Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Chainama Hills College Hospital

LOCATION - Chainama Hills College Hospital is located approximately 10 kilometres East of Lusaka, on the Great East Road from City Centre, within Chainama Hills College Hospital Board of Management complex. Visitors travelling to Chainama Hills College Hospital board mini buses destined for Chelston from City centre bus stop.
The bus transport is quite efficient. The College Hospital Complex is on the fifth bus stop from city centre by the Great east Road. For visitors arriving by plane, there are a number of Cabs/Taxis and/or buses from Lusaka International Airport, they could ask the driver to leave them at the hospital complex which is about 15 minutes drive from the Airport on the left of Great East Road. (Map of the College Campus, Hospital and surrounding areas is given on the back of this prospectus).
MANAGEMENT BOARD - The Chainama College Hospital (comprising collge of Health Sciences and the Chainama Hills Hospital) has a Board of Directos comprising fourteen members appointed by the Minister of Health. The Chairman of the Board is Honourable Justice E. Sakala a distinguished judge of the Supreme Court.
ADMINISTRATION - The Executive Director is the Chief Executive of the whole institution. He is assisted by two Deputy Directors, namely: Drector Clinical Services and Director Training. The former is responsible for the day to day activities of the hospital while the latter is responsible for the running of the College of Health Sciences.
CLINICAL SERVICES - The Director Clinical Services is responsible for running the hospital part of the institution. A number of units or sections in the hospital carry out functions to a common goal of providing quality health Care to its patients and the public. The units comprise:-
FILTER CLINIC - The filter clinic is a consulting centre for persons with mental health problems. Out-patient services include screening of patients who may require admission into the hospital and reviews of out-patients.
WARDS B, C, D, E and F - There are basically two admission wards, B and C for female and male patients respectively. Ward D and E are rehabilitation wards for female and male patients respectively. F ward is for children and was adopted by Round Table XI. Patients in these wards are engaged in recreation activities according to their capabilities in order to help them lead an independent life upon discharge.
DAY CENTRE - The Day Centre which is a special school for mentally handicapped children was established in 1970 as a unit of Education and Mental Rehabilitation for the mentally handicapped children. A normal school calender is followed though during school holidays, some children attend reviews and receive medication. The main objective of the centre is to prepare the handicapped child to integrate into normal society. Classes for normal children have also be commenced.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY - This unit is specialised in rehabilitative treatment to clients with various malfunctions. It assists mental patients by speeding up the recovery process and also helps identify skills and improve on them. Patients are engaged in capentry, weaving, cookery and tailoring.
RECREATION THERAPY - Patients are provided with this therapy for the treatment and restoration of the body and mind of the mentally ill. Some of the activities engaged in are Picnics, Sight-Seeing, Indoor games, Sporting games and traditional dancing.
PHYSIOTHERAPY - This unit has a role which is vital in treating patients using physical means and exercise. The aim is to restore and improve the patient's well being.
PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES - The service is the only one of its kind in Zambia. It plays a leading role in producing the most appropriate programme for patients after initial diagnostic treatment. The unit also carries out assessments of mentally handicapped, physically handicapped and disabled adults and children for placement in special schools, units and Colleges on behalf of the Ministry of Education. The Unit also carries out counselling of the patients and offer parental and family guidance.
SOCIAL WORK UNIT - The focus of the unit is on the social aspect of the mental disorders. This entails carrying out social investigations to establish the factors that could have led to a mental breakdown.
AMBULANCE SERVICES - The ambulance facility is free to in-patients but out-patients at the College Teaching Clinic have to pay a small fee for referral to the University Teaching Hospital.
TELEPHONE - A telephone service is available through the switch board and callers are connected to various extensions in the institution. Personal calls are paid for at a nominal fee, per three minutes, by the person using the facility.

2 Comments:

At 11:48 PM, Blogger selles said...

Hi there. Thanks for the useful post. Can you please send the contact information for the mental health hospital as I would like to make some enquiries

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger selles said...

Hi there. Thanks for the useful post. Can you please send the contact information for the mental health hospital as I would like to make some enquiries

 

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