The paediatric ward

Murals on the children’s ward, Bwindi Community Hospital

Dr Cath Harrison:

 A visit to the paediatric ward today – an amazing set up with the ward being divided up into separate areas to allow patients needing frequent observations and management to be near the nursing station.

There is a kitchen at the end of the ward where families are taught by nursing staff the importance of nutrition and how to make nutritionally balanced meals.

There is an indoor play area and outdoor space as well for children.

We saw a variety of conditions – orbital cellulitis secondary to trauma (fall from a tree), pneumonia and malaria.

The pride was apparent in the quality of care the staff provided and the clinical space was so clean and tidy.

A good demonstration of teamworking to improve the quality of care provided to children and their families.

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