St Augustine’s Hospital (formerly Teule District Designated Hospital) is the District Designated Hospital for Muheza district. It is owned and administered by the Anglican Church of Tanzania, under the Diocese of Tanga with the aim of providing Health Care for the population of Muheza District in co-operation with the District Medical Officer and according to regulations determined by the Ministry of Health.
The hospital supplies medical services to a population of about 180,000 covering an area 50 kms by 50 kms. It provides primary health care for the town and acts as a referral centre for the 27 outlying village dispensaries and two health centres. A large number of patients attend daily in the adult and Maternal and Child Health Clinics. There are doctor lead clinics in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, palliative care and paediatrics. There are currently seven doctors, six Assistant Medical Officers and 12 Clinical Officers. There is also a Clinical Officer Training course. There is an HIV / palliative care centre which has access to free anti-retrovirals and includes a PMTCT service. There is an X-ray department and an ultrasound machine. The pathology laboratory performs microscopy, haematology, some biochemistry, bacterial cultures and CD4 counts. There are dental, eye and physio services. There is always a shortage of equipment, drugs and dressings although not as bad as at some other hospitals in Tanzania due to support from the UK [taken directly from the hospital’s website].
St Augustine’s Hospital welcomes applications from medical students from any university but there is a special agreement with Worcester University, UK, and the hospital only accepts nursing and midwifery students from this University. There are no placements for dental students
|Hospital type||District General Hospital|
|Local language||English and Swahili. Local language is Kiswahili.|
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