Gleneagles Hospital has a dedicated inpatient facility – the Parkway Asian Transplant (PATU). It is specially outfitted and staffed with a team of nurses and applied healthcare professionals to provide dedicated care for HPB and transplant patients.
Our transplant ward
Set up in 2006, PATU is co-managed with the Asian American Liver Centre, one of the most established private liver clinics in the region.
Transplant patients, who are taking immunosuppressants to lower the body's ability to reject a newly transplanted organ, are more susceptible to infection than other patients undergoing normal surgery. The nursing team at PATU are specially trained to look after such immunecompromised patients.
The transplant ward consists of seven ICU (Intensive Care Unit) rooms and 12 general ward rooms. Immediately following a transplant operation, patients are monitored in the ICU before they are transferred to the wards within the Transplant Unit. Two of the ICUs are of positive pressure, and they are used to house patients who are especially susceptible to infection since the unilateral airflow from the inside makes it unlikely for airborne viruses or bacteria to travel into the room from the outside. There is also one negative pressure room in the Transplant Unit, which houses patients with infectious disease as the negative pressure prevents airborne viruses and bacteria from getting out of the room.
The team of nurses and allied healthcare professionals at PATU works very closely with the specialist doctors to keep them updated of any changes in the patient’s condition. With the ICU and ward within the same Transplant Unit, our patients can experience comprehensive and holistic care provided by an experienced multidisciplinary medical and nursing team.
A liver transplant is a life-changing event, and patients will need to be vigilant post-surgery in taking care of their new organ. Our transplant coordinators, together with pharmacists and dieticians, will educate and guide patients and their caregivers on the proper care that is required following a transplant, such as diet, medications and follow-up appointments.
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