The LAMB Hospital is located in north-west Bangladesh, about two kilometres west of Parbatipur. The hospital is of moderate size and also has an outpatient department, in addition to a public health research facility. It is staffed by an international cohort, including some long-term British ex-pats. The hospital also has a guest house for short term workers, such as elective students. There are four main wards at the hospital in addition to outpatients; these are maternity, general surgery, medicine and paediatrics.
The hospital has some 995 staff, who are mainly Christian and Muslim. Many of the short term workers are Christian. The hospital opened in 1983 and has grown into a relatively large district hospital that caters for approximately 9,000 inpatients and 60,000 outpatients every year. Twenty percent of these patients are not charged for treatment and a substantial number receive payment assistance from the hospital poor fund.
LAMB has a particular specialty in that it is able to provide continuity of care by linking with village health work and community clinics. The community link helps to overcome the barriers and fears linked with hospital treatment, and helps identify those in advance who need higher level care. Appropriate and accessible health care thereby becomes more possible.
|Hospital type||District General Hospital|
|Local language||Bangla / limited English|
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