Victoria hospital is proposing to open a new critical care department. The proposal is due to the growing number of emergencies.
History of Victoria Hospital :
Victoria Hospital is a government run hospital affiliated with Bangalore Medical College now renamed Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. It is one of the largest hospital in the city.
The hospital was started by Shri. Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the then Maharaja of Mysore in 1901.
Health care facilities at Victoria Hospital :
Emergency services are available 24 hours including traumatology and emergency surgery in the Mahabodhi Burns and Casualty block with a 24-hour blood bank.
A centralized laboratory modernized with a grant from Infosys provides 24-hour services. The outpatient department housed in the Sir Puttanna Chetty block has a pharmacy that supplies medicines free to poor patients
The centenary building houses new wards and the nuclear medicine department with gamma camera and modern operation theatres. The radiology department is in the B.M. Srinivasaiah block.
The E.N.T department is in the Venkateshwara Institute. A dharmashala on the hospital campus provides subsidized accommodation for patient’s companions.
New Critical care unit at Victoria Hospital :
With the increase in medical attention and growing number of patients there is a need to include a critical care unit. The hospital has sought minimum 10 doctors only for the critical care. This includes critical care specialists, anaesthetists and doctors.
For a hospital of this vast size, the need of a dedicated team of experts is needed. At present the hospital is utilizing the staff from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.
Emergency cases at Victoria hospital includes accidents, poisoning, snakebite etc. The hospital sees around 60000 patients in the trauma care centre in a year.
Shortages at Victoria hospital:
The hospital has shortage of nurses. The trauma centre in the hospital needs around 280 nurses. But the hospital at present has 180 nurses and is in need of 100 more.
The hospital has 385 ICU beds, 10 neurotrauma beds, 18 beds in main ICU, 2 beds in isolation.