Workload of hospital
The annual workload of the hospital includes approximately 36,000 outpatient consultations (including antenatal, postnatal and under-five clinics) and 5,000 admissions. The average number of inpatients in the hospital is approximately 110 each day. There are approximately 1000 deliveries per year including 120 caserean sections. The surgical workload doubled between 2006 and 2011. In 2011 there were over 800 major and intermediate operations and approximately 1000 minor procedures performed.
The main causes of admissions to hospital and in-hospital deaths are summarised below.
The main causes (diagnostic categories) for admission to hospital are:
- Malaria: although there has been a reduction in the total number of cases, this continues to be one of the two most common causes for admission to hospital
- Respiratory infection (non pneumonia)
- Obstetrics: Delivery. Mainly normal vaginal deliveries
- Complications of pregnancy and delivery
- Digestive diseases: Peptic ulcer disease, abdominal pain
- Tuberculosis: There are approximately 200 new diagnoses a year
- HIV: Including complications of HIV infection
- Skin diseases: including abscesses
- Musculoskeletal (non trauma)
The most common causes of death are:
- Cardiovascular: Especially complications of rheumatic heart disease
- Meningitis: The mortality rate for acute bacterial meningitis is approximately 50%
- Digestive system
The maternal mortality rate is approximately one case a year (0.1%).