Western Regional Hospital (Belmopan) Belmopan, Belize
The Western Regional Hospital serves a population of approximately 66,000 people and covers a large geographical catchment area. As with most hospitals in this developing country, supplies can be difficult to maintain and because of this, doctors work with fluxuating facility standards. However, some of the hospitals are well-equipped and can offer an excellent insight into medical practice in a developing country.
The Western Regional Hospital provides both Primary and Secondary Care Services. In addition, four basic specialties are offered, namely, Gynecology, Surgical, Paediatric and Internal Medicine. In an effort to enhance coverage in the area of Mental Health, a new Acute Psychiatric Unit was opened in June 2001.
The Western Regional Hospital is one of only three hospitals in Belize with a working operating theatre. There are two respected surgeons (Dr. Ken and Dr. Godoy) at the hospital, in addition to two gynaecologists (Dr. Howe and Dr. Ayala) who are well pracitised in caring for women and expectant mothers. The Gynaecologists in particular are well-respected in Belize and for this reason, complicated deliveries from Cayo Community Hospital or the Southern Regional Hospital (Dangriga) are often transferred to The Western Regional Hospital.
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Q Hello, is there any way of asking previous students who have been to Western Regional for an e-mail address? It would be really helpful if I could get some more information regarding accommodation and the placement in general. Thanks, Ola
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Q I have tried to make contact with this hospital a couple of times with the e-mails provided. Is this e-mail up to date or is there another e-mail we can try?
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