Patients are assigned a ward or a room based on the type of care they need and the availability of the bed. Typically, each general ward houses eight cubicles and each cubicle provides hospital bed to six patients. When patients request a private room we make every effort to meet their request. We have 20 private rooms. All private rooms have a phone, attached toilet, a closet for personal belongings and a bedside control for contacting a member of the staff.
When admitted to the hospital, patient care is provided by a team of health care professionals trained to meet patient's specific medical needs. The hospital team comprises of 20 units : Medicine (4); Surgery (3); Dermatology (1) ; Psychiatry (1); Paediatrics (2); Obstetrics and Gynaecology (3); Orthopaedics (2); Ophthalmology (2); ENT (1); A professor heads the unit; an associate professor, lecturers, registrars and interns form the team.
Since Kasturba hospital is a teaching hospital, patients are seen by medical students, interns, student nurses and residents who work with consultants. As a result, patients receive the benefit of having a number of doctors working together with shared concerns for their well being. The following is a brief description of some hospital staff members.
Consultants are members of the team that determine and supervise medical care of patients. Referred to as an attending physician in the United States, consultants or unit heads are responsible for managing patient's care. They also teach other doctors to care for patients.
Residents and interns are physicians completing their training. They work under the guidance of consultants.
Nurses coordinate and provide care. The hospital has 232 nurses who are registered with Nursing Council of India. These nurses have training and skills in providing healthcare in their specialty areas.
The departments of Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Ear-Nose-Throat offer surgical services to both inpatients as well as outpatients. The well-equipped operation theatre complex, located on the first floor of KH houses 10 operation theatres.