Hospital Structure

The hospital is under the administration of the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lindi supported by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing, Germany. For smooth running of the hospital the Diocese is supported by the Priory of Ndanda, Hospital Board of Directors and the Diocesan Medical Board.

The Hospital has five major departments: Medical, Surgical, Obstetrical & Gynaecological, Paediatric and Tuberculosis. The first two are structurally divided into male and female wards. The total number of beds is 220.

 

The hospital also has a General Outpatient Department, Dental Unit, Psychiatric Clinic and Eye Clinic. Preventive and Promotive Health Care Department consisting of Mother and Child Health Care Unit and Infertility/Family planning Clinic.

Supporting Services are: Laboratory, Pharmacy and Central Sterilisation with Infusion Fluids Production Unit, X-Ray Unit, Physiotherapy Unit, PHC/CBHC Program, Clinical Pastoral Social Service Department, Domestic Department, Technical Unit.

Some important Hospital figures 1999-2006

 

 1999

 2000

2001

 2002

 2003

 2004

 2005

 2006

2007

 Total outpatient contacts

67,871 

 68,663

70,652 

 65,372

 63,736

 58,756

 60,411

 62,933

 
 Daily average out-p. con.

186 

188 

194 

 179

 174

 161

 166

 172

 
 Clinic under-five

 7,116

 8,029

 6,495

 5,524

 5,742

 5,390

 n/a

 n/a
 
 Eye Clinic

 2,824

 3,034

 2,764

 2,298

 2,153

 1,730

 2,153

 2,883

 
 TB & Leprosy

 316

 313

 328

 314

 269

 275

 223

 229

 
 Mobile Clinics (UFC)

 3,818

 3,282

 4,005

 4,301

 3,940

 3,198

 3,696

 3,530

 
 Mobile Clinics (ANC)

 499

 560

 619

 692

 482

 374

 573

 326

 
 Number of patient admitted

 9,002

 9,072

 8,080

 8,074

 7,597

 7,790

 7,796

 8,733

 
 Average length of stay in days

 7,13

 7,33

 7,61

 8,16

 7,87

 7,86

 7,38

 7,24

 
 Bed occupancy rate

 88%

 91%

 84%

 90%

 82%

 83%

 78,82

 86,58

 
 Major Theatre operations

 1,054

 1,528

 1,243

 1,279

 1,288

 1,414

 1,400

 1,473

 
 Minor Theatre procedures

 1,156

 1,394

 1,244

 1,530

 962

 781

 1,200

 1,108

 
 Deliveries

 1,147

 1,222

 1,047

 1,037

 1,115

 1,161

 1,026

 1,135

 
 Laboratory examinations

 86,399

 79,369

 68,496

 70,274

 72,273

 68,496

 69,765

 66,481

 
 X-ray examinations

 2,658

 2,562

 1,635

 1,879

 1,826

 1,504

 1,507

 1,942

 
 Total hospital employees

 259

 255

 239

 245

 235

 238

 230

 226

 

 

Diagram of hospital structure, PDF

 

Hospital Organization Structure, Boards and Committees

The overall responsibility and policy making for St. Walburg's Hospital (SWH) at Nyangao is in the hands of Board of Directors (BoD).

Members of the Board of Directors:

From Diocesan side:

1. Vicar General acting in behalf of Bishop of Lindi , Chairperson
2. Prioress of the Missionary Benedictines Sisters in Ndanda
3. Diocesan Treasurer
4. Diocesan Health Secretary,
5. Representative of the community

From Governement side:

6. District Medical Officer
7. District Health Officer
8.Ward Executive Nyangao
9.Ward Executive Mtama
10.DPLO (District Planing Officer)

Non voting members:

11. Doctor in charge of Nyangao Hospital (Secretary of the Board)
12. Administrator of Nyangao Hospital
13. Nursing Officer in charge of Nyangao Hospital


The Hospital Management Team (HMT) is responsible for the day to day running of SWH and suppose to meet weekly.

Members of Hospital Management Board:

1. Doctor in charge, Chairperson
2. Administrator
3. Nursing Officer in charge
3. 4 Heads of Departments
4. 3 representatives of Supporting Services

For solving and working with specific hospital problems HMT is advised by the following bodies

Hospital Committees:

1. Disciplinary
2. Housing
3. Representatives of hospital staff (instead of former TUGE)
4. Meetings and celebrations organizers