Clinical Departments

OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT

Huruma Hospital OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT has provided patients with utmost healthcare and service. It has experienced caring compassionate medical personnel and administrative staff using medical equipment and technology.
SERVICES OFFERED

  • Medical evaluation and management
  • Surgical evaluation and management
  • Special diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Patients education through counseling, lectures and audiovisuals
  • Free consultations and/or medicines on special occasions
  • Access to Medical Records
  •  Dental Services

OPD SUB-SECTIONS

  1. Medical/ Surgical Consultation departments:
      • Medicine
      • Ophthalmology
      • Pediatrics
      • Surgery
  2. triage section
  3. Registration Area
  4. Dental Consultation Room
  5. Medical Records Section
  6. Minor Operating Rooms
  7. Cashier Section

INPATIENT DEPARTMENT

When a patient is diagnosed for a serious condition, the patient is admitted in the wards and stay there for a short duration or days in order to be given further management.

Huruma hospital has the following wards where patients with critical conditions are kept for closer observation

  1. Surgical ward- is for care of patients undergoing elective (planned) surgical procedures and emergency surgical procedures
  2. Medical wards-l is for the care of patients who require care for disease/illness that need nursing and medical management
  3. Labour Ward-Labour Ward is primarily for women and babies who are classified as being at higher obstetric or fetal risk and who may require more specialist care and input from our midwives and obstetricians during the course of their labour and birth.
  4. Paediatric Ward- This ward deals with the health and medical care of infants and children,

Services offered at IPD

  • Constant care of doctors and nurses
  • Proper diagnosis of medical condition through lab tests
  • Treatments related to cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and general surgery
  • After-care due to surgery, childbirth, or traumatic injury
  • Emergency healthcare for serious conditions like heart attack, accidental injuries

 

Types of Inpatient Care offered in at IPD

 

  • Severe burn injuries
  • Serious illnesses like stroke, cardiac attack
  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Treatment for serious mental illness or disorder
  • Treatment for chronic diseases

ENT department

This department emplys the services of a specialist whose clinic is every Friday of the week.

The ENT department provides care for patients with a variety of ear, nose and throat problems, including the following:

 

  • General ear, nose and throat diseases
  • Neck lumps
  • Cancers of the head and neck area
  • Tear duct problems
  • Facial skin lesions
  • Balance and hearing disorders
  • Snoring and sleep apnoea
  • ENT allergy problems
  • Salivary gland diseases
  • Voice disorders

Huruma hospital is planning to have project that will involve constructing a standalone ENT centre equipped with all necessary equipment to handle more complex conditions involving ENT

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy is a Healthcare profession concerned with the assessment, maintenance, and restoration of the physical function and performance of the body by physical means.

Huruma Hospital has a physiotherapy department that assist our patients who have had fractures, muscle problems, stroke and trauma return to their normal self by restoring their bodies’ ability to move and function normally. Activities involved are assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease, injury or disability by use of physical means such as exercise, electrical agents (heat) and massage.

Patients are encouraged to regularly attend Physiotherapy so that prevention may be initiated against the onset of symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions or injuries.

Physiotherapy procedures carried out include:

  1. Electrotherapy – this is treatment by use of a machine e.g. shortwave diathermy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, interferential therapy or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
  2. Manual therapy – special “hands on” manipulative techniques used to relieve pain, pressure and relax tensed soft tissues.
  3. Post-natal exercise – This is done for pre and post-delivery mothers in maternity. The exercises aim at firming abdominal and sphincter muscles and reduce post–delivery back pains.
  4. Rehabilitation Services

Conditions can be treated with Physiotherapy at Huruma Hospital includes

 

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Hand conditions
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Neurological disorders
  • Post-operative pain or discomfort
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Rheumatism
  • Sports injuries

CHALLENGES

Physiotherapy Department has several challenges that stand on its way in as far as service delivery is concerned. The Challenges can be Categorized and summarized as follows:
1. Equipment
Large Number of clients seeking services from Huruma Hospital physiotherapy department impact negatively on the available equipment. available equipment is not enough and for this the department would welcome any partners willing to come on board and assist in refurbishing the department

The Dynamism in the medical world has also rendered some of the equipment in the department obsolete. The need to keep abreast with the ever changing technology worldwide necessitates replacement of the existing equipment in the department.

2. Human Resource Capacity

a. The hospital has only one physiotherapist seconded by the government, who is currently overwhelmed by the number of clients seeking services at the department. There need be additional number of staffs upon availability of finance
b. Medical tourism is another avenue through which this challenge may be overcome. Therefore, collaborations taking the form of exchange programs with the view to benchmark would be highly appreciated.