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Our Facilities and Support Staff

  • Our Facilities and Support Staff

    Gleneagles Hospital has a dedicated inpatient facility – the Parkway Asian Transplant Unit (PATU). It is specially equipped and staffed with a team of nurses and applied healthcare professionals to provide dedicated care for  hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) and transplant patients.

    Our transplant ward

    Set up in 2006, PATU is co-managed with the Asian American Liver Centre.

    Transplant patients, who are taking immunosuppressants to lower the body's ability to reject a newly transplanted organ, are more vulnerable to infection than other patients undergoing normal surgery. The nursing team at PATU are specially trained to look after such immunocompromised patients.

    The transplant ward consists of 7 intensive care unit (ICU) 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 vulnerable to infection. The one-way airflow from the inside of these rooms 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, with a one-way airflow that prevents airborne viruses and bacteria from getting out of the room.

    Our staff

    The team of nurses and allied healthcare professionals at PATU works very closely with the specialist doctors to keep them updated on any changes in the patient’s condition. With the ICU and ward within the same transplant unit, patients can experience a broad and complete 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 in taking care of their new organ post-surgery. Our transplant coordinators, together with pharmacists and dietitians, will educate and guide patients and their caregivers on the proper care that is needed following a transplant, such as diet, medications and follow-up appointments.

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