How A Medical Centre Operates

Medical Centre means the non-profit organisation, which owns or occupies space to offer healthcare services (i.e. acute medical, diagnostic, therapeutic or preventive care, hospital care or rehabilitation, care or services for particular groups including children, senior citizens, mentally challenged etc.), to out-patient patients and for-profit service-providers who render either therapeutic services or non-therapeutic services, or both. A medical centre does not employ any doctors, nurses or other medical personnel, and it is entirely under the exclusive charge of a board of medical directors.

Adelaide Hills Medical CentreThere are many different types of medical centres based upon their locations, services offered and patient access. Generally, the scope of services provided at each type of medical centre varies. The concept behind each type of medical centre is the same, but the delivery method may be dissimilar. But all institutes, regardless of their nature, have the same objective – to provide high-quality healthcare services to patients suffering from different medical conditions or ailments. The most common services that are provided at all institutes include –

General Medical Centre: This is the most common medical centre that people come across. It mainly takes patients directly to hospitals, clinics, or any other medical facility where they undergo medical examination and treatment and monitor them after treatment completion. In this type of service, a chain of doctors, nurses and technicians form a community for out-patient care.

The main area of expertise of the Adelaide Hills Medical Centre is paediatrics; however, it also caters to various other specialisations. It has two centres for out-patient care: one located inside the hospital’s premises, and the other one situated on the grounds of the clinic. It offers a complete range of health services for the patient’s convenience, through round-the-clock emergency telephonic response, emergency medical assistance, medication refills, hospital admissions and much more.

Specialist centres: A specialised centre is a blend of medical services such as cardiology, dermatology, ENT, neurology, oncology, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, reflexology, sleep disorders, women’s healthcare and rehabilitation services. All the mentioned specialisations form a comprehensive system for patient care that is coordinated to offer maximum benefit. They are managed, operated, personnel assisted and operated by a team of specialists. Specialists working in these systems are trained to handle emergencies, critical injuries, diseases and syndromes. They can administer all the required medicines, provide first aid and immediate assistance. In addition, a specialised medical centre provides extensive information about these and other specialised medical services.

Faculties: A high-quality health care system should offer comprehensive services, such as an emergency room, a specialist centre, a general medicine department, a pediatricians office and a psychopharmacologists’ office. All these departments have to work hand in hand to ensure a patient’s recovery without compromising their comfort level. Therefore, all staff members need to be highly qualified professionals, working according to the medical centre’s standards. In addition, they should be well trained and fully aware of all procedures, equipment used and its applications.

Long-term care facilities: The facilities at the medical centre are equipped with an ER doctor, a physician assistant, a registered nurse, a physician, a pharmacy technician, a lab technician, a pharmacy technician, a physical therapist and two full-time nurse practitioners for taking regular blood tests, completing medical forms and managing minor injuries.