Surgical Intensive Care Unit
HMH Menouf’s doctors are capable of performing advanced procedures, and eager to train their Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) surgical residents to do the same. Unfortunately, they do not have a surgical intensive care unit, so the hospital cannot currently provide post-operative care to critically ill surgical patients. The medical ICU is across the hospital from operating rooms, presenting a difficulty when staff are transporting fragile surgical patients, and it is without the necessary resources for high-need cases. And intensive care costs money, which many of HMH Menouf’s needy patients do not have.
We need your help to serve critically ill surgical patients, and to train the doctors who will care for them. We need a surgical intensive care unit at Harper Memorial Hospital Menouf.
The Intensive Care for the Poor project will establish a surgical ICU with two beds and a well-stocked nursing station from which nurses can monitor patients closely for complications. With this dedicated space and advanced training for surgical nursing staff, the hospital can expand their surgical work, offering more procedures and better care, which will improve surgical outcomes as well. For those who cannot afford intensive care, and would otherwise go without effective medical attention, the project will establish a benevolence fund so that HMH Menouf can continue its mission to accept all needy patients without regard for money.