Alasim-Bright Memorial Hospital

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The Alasim-Bright Memorial Hospital is located on Selasia. It is considered to be the premier medical facility in the Distant Fringe. It is closely associated with the University of Selasia, particularly the College of Clinical Medicine.

Description / Specifications[edit]

Alasim-Bright is a teaching hospital and is closely associated with the College of Clinical Medicine at the University of Selasia. It has many departments, staffed by a wide variety of healthcare professionals: there is a great deal of crossover between departments and they work very closely together. Each department tends to be overseen by consultants in that speciality with a team of junior medical staff under them who are also training in that speciality.

Main Buildings[edit]

The hospital consists of a number of buildings containing the various departments:

  • Astra Welcome Complex
  • Bright Medical Hospital
  • Selasia Wing
    • Rysos Annex
  • Francond Wing
    • Bergstein-Hartmann Annex
  • Sara Vertrupp Institute for Reproductive Medicine

Patients[edit]

Alasim-Bright has the capacity to accept in excess of 10,000 patients. It has 149 wards and clinics. The chief executive of the hospital is the Superintendent.

Staff[edit]

The Alasim-Bright Memorial Hospital has a staff of approximately 13,000. They are supplemented by more than 6000 medical and utility robots.

Astra Welcome Complex[edit]

Main Administrative Center[edit]

The main administrative center of the hospital. It provides management and administration services. It contains the main records offices and the primary computer core.

It sits on the Mercy Loop, a subterranean rapid transit system that carries patients, visitors and staff to different parts of the hospital.

Discharge lounge[edit]

The Alasim-Bright Memorial Hospital has discharge lounges to help patients on their final day in hospital. Patients who don't need to stay on the ward are transferred to the lounge on the day of discharge. Staff will inform the pharmacy, transport and appropriate persons of the transfer. To help pass the time, there are usually facilities such as digital entertainments, physical puzzles and games, and printed reading material. If someone feels unwell while waiting, nurses contact a doctor to come and see them before discharge.

Chaplaincy[edit]

Chaplains of all faiths promote the spiritual and pastoral wellbeing of patients, relatives and staff. They are available to all members of staff for confidential counsel and support irrespective of religion or race.

Chapel of Rest[edit]

A multi-denominational hospital chapel is available.

Elderly Services Department[edit]

Led by consultant physicians specialising in geriatric medicine, this department looks after a wide range of problems associated with the elderly. This includes stroke medicine, gastroenterology, diabetes, locomotor (movement) problems, continence problems, syncope (fainting), and bone disease. It provides a range of services such as home visits, day hospitals and outpatient clinics. The department often has close links with other community services for the elderly.

Mortuary[edit]

The hospital mortuary is used for the storage of cadavers awaiting identification or removal for autopsy or disposal by burial, cremation or other preferred method. The bodies are refrigerated to delay decomposition.

Mortuary Cryogenic Unit[edit]

The Unit preserves bodies immediately after clinical death and stores them for future purposes.

Bright Medical Hospital[edit]

The heart of the Alasim-Bright Memorial Hospital. The first small medical facility was founded on the site sometime around 4900AD, around 700 years ago, and expanded to become today's modern facility. The hospital has a total of 28 Wards and 4 Clinics.

A sprawling complex of buildings connected by covered corridors in the shape of an "H" when seen from above. The Bright Tower is located at its center.

It sits on the Mercy Loop, a subterranean rapid transit system that carries patients, visitors and staff to different parts of the hospital.

Accident and Emergency (A&E)[edit]

  • 2 Wards (two separate A&E facilities at opposite sides of the hospital).

This Department (sometimes called Casualty) is where an individual will be taken in an emergency. The A&E Department operates 24 hours a day, every day and are staffed and equipped to deal with all emergencies. Patients are assessed and seen in order of need. Each A&E ward has a separate minor injuries area supported by nurses.

Each A&E department has restricted landing zones for emergency response vehicles, as well as vehicle parking and landing pads for visitors. Each is served by a stop on the Mercy Loop rapid transit system.

Critical Care[edit]

  • 3 Wards

Sometimes called intensive care, this unit is for the most seriously ill patients. It has a relatively small number of beds and is manned by specialist doctors and nurses, as well as by consultant anaesthetists, physiotherapists and dietitians. Patients requiring intensive care are transferred from other departments in the hospital.

Anaesthetics[edit]

  • 1 Ward

Doctors in this department give anaesthetic for operations. They are responsible for the provision of acute pain services (pain relief after an operation), chronic pain services (pain relief in long-term conditions such as arthritis), critical care services (pain relief for those who have had a serious accident or trauma), obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia (epidurals in childbirth and anaesthetic for Caesarean sections).

Pain management Clinics[edit]
  • 4 Clinics

Usually run by consultant anaesthetists, these clinics aim to help treat patients with severe long-term pain that appears resistant to normal treatments. Depending on the hospital, a wide range of options are available, such as acupuncture, nerve blocks and drug treatment.

General surgery[edit]

  • 22 Wards

The general surgery ward covers a wide range of surgery and includes day surgery, thyroid surgery, kidney transplants colon surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), endoscopy, and breast surgery. Day surgery units have a high turnover of patients who attend for minor surgical procedures such as hernia repairs.

Pharmacy[edit]

The hospital pharmacy is run by pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and attached staff. It is responsible for drug-based services in the hospital, including the purchasing, supply and distribution of medication and pharmaceuticals, inpatient and outpatient dispensing, clinical and ward pharmacy and the use of drugs.

The pharmacy provides a drug formulary for hospital doctors to use as a guide. It also helps supervise clinical trial management and ward drug-use review.

Selasia Wing[edit]

Total of 40 Wards and 2 Clinics

It sits on the Mercy Loop, a subterranean rapid transit system that carries patients, visitors and staff to different parts of the hospital.

Cardiology[edit]

  • 5 Wards

This department provides medical care to patients who have problems with their heart or circulation. It treats people on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Typical procedures performed include electrocardiogram (ECG) and exercise tests to measure heart function, echocardiograms (ultrasound scan of the heart), scans of the carotid artery in your neck to determine stroke risk, 24-hour blood pressure tests, insertion of pacemakers, cardiac catheterisation (coronary angiography) to see if there are any blocks in your arteries.

Gastroenterology[edit]

  • 3 Wards

Run by consultants specialising in bowel-related medicine, this department investigates and treats upper and lower gastrointestinal disease, as well as diseases of the pancreas and bile duct system. It includes endoscopy and nutritional services. Sub-specialities include colerectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease and swallowing problems. There are often endoscopy nurse specialists linked to a gastroenterology unit who are able to perform a wide range of bowel investigations.

Nutrition and dietetics[edit]

  • 2 Clinics

Trained dieticians and nutritionists provide specialist advice on diet for hospital wards and outpatient clinics, forming part of a multidisciplinary team. The department works across a wide range of specialities such as diabetes, cancer, kidney problems, paediatrics, elderly care, surgery and critical care, and gastroenterology. They also provide group education to patients with diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis, and work closely with weight management groups.

Orthopaedics[edit]

  • 12 Wards

Orthopaedic departments treat problems that affect the musculoskeletal system: muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves. The doctors and nurses who run the Department deal with everything from setting bone fractures to carrying out surgery to correct problems such as torn ligaments and hip replacements. Orthopaedic trauma includes fractures and dislocations as well as musculoskeletal injuries to soft tissues.

Medical Cybernetics[edit]

  • 1 Ward

Closely associated with the University of Selasia Institute of Technology. It oversees the replacement of limbs and organs with artificial components, either through necessity or for cosmetic reasons.

Medical Gravitics[edit]

  • 1 Ward

Closely associated with the University of Selasia Institute of Technology. It oversees the application of gravitics technology to medical conditions.

Rheumatology[edit]

  • 5 Wards

Rheumatologists run the unit and are experts in the field of musculoskeletal disorders (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves). Their role is to diagnose conditions and recommend appropriate treatment, if necessary from the orthopaedic department.

Physiotherapy[edit]

  • 3 Wards

Physiotherapists promote body healing, for example after surgery, through therapies such as exercise and manipulation. They assess, treat and advise patients with a wide range of medical conditions. They also provide health education to patients and staff on how to do things more easily. Their services are provided to patients on the wards, in the physiotherapy department itself and in rehabilitation units. Physiotherapists often work closely with orthopaedic teams.

Urology[edit]

  • 5 Wards

The urology department is run by consultant urology surgeons and their surgical teams. It investigates all areas linked to kidney and bladder-based problems.

Nephrology[edit]

  • 3 Wards

This department monitors and assesses patients with (renal) problems. Nephrologists will liaise with the transplant team in cases of kidney transplants. They also supervise the dialysis day unit for people who are waiting for a kidney transplant or who are unable to have a transplant for any reason.

Renal unit[edit]

  • 3 Wards

Closely linked with nephrology department, these units provide treatment for patients with kidney problems.

Rysos Annex[edit]

Total of 9 Wards

It sits on the Mercy Loop, a subterranean rapid transit system that carries patients, visitors and staff to different parts of the hospital.

Xenomedicine Unit[edit]

  • 7 Wards

The Xenomedicine Unit treats non-human Sophonts of all kinds. It is in effect a self-contained hospital specialising in treating injuries and illnesses of all kinds in members of non-human species.

Critical Care Center[edit]

  • 1 Ward

Specialising in treating non-human Sophonts that require critical care. It is manned by specialist doctors and nurses, as well as by consultant anaesthetists, physiotherapists and dietitians.

Quarantine / Isolation[edit]

  • 2 Wards

Francond Center[edit]

Total of 15 Wards

It sits on the Mercy Loop, a subterranean rapid transit system that carries patients, visitors and staff to different parts of the hospital.

Ear nose and throat (ENT)[edit]

  • 6 Wards

The ENT department provides care for patients with a variety of problems, including general ear, nose and throat diseases, neck lumps, cancers of the head and neck area, tear duct problems, facial skin lesions, balance and hearing disorders, snoring and sleep apnoea, ENT allergy problems, salivary gland diseases and voice disorders.

Neurology[edit]

  • 5 Wards

This unit deals with disorders of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. It is run by neurologists and their staff. There are also paediatric neurologists who treat children. Neurologists may also be involved in clinical research and clinical trials. Specialist nurses liaise with patients, consultants and Doctors to help with any problems that may occur between outpatient appointments.

Applied Psionic Intervention Unit[edit]

  • 1 Ward

Ophthalmology[edit]

  • 3 Wards

Eye departments provide a range of ophthalmic services, including general eye clinic appointments, laser treatments, optometry (sight testing), orthoptics (non-surgical treatments), prosthetic eye services and ophthalmic imaging (eye scans).

Bergstein-Hartmann Annex[edit]

Total of 19 Wards

It sits on the Mercy Loop, a subterranean rapid transit system that carries patients, visitors and staff to different parts of the hospital.

Applied Cryogenics Unit[edit]

  • 1 Ward

The unit is able to use cryogenic equipment for a variety of purposes, including slowing or halting body processes, preserving organs, and allowing patients in critical condition to be transferred with the minimum of problems.

Diagnostic Imaging[edit]

  • 3 Wards

This Department provides a full range of diagnostic imaging services including general radiography, mammography (breast scans), ultrasound scans, angiography (scans of blood vessels), interventional radiology (minimally invasive procedures, eg to treat narrowed arteries), CT scanning (scans that show cross sections of the body), and MRI scanning (3D scans using magnetic and radio waves).

Diagnostic Densitometry[edit]

  • 1 Ward

This unit uses medical grade densitometers to scan the body in order to locate anomalous structures or foreign objects.

Screening Unit[edit]

  • 1 Ward

This unit primarily screens women for breast cancer, either through routine mammogram examinations or at the request of doctors. It works closely with the Diagnostic Imaging Department.

Haematology[edit]

  • 3 Wards

Haematology services work closely with the hospital laboratory. These doctors treat blood diseases and malignancies linked to the blood, with both new referrals and emergency admissions being seen.

Microbiology[edit]

  • 3 Wards

The Microbiology Department looks at all aspects of microbiology, such as bacterial and viral infections. A head microbiology consultant and team of microbiologists test patient samples sent to them by medical staff from the hospital and from doctors' surgeries.

Radiotherapy[edit]

  • 4 Wards

Run by a combination of consultant doctors and specially trained radiotherapists, this department provides radiotherapy (X-ray) treatment for conditions such as malignant tumours and cancer.

Oncology[edit]

  • 4 Wards

This department provides radiotherapy and a full range of chemotherapy treatments for cancerous tumours and blood disorders. It is staffed by specialist doctors and nurses trained in oncology (cancer care), it has close links with surgical and medical teams in other departments.

Sara Vertrupp Institute for Reproductive Medicine[edit]

Total of 33 Wards

It sits on the Mercy Loop, a subterranean rapid transit system that carries patients, visitors and staff to different parts of the hospital.

Maternity Departments[edit]

  • 13 Wards

Women have a choice of who leads their maternity care and where they give birth. Care can be led by a consultant, a general practitioner or a midwife. Maternity wards provide antenatal care, care during childbirth and postnatal support. Antenatal clinics provide monitoring for both routine and complicated pregnancies. High-dependency units can offer one-to-one care for women who need close monitoring when there are complications in pregnancy or childbirth.

Clinical GenPod Unit[edit]
  • 1 Ward
Neonatal unit[edit]
  • 8 Wards

The neonatal unit has a number of small wards that are used to provide care for intensive, high-dependency and special care for newborn babies. It always maintains close links with the Maternity Department, in the interest of babies and their families. The neonatal unit has the philosophy that, whenever possible, mother and baby should be together.

Obstetric Unit[edit]

  • 3 Wards

The obstetric unit provides maternity services such as antenatal and postnatal care, prenatal diagnosis unit, and maternal and foetal surveillance. It is overseen by consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists and has a wide range of attached staff linked to it, including specialist nurses, midwives and imaging technicians. It is decorated so as to provide a comfortable and comforting environment.

Gynaecology[edit]

  • 5 Wards and Clinics

The gynaecology department investigates and treats problems of the female urinary tract and reproductive organs, such as endometritis, infertility and incontinence. It also provides a range of care for cervical smear screening and post-menopausal bleeding checks. It has a specialist care ward, a day surgery unit, an emergency gynaecology assessment unit, and outpatient clinics.

Genitourinary Medicine[edit]

  • 3 Wards

This department provides advice, testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs), family planning care, and pregnancy testing and advice. It also provides care and support for other sexual and genital problems. Care includes general inpatient and outpatient treatment, colposcopy, laser therapy or hysteroscopy for abnormal cervical cells, psychosexual counselling, recurrent miscarriage unit, and the early pregnancy unit.

Worlds & Sectors[edit]

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