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AUGUST 2016 UPDATE

 STAFF COMPLIMENT

 

  • One of our staff members who was a general hand (Tendai Makwerere) passed on, on 20 August 2016.
  • One of our drivers resigned with effect from after duty on 18 August 2016.

 

These developments have affected the operations of the hospital since it is short staff already.  However we give thanks to God because the existing skeleton staff is doing wonders in offering services to the community.

 

  • The hospital engaged a Pharmacy Technician who is on Voluntary basis. He is doing a great job since our pharmacy has been manned by a nurse aide a cadre who was not qualified.

 

VISITORS

  • We received 8 visitors from St Andrews UMC in USA and the team leader was Hollis Crowder. The team comprised of doctors, nurses and dentist.  They came on 26 August to 27 August 2016.
  • They donated drugs and dental things. We are very grateful.

 

DONATIONS

  • Hartzell High School, school children donated; 1 box of washing powder, 4 tubes of tooth paste, 10 blankets, 16 rolls of tissues , 4 packets of sanitary pads, 12 bathing soap, 2 litres of mazoe drink and 3 bars of green soap for our mothers in maternity ward. This came at a time when the hospital was in need of these items. Our mothers were very happy.

 Hospital staff receiving blankets from the school children of Hartzell High School

 SERVICES OFFERED IN MATERNITY

  • We had 86 normal virginal deliveries
  • 1 still birth
  • 1 ceasarian section
  • 12 transfers to Mutare Provincial hospital

 

 LABORATORY – TESTS DONE

 

  • 7  Malaria
  • 90       FBC
  • 7 Serology
  • 17 Glucose
  • 1 U&E

 

CHALLENGES

  • Shortage of staff which resulted in 12 mothers being transferred to Mutare Provincial Hospital because our nurse anaesthetics was on vacation leave. The hospital has only one anaesthetics hence if he is on leave there is no services offered.
  • The hospital is in need of hospital linen for the in patients especially for maternity wing. Mothers are coming in numbers and the blankets and sheets are minimal and torn.

 

CONCLUSION

 

As Old Mutare Hospital it is our wish to become a centre of excellence whereby by expecting mothers, children and adults receive quality, equitable, affordable and acceptable health services at any given time.  Donation in cash or kind is highly appreciated.

 

Many thanks

 By Monica Nzarayebani (Hospital Administrator)