Medical Practice

Concept of a Paediatric Emergency Ward for the Cities of a Developing Country

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5842.719 (Published 23 December 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:719
  1. P. M. Leary

    Abstract

    Children's hospitals in developing countries carry an enormous patient load. Available facilities must be organized to provide essential care for all. At the Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town this has been achieved by the development of an emergency ward attached to the outpatient department. It is suggested that this concept should be applied in large hospitals of other developing countries.