Rumphi District Hospital in Northern Malawi had no emergency triage, assessment or treatment system for the over 5 year olds. Eighty healthcare workers were trained on the South African Triage Scale, which was then implemented within a modified outpatient department. Provision of medical equipment and construction of an emergency room took place to allow early life saving treatment.
- Emergency care systems
- emergency departments
- clinical assessment
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Funding The project was provided by Irish Aid, Malawi and Mayday Hospital, London, UK.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.