Health ScreeningMedical ExaminationGeneral medicineSpecialist ClinicsPharmacy

Health screening / Wellness clinic is an effective way to detect a specific disease or condition early, even when there have been no symptoms or signs of the disease. Detecting a condition early means getting the right treatment at the right time and this gives patients better control over their health.

In the 1940s, mass miniature radiography (MMR) demonstrated the benefits of screening for disease prevention for the identification of individuals with tuberculosis (TB). Effective treatment for TB was introduced by the end of the Second World War and the use of MMR became widespread in many western countries, demonstrating the benefits. It is therefore essential that individuals are screened on a regular basis

Benefits of Health Screening

In order to ensure optimal health for everyone, health screenings should be a priority. Below are some of the main benefits of health screening:

  • Early detection of diseases may result in better treatment and management, which reduces the risk of complications whilst increasing the chances of better health outcomes.
  • Health screening helps to identify if the patient is at risk of, or has a disease or condition, that was not previously known about.
  • Health screening can help people who have a family history of cardiovascular disease, stroke or diabetes with the process of prevention and provide them with timely treatments.
  • One of the major risk factors for a variety of life-altering diseases is age. However, with early detection and treatment, the body can be provided with the best defense against these diseases.
  • For those under 30 years of age, health screening is recommended every two years. However, for those individuals who are 30 years or older, a yearly health screening is highly recommended. For those over 50 years of age, more age-related screening tests are conducted.

Things to Expect from Health Screening

Below is a list of some of the common tests conducted at a health screening:

  • Blood Pressure Test – This is one of the most important tests conducted by the physician. If the blood pressure is high, further tests may be undertaken to determine the cause.
  • Cholesterol tests – The doctor will check a patient’s cholesterol level if the patient is obese, is a smoker or frequently drinks alcohol.
  • Mammograms, Osteoporosis and Pap Smear Tests – These tests are undertaken to prevent cervical cancers and breast cancers, as well as other disorders that affect women.
  • Diabetes Test – The patient may be checked for diabetes if they have a family history, or they have high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • STDs – For those who are sexually active, especially where there is more than one sexual partner, screenings for STDs are highly recommended.
  • Prostate Cancer Tests – Men must get themselves tested for prostate cancer if they are obese, have higher levels of testosterone and/or are over 50 years of age.
  • Colorectal Cancer – This test is highly recommended for those above the age of 50, with inflammatory bowel disorder, colorectal polyps and inherited mutations or gene defects.

A health screening session will typically take between 30 minutes and half a day. This depends on how many tests the doctor needs to conduct. Other common tests include x-rays, blood tests, fecalysis and urinalysis.

Detecting a condition or disease early can help to prevent a chronic disorder from developing. Furthermore, complications can also be avoided by health screenings.

We welcome the general public to access our general medical examination facility at all our facilities. This ensures a form of preventive medicine involving visits to our general practitioners on a regular basis. We encourage the general public and our clients to visit us very frequently. We have up to date medical equipment and experienced health professional to take clients through general medical examination and provide effective results

General medicine is the medical specialty concerned with preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases in adults. Our general physicians consider all aspects of your health and wellbeing when providing care, including the physical, emotional or psychological effects of your condition or treatment.

We diagnose and help manage your condition if you are acutely unwell in hospital or in outpatient clinics by providing evidence-based care. Our general physicians have a broad range of knowledge of medical conditions and consider your overall wellbeing, particularly if you have a number of co-existing conditions, when providing treatment. We provide ongoing care throughout your hospital stay and at discharge. When necessary we work closely with subspecialists to ensure you receive the most effective treatment.

Your care may include medical procedures, diagnostic testing and medications. Our physicians provide clear communication to ensure you understand your diagnosis and can manage it appropriately.

Benefits of our general medicine services

Our general medicine services offer:

  • access to a general and sub-specialty medicine treatment as an inpatient or outpatient
  • access to multidisciplinary medical care
  • expert, patient-centred care which considers all aspects of your health and wellbeing
  • a strong emphasis on clear communication with you and your loved ones.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecology is the medical practice that deals with the health of the female reproductive system, such as the vagina, ovaries and breasts. Our team of gynaecologists at the New Cross Medical Center diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions that affect only women; from fungal infections, pelvic pain and period problems through to more serious conditions like endometriosis, ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer. We also treat fertility conditions, menopause and early pregnancy symptoms as well as performing hysterectomy surgery.

The Department of Surgery is one of the departments established in the New Cross Medical Center to provide surgery and consultancy services and conduct research. NEW CROSS MEDICAL CENTER is expanding into the following units:
1.General Surgery (Breast, Colorectal, Hernia,)
2.Plastic Surgery
3. Urology
4. Neurosurgery
5. Paediatric surgery

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the health and medical care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18.

The Biomedical Scientists with the assistance of Medical Laboratory Technicians provide expert analytical services in all departments of the laboratory. The Consultants are assisted by Residents to fulfil both clinical and laboratory roles within the hospital. Based on their specialty, they are organised into clinical teams to fulfil the special needs of patients which include interpretation of lab results. The department operates a 24-hour service all days of the week.

Ultrasound Scan
An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. It is suitable for use during pregnancy. We have Ultramodern Ultrasound machines that we use for the following investigations:

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Abdominal
  • Small parts which includes: Thyroid, Breast, Testicular and Ocular
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Vascular Ultrasound (DVT, Aneurysm, etc)
  • Prostate Ultrasound

An electrocardiogram records the electrical signals in your heart. It’s a common test used to detect heart problems and monitor the heart’s status in many situations.

To become a centre of excellence in Laboratory Diagnostic services and the most preferred point/ facility in Medical Laboratory Services within the West African Sub region.

Working in a team to provide the highest quality of timely and efficient lab services and to ensure excellence in research with highly competent and well-motivated staff.

The Department of Pharmacy is a dynamic, integral and critical part of patient care provided by the NEW CROSS MEDICAL CENTER Hospital. The Department is responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical services to the Hospital.

“Pharmaceutical services” is the term used to represent all the services pharmacists require to resolve a patient’s drug therapy problems. These services include provision of drug information, patient counseling, medicines compounding and distribution. Our commitment extends to our patients and community and encompasses service and research to optimize medication-related outcomes. We continue to contribute to the Hospital’s clarity.

Our Team

Attracting and retaining the best team members is of paramount importance to us. We do this by providing an environment that:

  • Pursues the highest level of safety and quality
  • Focuses on treating patients and colleagues with courtesy, honesty, respect and dignity
  • Recognizes people for their achievements and capabilities
  • Provides opportunities for continuous training in clinical competencies
  • Encourages the open exchange of ideas

Core Function

1. Improve on quality of patient care
2. Ensure the availability of appropriate, cost-effective, quality pharmaceuticals
3. To develop capacities of staff of the Department.
4. To provide appropriate and accurate information on medicines to health professionals, patients and the general public
5. Promote research at the Pharmacy Department in collaboration with the rest of the hospital
6. Rehabilitate / Refurbish existing infrastructure to their highest stature to support the Department’s activities