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Consulting an emergency department is becoming second nature. In 2017, the total number of cases admitted by HUG’s emergency services rose by 5.3%. It increased to 88,825 adult patients (including gynaecological and obstetrical and geriatric emergencies) and 29,139 children
The increase particularly concerns:
An emergency every 5 min
calls to 144 recorded
In the event of a life-threatening emergency, you should call 144. In 2017, 67,054 emergency calls were recorded; 31,564 emergency interventions made, including 4,556 medicalised interventions by the emergency rapid response unit. Twelve major events involved more than 5 patients.
Despite the constant rise in activity, the waiting times for being seen in the adult emergency department have improved. This is the result of measures deployed over the past few years:
The opening of the geriatric emergency department and nighttime outpatient emergency department has also helped to improve patient flow.
85 years old
This was the average age of the elderly people admitted to the non-critical geriatric emergency department (FR) at the Trois-Chêne Hospital. In 2017, 2,614 patients were seen. The results one year after the opening are extremely positive in terms of comfort and quality of care.