Emergency Department

This is a fully equipped 24 hour functional emergency room that provides initial treatment to patients with a broad spectrum of illnesses including life threatening injuries in the setting of trauma and acute illnesses prior to admission or transfer to other specialist referral centers. It caters to patients of all ages from newborn to geriatrics. The Emergency Room (ER) is staffed by doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians with specialized training in emergency medicine.

The emergency room has resuscitation bays. Equipment in these bays include defibrillators, patient monitory equipment, central oxygen, intravenous lines and fluids together with various emergency drugs. An ECG machine and an ultrasound complete the set up. The ER and its staff routinely handle and treat patients with acute or exacerbations of chronic respiratory diseases including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). Basic life support systems are also available as needed.

Patients brought in with acute cardiac conditions, after initial assessment and treatment, are either admitted to the hospital or transferred to a specialty hospital with a cardiothoracic unit. Patients with major trauma or multiple injuries are stabilized before referral to other specialist hospitals. Our plan for the emergency room is to adopt a protocol that will minimize wait times and add comfort to patients using an observation bed model. This ER model seeks to move patients from the emergency room into the observation bed once they are stabilized and if they need to be monitored before going home.

As with most ER Departments, the seriously ill patients (i.e those with life threatening injuries/illnesses) are given first priority. Those with less serious health problems are then triaged on a "first come first served basis" in a timely manner. This ensures that good patient outcomes are optimized and the cost of care is reduced.

Ambulance Service

Edge Medical Center operates a well equipped emergency transportation service with dedicated and trained emergency staff. Our ambulance drivers can also provide back up support to the emergency staff when required. They offer compassionate, high quality and responsive care.  The ambulance is fully air-conditioned and is fitted with resuscitation and basic life support equipment. We are able to offer easy, quick and convenient transportation for referrals and also offer home-service emergency pick-up around the clock for a fee.

Medical Records

Edge Medical Center is a technologically advanced private hospital in Owerri.  We use the latest in technology to deliver excellent healthcare. We utilize Cloud based technologies for lab results, imaging and electronic health records which connects physicians and patients from any location.  This will improve access to patient clinical information for both patient and physician.

-- Dr George C Ego-Osuala MD,FACP

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Plot P14 Isiukwuato Street

Owerri, Imo State

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