The Hannah Joseph Hospital specialises in Neurosciences and Trauma care. While all supporting services are available round the clock, Neurosurgery and Trauma care primarily involving the head, neck and spine are the main focus areas. The efficient functioning of the hospital is made possible by well trained staff in the supporting departments such as the Nursing department, Pharmacy services, House-keeping department, Front Office, Dietary department, Stores and Purchase department, Medical Records department, Human Resources department, Maintenance department, Transport department and Security services.
The department of Neurosurgery is the mainstay of the hospital. The department is run by highly experienced and competent neurosurgeons who offer the complete range of major and minor neurosurgical procedures. The department is complemented by a highly sophisticated and well equipped operation theatre and supported by Neuro intensive care units.
Neuro & cardiac anesthesiology is dedicated in providing excellentpaient care with its team of experienced faculty. We attend to critical care needs of neurosurgical, neuromedical, cardiac and trauma patients. The department is equipped with anestheia work stations, advanced critical care ventilators, multipara (invasive) monitors, fibre optic bronchoscope, drug delivery systems, temperature control systems, intra operative neuromonitors & ICP monitors in our operation theatres and ICUs. We make sure our patients have a pleasant experience throughout their hospitalisation and surgeries.
More than 30 % of our patients present with neurological problems like stroke, brain fever (meningitis), acute inflammatory demyelinating diseases of the brain and spinal cord. The Neuro ICU back up along with gadgets like EEG, EMG/NCV, evoked potential studies such as SSEP, VEP and BAEP helps in delineating various clinical conditions of the patients. Stroke – care unit helps in the rehabilitation programme at our institute.
The Emergency Room is an extremely busy department at our hospital. We receive a large number of trauma cases, including road traffic accidents, assaults and other causes of accidents such as domestic and industrial. In order to cater to the requirements of such patients, we have a medico-legal cell which handles all the MLC-related formalities for such patients.
We have a well-coordinated facility for head and spine injury patients and for those with associated polytrauma. The multi-slice spiral CT scanner at our emergency suite is capable of performing a whole body CT in less than 10 minutes. The backup faculty which includes the Neuro-Anesthetist (the team leader), in-house medical officers and the specialists from various departments attend to our critically ill patients. We are supported by 2 major and 1 step-down Neuro intensive care unit with ventilator and monitoring facilities. All accident and trauma cases are received and taken up for surgery round the clock.
The Neurosurgery team is assisted by other highly competent consultants of the relevant departments as required by cases coming to the A&E department.
Major psychiatric disorders like Schizophrenia, Bipolar affective disorder, depression, Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD) are treated here. Childhood problems like ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are managed on an outpatient basis. The hospital offers Psychotherapy for Martial disharmony, alcohol abuse/dependence, suicidal patients, personality & anxiety disorders and parenting problems.
Psychiatric consultations in geriatric population like dementia care, post-stroke psychological rehabilitation, depression associated with Parkinson’s disease are taken up. Majority of the patients do present with Post head injury sequelae which needs expert psychiatric management. Behavioural therapy and stress & insomnia management are done here.