Mayo Hospital

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Mayo Hospital
Mayo Hospital, Lahore.jpg
Mayo Hospital (Inpatient Building)
Geography
Location Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, Pakistan
Organisation
Care system Tertiary care
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university King Edward Medical University
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 2000[1]
History
Founded 1871
Links
Lists Hospitals in Pakistan

Mayo Hospital is one of the oldest and biggest hospital in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. King Edward Medical University is the attached university which is Pakistan's most prestigious and the South Asia's second oldest institution.

History[edit]

The hospital building was completed in 1870 and it started functioning in 1871. The hospital is named after the then Viceroy of the British India, the “Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo” also locally known as Lord Mayo. The architecture of the hospital is Italian, designed by Pudon and engineered by Rai Bahadur Kanahya, one of the leading architects of that time. However the architectural influence seems to be from medieval hospitals built in Dark Ages.[2] The additions between 1960 and early 1980 were designed by A. R. Hye.

The hospital buildings were built in the following order:

  • Main Building of Mayo Hospital (Now inpatient department) in 1871
  • AVH (Private) Block in 1891
  • Out Patient Department in 1952
  • Pediatrics Ward in 1974
  • Institute of Ophthalmology in 1982
  • Accidents & Emergency Block & Pediatric Surgery Block (Present)in 1984
  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2001

Development is actively taking place and new buildings like "Surgical Tower" to meet the demands of the patients is being constructed.

Facilities Available[3][edit]

  • Physiotherapy and Manual therapy on both indoor and outdoor basis
  • Central Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with Central Oxygen and Suction System
  • Standard Coronary Care Unit (CCU) Facilities
  • Angiography, Angioplasty, Cardiac Bypass, Heart Valves Replacement and all sorts of Cardiac Operations and procedures
  • Radio Isotope Cardiology, Thallium Scan, Echocardiography
  • Spiral Computed Tomography, Color Doppler and Ultrasonography.
  • Renal Transplantation and Renal Haemodialysis
  • Radiotherapy
  • Latest Physiotherapy Equipment, Rehabilitation Center and Orthopaedic Workshop
  • Neuroangiography, Electromyography (EMG), Electroencephalography (EEG) and all kind of sophisticated Neurosurgical operations
  • Operations of Plastic Surgery and cosmetology
  • Operations of Fascio-maxillary, Jaw and Dental Surgery
  • All kinds of Orthopaedic Operations
  • All kind of Eye and Otorhinolaryngology Operations
  • Surgical Operations of all kind for neonates, children, young and old patients
  • Radio Isotope Thyroid, Liver, Bone, Brain and other organs scanning, Hormonal Assays and Viral Markings

Departments[4][edit]

Accident and Emergency[edit]

It is the main emergency department, treats adults starting from 13 years. There are separate emergencies for children less than 13 years comprising Pediatic Medicine and Pediatric Surgery emergencies.

  • Total Beds available: ~500
  • Patients seen per day in all Emergency departments (Adult and Pediatric): ~ 600 - 800

Facilities available in Emergency Department[edit]

  • 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgeons and prompt availability of care in varying specialties such as orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Intensive care (ICU) & coronary care unit (CCU), fully equipped with central monitoring, central oxygen supply system, ventilators, defibrillators and sufficient stock of medicines.
  • A burn unit for 10 patients, managed by Plastic Surgeons
  • A well equipped clinical laboratory, performing 1500–2000 tests daily.
  • Sufficient stock of blood of all groups.
  • Ambulance service for transport of patients within

Out-Patient Department[edit]

There are 42 out-patient departments comprising Medicine and Surgery and sub-specialities.

  • Average patients per day in OPD: ~2000

Inpatient Department[edit]

  • Average surgeries performed per day: ~250
  • Total Beds: ~1600
  • Major Departments: 4 Internal Medicine and 4 General Surgical Departments.

Total patients seen per year are ~8,35,136: ~2,25,653 in the Emergency and ~6,09,483 in the Outpatient Department.

Achievements[edit]

Starting from 24 May 2003, following departments provide 100% free[5] treatment (as long as the patient remains admitted in the hospital):

  • Accident & Emergency Department
  • Pediatric Medicine and Surgery Emergency, Inpatient Department and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Department of Ophthalmology and Eye Operation Theatre
  • General Surgical Operation Theatres and Inpatient Departments
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Otorhinolaryngology Operation Theatre
  • Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases and Chest Surgical Departments
  • Cardiac Surgery Operation Theatre, Inpatient and Coronary Care Unit (CCU)[6]
  • Dermatology Outpatient Department
  • Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department
  • Radiotherapy & Oncology Department
  • Internal Medicine Departments

Organization[edit]

Medical Superintendent heads the Hospital Management.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian docs ready to feel Pak pulse", The Times Of India, 20 March 2004, retrieved 20 November 2008 
  2. ^ Ahmad, Safwan (15 April 2011). "Mayo Hospital Inpatient Building in the Shape of a Christian Cross!". Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Mayo Hospital, Lahore, retrieved 11 November 2008 
  4. ^ About Mayo Hospital, archived from the original on 6 January 2008, retrieved 11 November 2008 
  5. ^ City District Government to take benefit from Mayo Hospital, retrieved 20 November 2008 
  6. ^ Mayo Hospital Lahore, light of hope for cardiac patients, retrieved 20 November 2008 
  7. ^ Organization of Health Department in Punjab, retrieved 11 November 2008 

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