Hopital le Bon Samaritain,

District General Hospital | Limbe, Haiti

Hospital description

Currently 6000 outpatients are being treated monthly in the outpatient clinic. Nurse practitioners help alongside doctors to screen, diagnose and treat patients. Emergency cases are handled day or night with a doctor on call at all times. Normal routine cases include malaria, typhoid, intestinal parasites, kwashiorkor (protein malnutrition), avitaminosis, respiratory infection, thyroid, syphilis and other venereal diseases. Skin disorders and eye infections are common with occasional cases of filariasis. Most persons coming for medical help can be treated as outpatients with only those requiring special attention to be hospitalized.
Special separate clinics are held for diabetic, tuberculosis and chronic heart failure patients coming in for routine review. More than 1,200 TB cases are treated monthly with more than 150 diabetics coming daily for monitoring and insulin shots. Small surgery is performed in the clinic for minor fractures and cuts resulting from accidents and fights. A separate surgery unit with two operating rooms and 20 beds handles all the larger emergencies year round. Surgical teams come on a timely rotation basis to handle elective surgery and any emergencies that arise while they are there. Some 500 babies are born per year in the Maternity. HBS has about 1000 yearly admissions to pediatrics with about half that number in the adult wards.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language French/ Creole ( Patois )
Funding Status Unknown


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