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At VIMS Hospital, we understand that emergencies can strike at any time, requiring immediate and expert medical attention. Our Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care is dedicated to providing round-the-clock, life-saving care to patients in critical conditions. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a team of highly skilled professionals, VIMS Hospital is a leader in emergency and trauma care, ensuring the highest level of care for every patient, every day.

Comprehensive Emergency Services

Our emergency department is designed to handle a wide range of medical emergencies, from minor injuries to life-threatening conditions. We offer:

  1. 24/7 Availability: Our emergency department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ensuring that patients receive timely care whenever they need it.
  2. Rapid Response: Our highly trained emergency physicians, nurses, and support staff are prepared to respond quickly to any medical emergency, providing immediate assessment and treatment.
  3. Advanced Diagnostic Tools: We utilise cutting-edge diagnostic technology, including CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds, to quickly and accurately diagnose patients’ conditions.

Specialised trauma care

As a Level 1 trauma centre, VIMS Hospital is equipped to handle the most severe and complex trauma cases. Our trauma care services include:

  1. Expert Trauma Team: Our multidisciplinary trauma team includes trauma surgeons, orthopaedic specialists, neurosurgeons, and other experts who collaborate to provide comprehensive care for trauma patients.
  2. State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our trauma centre features dedicated resuscitation areas, advanced surgical suites, and intensive care units designed to support critically injured patients.
  3. Comprehensive Care: From initial stabilisation to definitive care and rehabilitation, our team provides continuous, integrated care to ensure the best possible outcomes for trauma patients.

Life-Saving Procedures

At VIMS Hospital, we are committed to utilising the latest techniques and technologies to save lives in emergency and trauma situations. Our life-saving procedures include:

  1. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS): For patients experiencing cardiac emergencies, our team is equipped to provide ACLS, including defibrillation, cardiac monitoring, and advanced airway management.
  2. Trauma Resuscitation: Our trauma team is trained in advanced trauma life support (ATLS) protocols to rapidly assess, resuscitate, and stabilise patients with severe injuries.
  3. Emergency Surgeries: We perform a wide range of emergency surgeries, including trauma surgery, neurosurgery, and emergency orthopaedic procedures, to address life-threatening conditions promptly.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Effective emergency and trauma care require a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach. At VIMS Hospital, our emergency department works closely with various specialties to provide comprehensive care.

  1. Collaboration with Specialists: Our emergency physicians collaborate with cardiologists, neurologists, radiologists, and other specialists to ensure patients receive expert care for their specific conditions.
  2. Integrated Care Pathways: We have established integrated care pathways to streamline the treatment process, ensuring that patients receive timely and appropriate interventions.
  3. Continuous Education and Training: Our staff participates in regular training and simulation exercises to stay current with the latest advancements in emergency and trauma care, ensuring they are always prepared to provide the best care.

Patient-Centred Care

At VIMS Hospital, we prioritise the needs and well-being of our patients. Our patient-centred approach includes:

  1. Compassionate Care: We understand that medical emergencies can be distressing. Our team provides compassionate, empathetic care to support patients and their families during difficult times.
  2. Clear Communication: We ensure that patients and their families are well-informed about their condition, treatment options, and care plan. We believe in transparent communication to help patients make informed decisions.
  3. Post-Emergency Support: After the initial emergency has been addressed, we provide ongoing support and follow-up care to help patients recover and manage their health effectively.


VIMS Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care is committed to saving lives and providing exceptional care 24/7. Our experienced team, advanced facilities, and patient-centred approach ensure that we are always ready to respond to any emergency with the highest level of expertise and compassion.

When emergencies happen, trust VIMS Hospital to be there for you. Our dedication to excellence in emergency and trauma care makes us a leading choice for patients seeking immediate, life-saving medical attention. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support you in times of need.

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