Types of Medical Institutions

Medical institutions are staffed and maintained for helping the health of people within the community, with ranging from treating the sick and the diseased to providing housing psychiatric and elderly.

Public Hospitals – Is a public funded hospital with access to all citizens for medical and surgical cases. However long waiting lists may require patients to wait hours.

Specialized Hospitals – Providing specialist services for a specific patient problems including ear and nose hospital. Specialists work at these institutions and are highly recommended to treat illnesses and diseases in their specialization. Some of these services may be private or public.

Private Hospitals – Provides care for clients only with very timely services. Private hospitals provide for medical and surgical care but at a higher cost then public hospitals.

General Clinics – Provides general medical care to the public, providing a much quicker service than hospitals. General Practitioners (GPs) work at clinics and provide care for simple to moderate day-to-day illnesses and diseases; they will refer patients to specialists/hospitals depending on the medical and surgical requirement in severe cases.

Mental Hospitals –Provide services for patients with different types of mental conditions including psychiatric, schizophrenia, retardation and autism.

Nursing Homes – A service provided for aged citizens who mostly cannot take care of themselves, these services can be public or private and depending on which institution chosen can provide various types of quality care for aged patients for the remaining years.