Emergency services are open and available 24/7, 7 days a week at Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad. Our emergency department is well equipped with an adequate number of cardiac monitors, defibrillators, and other important equipment including ventilators and a dedicated ultrasound machine. The Emergency Services department is a very high activity area of the hospital and so has senior consultants, physicians, and trained staff present at all times. We have employed a new triage system, ESI (Emergency Severity Index) to prioritize all patients based upon their clinical needs, in order to attend to the most critical patient first. Our Emergency department is one of the only two departments in Pakistan which trains doctors in emergency medicine for the FCPS (Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan). We provide education and training to public institutions training them in Basic Life Support and improving their emergency care.
Patients in our emergency department are expedited in their treatment so that the majority can be discharged or admitted within 4 hours. We have a steadily increasing number of patients coming to our emergency department year after year.