11 Friendship Street
Newport, RI 02840401-845-1120
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When you have a medical emergency, you want immediate professional care. Newport Hospital's emergency department is open and staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year, so we're here whenever you need us.
The emergency department at Newport Hospital handles about 31,000 patient visits each year, both for minor problems and to treat acutely ill or injured patients. The ED has 17 beds, 9 licensed physicians, 2 physician assistants, and a full staff of specially trained nurses to triage and provide care.
We know that a visit to the emergency department can be stressful. Minutes seem like hours when you are uncomfortable and anxious. We want you to know that we use a sorting system called triage, not a first-come/first-served order, to treat patients in the emergency department.
This sorting process ensures that patients with the most serious injuries and conditions are treated first. For example, if a patient arrives with chest pain, he or she is treated before a patient who arrived earlier but has a swollen ankle. Heart attacks have priority over earaches, and complicated fractures are treated before small cuts. During triage, we will assess you to determine what level of care you need on a scale of 1 through 5.
What to expect in the emergency department
Our goal is to be clear and understandable to you regarding your care. We hope that you never hesitate to ask us questions during your treatment, when you're preparing to leave, or even after you have returned to your home. If you do not speak English or have a condition that limits your hearing or speech, we will provide an interpreter for you.
If you need additional assistance after leaving the emergency department, please let us know. We can help you make arrangements for home health care or rehabilitation services if you need them. Please call us at 401-845-1120 if a question or problem arises after you are discharged.We welcome your questions and are here to help. Questions about billing
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