Medical Ward

opThe Medical Ward is made up of 46 beds.  There are separate wards for male and female patients with separate teams of nurses to give a high level of service to each group.

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.

oMedical Ward                                                                                                                                                             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.