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Accident and emergency (A&E): Also called Casualty Department, where you're likely to be taken if you have arrived in an ambulance or emergency situation.

Cardiology: Provides medical care to patients who have problems with their heart or circulation.

Chaplaincy: Chaplains promote the spiritual and pastoral wellbeing of patients, relatives and staff.

Coronary Care Unit (CCU): (Cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) - A hospital ward specialized in the care of patients with heart attacks, unstable angina, cardiac dysrhythmia and other cardiac conditions that require continuous monitoring and treatment.

Critical Care: Also called intensive care, this department is for seriously ill patients.

Diagnostic Imaging: Also known as X-Ray Department and/or Radiology Department.

Gastroenterology: This department investigates and treats digestive and upper and lower gastrointestinal diseases.

Gynecology: Investigates and treats problems relating to the female urinary tract and reproductive organs, such as Endometriosis, infertility and incontinence.

Haematology: These hospital services work with the laboratory. In addition doctors treat blood diseases and malignancies related to the blood.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU): (Intensive Therapy Unit, Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU), Critical Care Unit (CCU) -[/b] A special department of a hospital or health care facility that provides intensive treatment medicine and caters to patients with severe and life-threatening illnesses and injuries, which require constant, close monitoring and support from specialist equipment and medications.

Infection Control: Primarily responsible for conducting surveillance of hospital-acquired infections and investigating and controlling outbreaks or infection clusters among patients and health care personnel. The department calculates rates of hospital-acquired infections, collates antibiotic susceptibility data, performs analysis of aggregated infection data and provides comparative data to national benchmarks over time.

Maternity: Maternity wards provide antenatal care, delivery of babies and care during childbirth, and postnatal support.

Neonatal: Closely linked with the hospital maternity department, provides care and support for babies and their families.

Nephrology: Monitors and assesses patients with various kidney (renal) problems and conditions.

Neurology: A medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle. Includes the brain, spinal cord, and spinal cord injuries (SCI).

Obstetrics/Gynecology: Specialist nurses, midwives and imaging technicians provide maternity services such as: antenatal and postnatal care, maternal and foetal surveillance, and prenatal diagnosis.

Oncology: A branch of medicine that deals with cancer and tumors. A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. The Oncology department provides treatments, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy, for cancerous tumors and blood disorders.

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine which deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways, including the eye, hairs, and areas surrounding the eye, such as the lacrimal system and eyelids. The term ophthalmologist is an eye specialist for medical and surgical problems. The Ophthalmology department provides a range of ophthalmic eye related services for both in and outpatients.

Orthopaedics: Treats conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, including joints, ligaments, bones, muscles, tendons and nerves.

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat):
The ENT Department provide comprehensive and specialized care covering both Medical and Surgical conditions related not just specifically to the Ear, Nose and Throat, but also other areas within the Head and Neck region. It is often divided into sub-specialties dealing with only one part of the traditional specialty (ontology, rhinology and laryngology).

Pain Management: Helps treat patients with severe long-term pain. Alternative pain relief treatments such as acupuncture, nerve blocks and drug treatment, are also catered for.

Physiotherapy: Physiotherapists work through physical therapies such as exercise, massage, and manipulation of bones, joints and muscle tissues.

Radiology: The branch or specialty of medicine that deals with the study and application of imaging technology like x-ray and radiation to diagnosing and treating disease. The Department of Radiology is a highly specialized, full-service department which strives to meet all patient and clinician needs in diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapies.

Radiotherapy: Also called radiation therapy, is the treatment of cancer and other diseases with ionizing radiation.

Renal: Provides facilities for peritoneal dialysis and helps facilitate home Hemodialysis.

Rheumatology: Rheumatologists care for and treat patients for musculoskeletal disorders such as: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

Social Work: Clinical social workers help patients and their families deal with the broad range of psychosocial issues and stresses related to coping with illness and maintaining health. Social workers, resource specialists and advocates form a network that addresses the challenges families face, increases accessibility to health care and other human services, and serves as a bridge between the hospital setting and a patient's family life, home and community.

Urology: The urology department is run by consultant urology surgeons and investigates areas linked to kidney and bladder conditions.

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