Affirming its continued, deep commitment to save lives, leading private healthcare provider Hemas Hospitals recently introduced their fourth intermediate care centre for COVID-19 positive patients, in partnership with The Blue Water Hotel & Spa, Wadduwa.
The high-end medical facility is managed under the stringent directives of the Ministry of Health, and has been fitted into a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art care centre with an in-house High Dependency Unit (HDU) capable of delivering critical care to patients.
The launch comes at a time when over 17% of symptomatic COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka were reported by the the State Ministry of Primary Healthcare, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control to have required oxygen treatment, while 4-5% of these patients were directed to intensive care units due to severe implications caused by the latest crippling variant of COVID-19.
However, due to the steep daily increase in the number of positive patients, treatment facilities continue to be overwhelmed, leaving a large proportion of patients to cope with or succumb to implications at their homes.
In such a complex backdrop, Hemas Hospital looks to expand its COVID-19 treatment facilities and centres to ensure that all Sri Lankans who require life-saving care at this time have unhindered access to it.
“With the rapidly progressing pandemic resulting in an unfortunate steep increase in the number of positive cases across the country, we believe it is our immediate duty as a responsible healthcare provider to protect these patients by facilitating their access to life saving care. Our ICC partnerships were forged upon this ethos, and we are happy to have tied up with the five-star Blue Water Hotel, Wadduwa to launch our fourth. Our care centers are fully equipped to handle a broad scope of severe implications caused by the virus on premise, to ensure patient safety and comfort,” Hemas Hospitals and Laboratories Managing Director and President, Association of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Dr. Lakith Peiris stated.
“Apart from access to a portfolio of luxury amenities, patients are in the care of a highly-skilled and deeply committed clinical team capable of providing superior, personalised and safe medical care as they attempt to transition through this difficult and stressful period of isolation, healing and rest,” he also stated.
The five-star Blue Water Hotel & Spa, which was designed by the world-renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, houses 140 deluxe and suite rooms and is located along the resplendent, lush green coastal belt of South Sri Lanka.
Patients who test positive for COVID-19′ can reach out to Hemas Hospitals on +94 766830146 to book their treatment period, upon which they will be transported to the centre safely via the 24/7 ambulance service offered by the hospital.
The center is monitored under the close supervision of a team of consultants, and operated by a skilled team of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff who perform routine medical checks and keep comprehensive records of each patient throughout their stay, with the support of a 24/7, on-call panel of board-certified consultants. Further, Hemas Hospitals offers on-premise facilities for diagnostic testing, and consultations with specialist consultants and nutritionists to ensure a 360 service to accelerate healing.
Each fully furnished, spacious room is air-conditioned with access to an expansive balcony overseeing turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean fringed by coastline of beautiful wild coconut groves. All rooms are fitted with an attached bathroom and a broad array of luxury amenities to ensure an ultimate level of comfort and ease for each occupant. Patients can select from among a wide choice of food and beverage options to suit their specific dietary requirements, under the supervision of a nutritionist.
As Sri Lanka’s first internationally accredited hospitals chain on patient safety and quality and the first IMS certified hospital, Hemas Hospitals has successfully crafted an optimum environment that enables patients to heal in a secure, comforting and natural environment. Hemas Hospitals is the only COVID-19 Safety Management Systems Certified (SLS 1672:2020) hospital in Sri Lanka. For more information; please contact +94 766830146.
Established in 2008 with the launch of its pioneering facility in Wattala, followed by a second hospital in Thalawathugoda, Hemas Hospitals has today grown into one of the most advanced hospital chains in Sri Lanka.
A subsidiary of Hemas Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates with a focus on FMCG, healthcare, mobility and strategic investments, the hospital chain has pioneered global best practices in Sri Lanka, setting a steep benchmark for quality and patient safety.
It is the first internationally accredited hospital chain in Sri Lanka with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI) certificate, the gold seal of international hospital accreditations for safety, quality and superior clinical outcomes while also being the only Sri Lankan organisation to have its Integrated Management System accredited by the U.K.-based LMS Certification Limited.
The organisation also provides a wide array of surgical and medical specialties and has established an island-wide network of clinical laboratories.