Hospital Clinics

Mseleni Hospital has 8 clinics covering an area of 300km2. The closer and more accessible clinics (such as the one at Mbazwana) are accessed by car. ZUMAT (Zululand Mission Air Transport) provides a small airplane to transport doctors to the clinics furthest away and least accessible.


5 of the clinics are open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. The other 3 are open from 7am until 4pm.

The clinics are controlled by Mseleni Hospital, but are run by nursing staff who live at or near the clinic. On the administrative side, the nurses are responsible for ordering drugs, collating monthly statistics, keeping and organising records and notification of TB cases.


Clinically, their responsibilities include holding well baby clinics, dealing with casualties and performing CPR when needed, delivering babies, inserting catheters, dispensing drugs, applying and replacing dressings and bandages and inserting IVI's.

Every week the clinics are visited by a doctor. Each doctor has one or two clinics which they are responsible for, and they visit for a day, sometimes with the help of a student. The therapists, dentist and social worker visit each clinic once every 2 weeks. They will see the patients from that area who have been advised to return by the nurse. If possible they will provide the patient with treatment there. If not they will refer them to the hospital, where they will be seen by a Medical Officer in OPD where there are better facilities.

Mseleni Pharmacy provides the clinics with the drugs needed. It is the responsibility of the nurses running the clinics to place the orders in plenty of time.

Some clinics are busier than others, depending on their location. Mbazwana is the busiest, and Mabibi is the quietest.


 

Manaba Clinic
Doctor visits: Wednesday
Accessed by: Dirt road
Open: 7am--4pm

Mabibi Clinic
Doctor visits: Friday
Accessed by: Dirt road/airplane
Open: 7am--4pm

Tshoagwe Clinic
Doctor visits: Wednesday
Accessed by: Dirt road
Open: 24/7

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Mbazwana Clinic
Doctor visits: Tuesday
Accessed by: tar road
Open: 24/7

Oqondweni Clinic
Doctor visits: Tuesday
Accessed by: Dirt road
Open: 7am--4pm

Mnqobokazi Clinic
Doctor visits: Thursday
Accessed by: Tar road/airplane
Open: 24/7

Mduku Clinic
Doctor visits: Thursday
Accessed by: Tar road/airplane
Open: 24/7

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Nibela Clinic
Doctor visits: Friday
Accessed by: Tar road/airplane
Open: 24/7

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