Saba Health - Admissions
Hospital On Saba - Dutch Caribbean
Admission
Our team of admission nurses provide care to our admitted patients on the ward in the A.M. Edwards Medical Center.

Admittance takes place to treat: internal -, cardiac -, pulmonologic - or infectious - disease, revalidation, observation or for palliative care. Many of these admittances are done in close consultation with specialists elsewhere and include step-down care.

Ward
The ward of the A.M. Edwards Medical Center has 4 patient rooms; a three-person male ward, a three-person female ward and two private rooms.

Most of our patients will stay in the three-person rooms. Patients will only be submitted into private rooms based on medical requirement and availability.

All the rooms are equipped with a television and books are available for your entertainment.

Admission preparations
You will be admitted for a day (part) or a number of days in the A.M. Edwards Medical Center. Here you will find information about your stay and how you can prepare. Being admitted can be stressful for some people, but our aim is to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

What you need to bring:
A valid identity document (ID card, passport, driving license or residence permit)
All your medication – both prescribed by your own physician and anything else you take regularly
Essential accessories such as your glasses, hearing aid, walker, cane, wheelchair or scooter
Day and nightwear, dressing gown, slippers, socks, extra underwear, slippers for the shower wash bag and toiletries
Your diet list, if you have one
A book, game, magazines, writing material or other entertainment
Name and contact number of a family member or close friend who we can contact for you if necessary.

What we ask you not to bring:
Large amounts of money
Jewellery, valuables, and credit cards

We encourage you to leave valuables such as large sums of money, jewellery and other valuables at home. We cannot accept any liability for loss, damage or theft of money, jewelry or other personal property.

On admission in the ward a nurse will complete all admission documentation with you. This admission process may involve:
Taking some personal details
Taking a brief medical history
Documenting any medication you may take and any allergies you have.
Checking your vitals such as; pulse, blood pressure and temperature
Asking you for a urine sample

During the admission process the nurse will ask you who your care contact will be. Your care contact will be the contact person for our medical staff and it is important for this person to be present during the consults with the physician. Every patient is entitled to one care contact. The care contact is able to visit the patient 24/7. Your care contact will be able to inform all your friends and relatives inquiring about you and coordinate a visiting schedule suitable for you and the medical center.

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