By Landing Ceesay
The Ministry of Health would temporarily transfer emergency cases to EFSTH Bakau Centre (formally called Ndemban Clinic), during renovation at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH).
“The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that following the awarding of the contract for the renovation of Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), at a cost of over One Hundred and Seventy –Six Million Dalasi (D176, 000,000.00), construction works will start soon in phases.
“The construction, once commenced, may pose some challenges to patients and visitors in affected areas particularly, the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit during the period, therefore, all accident and other emergency cases in adults will be temporally seen at EFTSH Bakau Centre (formally called Ndemban Clinic) starting 24th November 2021,” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
The ministry further stated that during the renovation phase, all referrals meant for the Accident and Emergency Unit at the EFSTH in Banjul are requested to go to EFSTH Bakau Centre.
However, the ministry stated that EFSTH in Banjul would continue to see all maternity related cases for the period.
Therefore, the ministry is soliciting the support and cooperation of the public and all health facilities during the period of the renovation works at the EFSTH in Banjul.