Umlamli Hospital

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Umlamli Hospital
Eastern Cape Dept of Health
Geography
Location near Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates 30°32′59″S 27°27′57″E / 30.54975°S 27.46587°E / -30.54975; 27.46587Coordinates: 30°32′59″S 27°27′57″E / 30.54975°S 27.46587°E / -30.54975; 27.46587
Organisation
Care system Public
Hospital type District
Services
Emergency department Yes
Links
Website ECDoH Hospitals
Other links List of hospitals in South Africa

Umlamli Hospital Hospital is a Provincial government funded hospital for the Senqu Local Municipality area in Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape in South Africa. It is situated near the Lesotho and Free State borders with 43 usable beds. It forms a cluster with Empilisweni, Lady Grey and Cloete Joubert Hospitals.

The hospital handles mostly chronic cases like TB and HIV/AIDS. Other departments include Emergency department, Maternity ward, Out Patients Department, Surgical Services, Medical Services, Pharmacy, Anti-Retroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV/AIDS, Physiotherapy, Laundry Services, Kitchen Services and Mortuary.

The hospital's branch of the Ilitha College serves as a training institution for nurses, and a proofing ground for junior doctors, pharmacists and physiotherapists, since it draws a large workforce from the surrounding villages.

History[edit]

The hospital was founded in 1933 by the Roman Catholic Mission Society[1] and became a Transkei state institution in 1976.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gelfand, Michael (1984). Christian Doctor and Nurse: The History of Medical Missions in South Africa From, 1799-1976. p. 29. ISBN 9780620077255. 
  2. ^ Dischl, Marcel (1982). Transkei for Christ: a history of the Catholic Church in Transkeian territories. p. 310. ISBN 9780620077712.