Emergency MedicineThis is a field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders.
UK Training in Emergency Medicine takes a minimum of 3 years core and 3 years higher specialist training.
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a population of 535,000. The East Surrey Emergency department looks after 87,000 new patients an year including emergencies, minor injuries and children. The department has co-located minor injury unit run by Emergency Practitioner’s and specialty doctors till midnight and after this time, patients are seen in the ED.
The Emergency unit comprises of 8 doctors in the Consultant’s rota, 1 ST6, 1 CT3, 9 middle grades and 16 junior doctors (FY2 and GPVTS).
The Emergency department has been refurbished with :-
RESUSCITATION ROOM – 5 bedded area, treating acute Medical, Surgical, Orthopaedic, Paediatric O&G emergencies.
MAJORS areas with 30 trolleys, including 4 high dependency cubicles including two cubicles with isolation facilities (side room 1 & 2).
MINOR INJURY UNIT run by a specialty doctor and practitioner’s offering definitive management for all minor injuries and stable medical and surgical patients.
PAEDIATRIC ED with one resus, 2 HDU & 10 examination cubicles with a separate play area for children.
Education and Clinical Teams
Dr Dezso Marton
He qualified in Hungary in 1999. He had his higher professional training in pre-hospital and hospital emergency medicine in Hungary. He also gained experience in intensive care and air ambulance service. As a consultant in emergency medicine Dr Marton developed an interest in medical education and healthcare system management.
He is the college tutor for the emergency department with special interest and experience in pre-hospital emergency medicine, intensive care and medical education.
Dr Julian Webb
He did his higher Professional Training at Guts St Thomas’ and King’s Hospitals. He was appointed as an Emergency Medicine Consultant in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 1998. During his time there he developed an interest in Medical Management, and after being lead in ED for 5 years became a Divisional Director (Equivalent Chief in East Surrey).
Julian moved to East Surrey in May 2012, to lead the ED. He has enormously enjoyed his time to date at East Surrey developing the Department with a strong and expanding team of colleagues
- Emergency medicine department
- Clinical Decision Unit