The Lower Umfolozi District War Memorial Hospital is a “women’s hospital”, housing the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics of Ngwelezana Hospital in Empangeni. There are 9800 deliveries and 2000 gynaecological operations carried out per year.
The O & G staff consists of three full time specialists, ten Medical Officers, two Community Service Trainees and three interns. There are two registrar posts, both currently unfilled. The Paediatric Department has two full time specialists and is staffed by Medical Officers in the Paediatric Department of Ngwelezana Hospital. There are unfilled posts at all levels of Medical Officer in both departments. Anaesthetic services are provided by the department of Anaesthetics at Ngwelezana, but there are anaesthetic staff vacancies in this hospital as well. Much of the after hours work is carried out by sessional doctors one night each per week
|Hospital type||District General Hospital|
|Local language||Zulu,Some English|
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