particular, to reach the optimal solutions for treating these cases on an individual and societal level.

Scope of Services

The hospital provides a new concept for the provision of medical services through the concept of comprehensive treatment of accidents and burns (ITBL) which not only provides medical service but provides psychological as well as social support and career rehabilitation for victims so that they can become active members of society once again.

Burn treatment centre : ICU Unit

Ahl Masr Hospital is the first and largest hospital and Research Centre for the free treatment of trauma and burn victims in Africa and the Middle East. Located in the 1st settlement in New Cairo district, the hospital is constructed over a land plot area of 200,12 m2, allocated by the Ministry of Housing, and a built-up area of 45,245 m2, with a 175-bed capacity.

General Overview :

The Intensive Care Unit in the centre consists of 12 beds for adults, and 8 beds for children.

The Mission :

The Intensive Care Unit provides medical care for victims of accidents and severe burns, which could include severe bleeding or injury to vital organs that would require being placed on artificial ventilation or constant monitoring by the medical team.

Scope of Services :

The ICU covers a wide range of injuries and burns, particularly critical accidents and fresh burns, for all ages and all types of injuries (burns, fractures, bleeding, failure of vital organs, etc.).

The Incubator Department

Ahl Masr Hospital is the first and largest hospital and Research Centre for the free treatment of trauma and burn victims in Africa and the Middle East. Located in the 1st settlement in New Cairo district, the hospital is constructed over a land plot area of 200,12 m2, allocated by the Ministry of Housing, and a built-up area of 45,245 m2, with a 175-bed capacity.

General Overview :

This is one of the areas suffering the most from a shortage of trained staff. The department provides treatment for victims of accidents and burns from the ages of one day to one month and requires a complex combination of skills and medical equipment, and a medical team trained to the highest standards, specialising in incubators, emergencies, and anaesthesia.

The unit consists of six incubators equipped to the highest standards and includes comprehensive services comprising feeding, medication, etc.

The Mission :

The incubator department serves burn victims ranging from newborns to the age of one month. There are almost no incubators in Egypt equipped to deal with burns in newborn babies, bearing in mind that this age group requires medical care that differs radically from that of older children.

Receiving patients :

Mentioned in the document under the Emergency Department.

Scope of Services :

The ICU covers a wide range of injuries and burns, particularly critical accidents and fresh burns, for all ages and all types of injuries (burns, fractures, bleeding, failure of vital organs, etc.).

Inpatient Facilities :

The Inpatient Department serves victims of severe burns who have already been treated in the Intensive Care Unit as well as victims of moderate to light burns. The duration of the stay is usually short to moderate and requires less hands-on care; visits are allowed for longer periods.

Surgery :

The surgical department consists of four small operating theatres + one large operating theatre in the Accidents Department; one large operating theatre in the Emergency Department; one large and one small operating theatre and one surgical procedures room in the Burns Unit. The operating rooms have all been equipped to the highest specifications, and implement stringent anti-infection procedures to ensure that there is no cross-contamination, whether with regard to implements or individuals. Every room is designed to closely adhere to Egyptian and international standards, with some even surpassing international standards with regard to size and equipment.

Intensive Care

The Intensive Care Unit is one of the most crucial factors in ensuring good patient outcomes. Because stays in the ICU usually extend to several months, they have to be designed to provide the best medical care and optimum anti-infection procedures.

The Intensive Care Unit comprises a section for children and another for adults, as the requirements differ completely due to the physical differences and medical requirements of each age group. The medical team of doctors and nurses will also differ as will the medications and medical supplies. Children’s psychological well-being means that accompanying family members, particularly mothers, play a primary role; this requires higher levels of infection control. The colours and lighting are also taken into account to make sure that room helps the children maintain a positive mental outlook, which contributes greatly to their recovery. The children’s ICU covers the ages of 6 months to 18 years; children nineteen years and older are referred to the adults’ department.

The isolation rooms are vitally important to immunocompromised individuals (AIDS sufferers, the elderly, diabetics, etc.) or those who might infect other patients (SARS patients or during epidemics). The rooms are fortified against the spread of infections whether through positive or negative air pressure. These rooms are particularly important to burn victims, especially those who have been to other hospitals who have failed to treat them, or when several have elapsed since the accident occurred.

Inpatient Facilities :

The Inpatient Department receives victims of light to moderate accidents or victims of major accidents, who have finished treatment in the ICU and whose health has improved. This department requiresa smaller nursing staff and less intensive medical care.

Emergency Department :

The Emergency Department was designed to receive upwards of sixteen cases at a time, to enable us to deal with burns and accidents, and other crises that require quick medical intervention. The department also includes an operating theatre that is directly linked to the main surgical centre and a special entrance for patients arriving in ambulances due to the differencein the degree of injury and to take into account the psychological well-being of all patients, as well as to separate these cases and control the spread of infection.

Diagnostic Scans :

This section lies on the ground floor, adjacent to the Emergency and Outpatient Departments, as these are the ones who are most in need of this service. The department includes MRI scanners, CT-Scanners, as well as two X-Ray machines and several Sonar and Echo machines.

Operations :

The surgical department consists of four small operating theatres + one large operating theatre in the Accidents Department; one large operating theatre in the Emergency Department; one large and one small operating theatre and one surgical procedures room in the Burns Unit. The operating rooms have all been equipped to the highest specifications, and implement stringent anti-infection procedures to ensure that there is no cross-contamination, whether with regard to implements or individuals. Every room is designed to closely adhere to Egyptian and international standards, with some even surpassing international standards with regard to size and equipment.

Inpatient Facilities :

The Inpatient Department serves victims of severe burns who have already been treated in the Intensive Care Unit as well as victims of moderate to light burns. The duration of the stay is usually short to moderate and requires less hands-on care; visits are allowed for longer periods.

The Laboratories:

The Laboratories are located on the ground floor next to the Blood Bank and provide all medical analyses required by victims of accidents and burns as well as outpatients. It is in our plan that the laboratories will be completely computerised to provide optimum precision and speed.

The Banks

Skin Bank :

The bank is equipped to prepare and store the skin specimens to be used for burn victims with varying degrees of injury. Skin grafts are also carried out here as well as for undergoing scientific research on the samples.

The skin grafts are used for new burns as well as post-burn disfigurement and may either be taken from the patient themselves or other donors. Small grafts can also be used in a mechanism where they can eventually cover larger areas of the original wound.

These procedures are particularly important in the case of injuries that exceed 50% of the person’s body. The bank can also be a source of providing samples to other hospitals and centres.

The Blood Bank :

Accidents and burns require speedy blood transfusions to save the victims’ lives, which is why it is vitally important to have sufficient stores of blood and its derivatives at all times. Every two minutes there is an injured person requiring a blood transfusion; this means that one donation of blood can save up to three victims of burns and accidents, as well as sufferers of acute Anaemia and other diseases.

This is why at the Ahl Masr Organization we strive to spread awareness about the importance of regular blood donations, not only to save lives, but also because donating blood is beneficial to the donor due to the free blood analysis the donor receives, as well as the fact that it is beneficial for the heart, encourages the proliferation of new blood cells, helps protect against Cancer, as well as preserving iron levels in the blood.

Clinics

Specialised Clinics :

We cover all specialisations for adults and children, including surgery, gynaecology, paediatrics, and general practice, etc.

Laser Treatment :

The clinics also include a centre for laser treatment which guarantees a better aesthetic result for injuries and burns.

Rehabilitation

Physical Rehabilitation :

The Ahl Masr organization follows an integrated methodology for dealing with victims of accidents and burns; such that in addition to providing surgery and treatment, we also provide physical rehabilitation and physiotherapy, as statistics state that 18% of burn victims suffer from permanent disability and 17% from temporary disability, and one of the most important reasons for this is ignoring the importance of physical rehabilitation within the first few crucial hours after the injury.

Psychological Rehabilitation :

Many people believe that curing burn victims is restricted to medical treatment alone, and disregard the importance of the psychological trauma they are subjected to and how this may affect their lives. The mental anguish caused by the accident as well as the disfigurement they may suffer from could lead to them being shunned by society and therefore they require psychological rehabilitation, women, and children.

Social Rehabilitation

The Ahl Masr organization follows an integrated methodology for dealing with victims of accidents and burns; such that in addition to providing surgery and treatment, we also provide physical rehabilitation and physiotherapy, as statistics state that 18% of burn victims suffer from permanent disability and 17% from temporary disability, and one of the most important reasons for this is ignoring the importance of physical rehabilitation within the first few crucial hours after the injury.

Research Centres

Scientific Research :

All medical interventions for the treatment of accident and burn victims depends completely on scientific research; this is to enable us to develop different treatment options, whether with regard to medicines, skin, blood and indeed everything connected to the protocols of diagnosis and treatment.

The Ahl Masr organisation is currently in the process of establishing a specialised research centre in order that we may keep up to date with the latest methods of diagnosis and treatment and adapt them in accordance with the facilities and resources available.

One of our priorities is to support the culture of scientific research in the hospital and create new cadres of researchers who can come up with inexpensive and effective solutions.

Social Reseach :

At the Ahl Masr organisation we believe that a deep understanding of all the social and economic aspects surrounding accidents and burns contribute greatly to preventing such injuries and avoiding and the ensuing social repercussions.

The Social Research Centre will provide a solid database from which we can understand the social causes and results of these incidents, and provide solutions for their prevention.

The centre will also study the general policies related to providing services for victims of accidents and burns, to enable us to provide recommendations to service providers and all concerned, that will lead to wholesale reforms.

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