Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital - Areas of The Hospital

Areas of The Hospital

Since it is a mother and baby care hospital, all wards cater to mothers and babies only.

Ward 1 is specifically for abortion and gynecology and oncology cases.

Ward 2 is for High-Risk mothers awaiting to give birth that are being observed due to some common pregnancy complications such as hypertension, placenta-previa and abruptio placentae just to name the most common. Ward 2 like ward 1 is also divided into several areas: namely the Kangaroo Mother care area where the mothers who have given birth to underweight babies stay and nurture their children while in the NICU until they are ready to be discharged. The second areas is where most of the high risk patients come after giving birth. Most of the cases are hypertensive, hypokalemic and diabetic just to name the most common complications. Besides the Maternal High Risk area, there is also a room for ICU patients and this room can only accommodate 2 patients before.

Ward 3 is assigned for those Caesarian patients who have fewer complications. It is the second most populous ward in the hospital, sometimes amounting to more than 100 pairs of patients (mother and baby)

Ward 4 is where most of the Normal delivery patients end up, This is the most populous ward and patients have been known to reach more than 300 pairs most especially on the "ber" months.

There is also the NICU area where most of the babies are taken care of after being born. This area alone is divided into several areas on their own depending on the patient condition and/or complication.

There is the pediatric ward where though it is on a separate building, it is still a part of the hospital. This area caters to most pediatric cases provided there are instruments and doctors are able to handle the case. Some special cases that cannot be handled here are sent to neighboring hospitals where they can be treated with better equipment and staff.

The emergency area where expectant mothers are assessed and admitted before they are sent to either the MHR, Labor room or in the wards

The OR complex as it is called in Fabella is a combination of a Labor Room where laboring patients are prepared before going to the operating rooms or in the delivery room. The OR Complex is made up of 4 operating rooms, 1 delivery room (which can accommodate 12-20 laboring patients at any given time), a Labor room with around 5-8 beds, a post-anesthesia Care Room (recovery room) which can accommodate around 5–8 patients. The operating room mostly operates on Caesarian sections and rare gynecology cases and even rarer Pediatric cases. Pediatric cases where done by a visiting pediatric surgeon before. Consultants with mixed specializations also visit the hospital to guide the residents as this hospital is mostly a resident-reliant hospital. Usually one consultant is present at any given time to guide a specific team he/she is assigned to.

There is also an out-patient clinic in the hospital where expectant mothers undergo routine tests in order to assess fetal and mother well-being.

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