In the Maternity Department we offer obstetric services to all patients coming to the hospital from all over Lesotho and beyond its borders. The services include antenatal, intra partum and postpartum as well as neonatal care. Due to an increasing number of deliveries and our aim to improve maternity services, the Nursing department allocated 10 midwives to the department. The additional staff has helped our Maternity Ward to see a remarkable increase in the quality of service delivery.
The Female Ward includes a dedicated wing of the Hospital that is devoted to giving holistic care to its female patients without fear or favoritism or discrimination in line with the Mission Statement of the hospital. HIV and related conditions are the leading cause of hospitalization. Systemic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and kidney failure together constitute a major cause of hospitalization.
Just like our female ward, the male ward has also been allocated its own wing of the hospital, with staff dedicated to offering a holistic approach to men’s health, based on our Mission Statement. As in the female ward, HIV and associated diseases are the main cause of admission. Unlike the female ward, the pathology is essentially infectious. Usually these male patients show up at a very advanced stage of the disease, which leaves us with limited opportunity to treat their problems on time.
Patients who need more intensive treatment than we can provide in our outpatient clinic and need to be hospitalized are admitted to our TB Ward. The extra support given through inpatient care can make the difference to ensure an individual receives all treatments necessary without the difficulty of locating transport to our facility.
High Care Unit
This unit was established in the 25th March 2015 with the aim of reducing referrals of acute cases but critical that can be managed in the facility. It is staffed with one medical officer, three registered nurses, three nursing assistants and two ward aids. After its first year of implementation, we have already seen great results.
Our ART Clinic is the department of the hospital that was introduced with the purpose of providing HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support to one of the most vulnerable populations of our communities, those suffering with HIV/AIDS. The Clinic provides voluntary HIV counseling and testing with provision of free ARV and follow-up treatments to all eligible patients. HIV/AIDS awareness is also promoted through education and prevention strategies in our community.
In our Tuberculosis Outpatient Office, we aim to provide effective TB care through supporting our patients infected with TB throughout their treatment until they are cured. When patients find it too difficult to access our outpatient facility, we also utilize our mobile care team to bring TB interventions to our rural community members.