The most commonly seen ailments are Malaria, anaemia and pneumonia, with most patients staying an average of 1-3 days. There are also increasing numbers of patients admitted with hypertension, diabetes and strokes, who commonly stay for about 5 days. The increase in these sorts of illnesses is attributed to the increased life expectancy of Ugandans, as well as the increased popularity of a more “Western” lifestyle.
When discharged, all patients are given an appointment for follow up with an appropriate clinic.
Many of the patients admitted on Medical Ward are suffering from HIV/AIDS, and many of these have complications with their anti-retro viral-therapy (ART). In these cases patients are referred to the HIV/AIDS clinic that is also available in the Hospital. This clinic works five days a week from 08:00 am – 05:00 pm.
In 2010/11 there were 2,264 admissions to the Medical Ward.
Intern Doctors Training Program (Makerere – linked)
Medical students are trained in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Surgery.