Accident and emergency (A&E)

Also called Casualty Department, where you're likely to be taken if you have arrived in an ambulance


At the Admitting Department, the patient will be required to provide personal information


Doctors in this department give anesthetic for operations and procedures.

Breast Screening

Screens women for breast cancer and is usually linked to the X-ray or radiology department.

Burn Center (Burn Unit or Burns Unit)

Burn centers are often used for the treatment and recovery of patients with more severe burns.


Provides medical care to patients who have problems with their heart or circulation.

Central Sterile Services Department

(Sterile Processing Department (SPD) - Sterile Processing - Central Supply Department (CSD))


Chaplains promote the spiritual and pastoral wellbeing of patients, relatives and staff.

Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

(Cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) - A hospital ward specialized in the care of patients with heart attacks.

Critical Care

Also called intensive care, this department is for seriously ill patients.

Diagnostic Imaging

Also known as X-Ray Department and/or Radiology Department.

Discharge Lounge

Patients who don't need to stay in a ward are transferred to the lounge on the day of discharge.