OUT PATIENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
It is a department that deals with all patients/ clients that come to Hospital. Some are admitted to wards while others are treated and are allowed to go home. We do and make follow up to our hospital clinics especially those with chronic illness like diabetes, hypertension and surgical outpatient clinics. It comprises of two Doctors, eleven (11) RCO’s, nineteen (19) Nurses and five (5) student nurses.
It offers the following services: –
1. CURATIVE SERVICES.
Drugs are given to patients before admission to ward or going home. In cases of emergencies due to accidents, there is emergency department with minor theatre and equipped to handle such cases. E.g suturing, dressing, ROS and resuscitation.
2. PREVENTIVE SERVICES.
These are offered to clients to prevent some diseases. They are offered through health messages on to prevent come diseases like malaria. We also educate on immunization especially to mothers to prevent diseases like measles, poliomyelitis, TB and tetanus.
3. PROMOTIVE SERVISES.
These are services that are provided to maintain good health. Mostly patients are educated and encouraged on health and safer practices like good hygiene, balanced diet and attending follow up clinics.
4. DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES.
Various investigations are done to help us diagnose patient seen in the department. They include: – X-rays, ECG, and Ultra Sound, Vital signs, CT scan and lab investigations. This helps us to determine the condition of the patient and plan for treatment.
5. SPIRITUAL SERVICES.
The hospital chaplain comes to OPD department to offer spiritual care to clients by praying, counseling and consoling spiritually.
6. GYNAECOLOGY OUTPATIENT CLINIC (GOPC).
– There is follow up of post natal mothers at two weeks and six weeks. Cervical screening (Pap smear) also done to high risks mothers and also other members of public who are interested and sensitized on the same procedure. (Screening).
7. OBSTETRIC CLINIC.
This is where the Doctor offers services to antenatal mothers especially those with bad obstetric history and previous scars following caesarian sections for proper and timely management thereafter.