The comprehensive General Medicine program at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals sees tens of thousands of patients per year.
General medicine spans a wide range of acute conditions including bone, kidney, and lung health, along with long-term health challenges such as arthritis and diabetes. With this broad scope of organs and systems at play, your directed donation for leading-edge equipment translates into enhanced recovery and health management.
It’s about the bigger picture. General Medicine takes into account all conditions, diseases and illnesses affecting a patient’s diverse systems and organs to establish treatment options that optimize a patient’s overall health.
General Medicine is the glue that binds our cross-hospital specialties
Your body is astonishingly complex — 78 organs and numerous interconnected systems carry out specific biologic functions every second of every day. That’s why, when you get sick, often other systems are affected. It’s also why you may need treatment for more than one medical condition when staying in the hospital.
To ensure you recover fast, our care teams apply a comprehensive approach, bringing together hospitalists, geriatricians, nurses, rehabilitation assistants, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists.
Advanced equipment means a more complete picture of the patient
With a full suite of tools and technology, our General Medicine teams can better diagnose, monitor, and care for the whole patient. Integrating medical images, vital signs, tests, and procedures gives a more complete picture that leads to a patient’s overarching health and wellbeing.
Help us enhance comprehensive care for hospitalized patients
With your donation to general medicine, we can invest in advanced equipment that supports our General Medicine teams as they continue to deliver the goal of comprehensive care.
General Medicine includes
Bone Health – looks after conditions of bones, joints, muscles, and tendons, including injury, scoliosis, and osteoporosis.
Burn Care – looks after burns and complex wounds that are problematic and very painful to treat. The only Burn Care Unit on the Island is located in the Patient Care Centre at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Equipped with specialized equipment, such as a shower mister, and pressure-relieving mattresses, the Unit provides significant relief to burn patients.
Kidney Care – looks after the vital organs that remove waste and extra fluid from the blood. The renal program includes a clinic that educates and cares for people suffering from chronic kidney disease, and hosts an in-patient care unit and dialysis centre.
Lower Leg Wound Clinic – looks after the delayed healing of foot and leg ulcers of mixed etiologies.
Lung Health – looks after the vital organs responsible for removing oxygen from the air we breathe, transferring it to our blood where it is sent to our cells. The program provides education, diagnosis, and treatment for conditions including respiratory diseases, asthma, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, and sleep apnea.
Pain Clinic – located at Royal Jubilee Hospital. There, specialized pain physicians and other healthcare professionals work with patients and their families to explore options for alleviating and managing chronic pain. The Pain Clinic sees 10,000 annually, assessing, diagnosing, and treating chronic pain through a combination of medicinal, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual therapy.
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