CHRIS HANI BARAGWANATH HOSPITAL

The World's 3rd Biggest Hospital, in South Africa.

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Departments

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Head: -currently unspecified-

Structure

  • Obstetrics: 300 beds
  • Gynaecology: 96 beds

Workload

Obstetrics:

  • Deliveries: 17'000
  • Low Birth Weight Babies: 3'500
  • Stillborn: 700
  • Neonatal Deaths: 280
  • Caesarian sections: 4'160

Gynaecology:

  • Outpatients: 14'400
  • Follow-up outpatients: 3'450
  • Admissions: 5'300
  • Hysterectomy: 390
  • New Oncology patients: 160
  • Emergencies: 3'100
  • Termination of Pregnancy: 1'100

In the past sick newborn babies were in different wards. Now one of the wards had been upgraded to accommodate 90 sick neonates, according to modern neonatal standards.

There is a Perinatal HIV Research Unit situated at the hospital. During 1997 Bara was chosen by the UNAids as one of nine sites world-wide where HIV/AIDS research is being conducted in the international search for an Aids vaccine.

All pregnant women undergo consented tests for HIV/AIDS, and if found positive are referred to this clinic for counselling and treatment.

The hospital has facilities for sophisticated ante-natal, intrapartum and postpartum care.

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