Cecilia Makiwane Hospital
|Cecilia Makiwane Hospital|
|Eastern Cape Department of Health|
|Location||Mdantsane, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Affiliated university||Lilitha Nursing College
Walter Sisulu University
|Website||Cecilia Makiwane Hospital|
|Other links||List of hospitals in South Africa|
Cecilia Makiwane Hospital (CMH) is a large, provincial, government funded hospital situated in the Mdantsane township of East London, Eastern Cape in South Africa. It is a tertiary teaching hospital and forms part of the East London Hospital Complex with Frere Hospital. It is named after Cecilia Makiwane, the first African woman to become a professional nurse in South Africa.
Chief Mqalo Health Minister of Ciskei renamed the Mdantsane Hospital to Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in 1977 to commemorate, Cecilia Makiwane, the first Black nurse in South Africa. On 30 April 1982, the Department of Posts and Telecommunications of the Republic of Ciskei honored her with a philatelic stamp and a first day cover, detailing her life.
Departments and services
The hospital's departments include: Trauma and Emergency department, Paediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, ARV clinic for HIV/AIDS in adults and children, Anaesthetics, Paediatric Surgery, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Ophthalmology and burns unit. The Orthopaedic department runs a weekly clinic.
Other services include CSSD Services, Pharmacy, Post Trauma Counseling Services, Occupational Services, X-Ray Services with Computed Tomography (CT) facility, NHLS Laboratory, Blood Bank, Laundry Services, Kitchen Services and Mortuary.
Ward 13 telephone number: +27 (43) 708 2324 Psychiatric ward: +27 (43) 708 2410
- Cecilia Makiwane Hospital
- Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, Symbol of Hope and Courage in South Africa, A Photo-Essay by Dr. Amitabh Mitra March 1, 2009
- Cecilia Makiwane
- Chief Mqalo
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