Patients who are seriously unwell or require specialised treatment and constant, close monitoring are given care in our purpose-built intensive care unit. Our fully equipped Emergency Room contains specialist equipment and is staffed by First Western’s highly skilled and experienced team. The team work 24 hours a day and are specialised in intensive care medicine and care.
Emergency Room equipment includes ventilators to help patients with breathing problems, cardiac monitors, external pacemakers and defibrillators for heart problems and feeding tubes in case of the patient being unable to eat naturally.
All critically ill patients are given one-to-one care with a dedicated nurse and a team of specialists.
If you require admission to First Western’s Emergency Room, you can be reassured that you will receive round the clock care, with modern equipment and caring medical professionals, to the highest standard.
Reasons for Emergency Room admissions
Many admissions to our Emergency Room are planned in advance as part of a surgical programme, especially for invasive surgery or surgery with a higher risk of complications.
On occasion, some patients need to be transferred to Emergency Room due to a change in their condition. Once a patient is able to breathe on their own and does not require such stringent monitoring, they will be moved back to their own room.
Unfortunately, on Koh Phangan, accidents on the road are quite common and one of the most common reasons for admission to any Emergency Room is trauma. Our facilities, highly trained medical staff and a wealth of experience in dealing with intensive care patients means we are always ready for an emergency and can carry out long-term care all under one roof.