ALL PROFESSIONAL VISITS DEPART ON THE 4TH JULY 2009
Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre
Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre is proud of its nursing team and its superior technology. Each and every staff member is committed to the highest levels of patient care and comfort. The nursing professionals are hand-picked for their superior skills and compassion. The hospital's surgical, medical, maternity and pediatric teams comprises of specialists with world renowned expertise and, the nurses who have come here to work with these specialists are reaping the professional rewards of working with the best. Through its training and professional development programmes, the hospital strives not only to keep its staff at the cusp of developments in the healthcare system, but also focuses on the individual development needs of staff. The senior management team includes several nurses with international experience who occupy positions not only of nursing manager but also of marketing manager and risk manager.
Swaziland Technical Tour
An early departure from Durban travel up the scenic North coast to enter Swaziland in the South. Experience rural Swaziland and there are insights into various health institutions in and around the Ezulwini Valley.
You are collected from Durban Hotel and you then depart Durban and drive up the north coast via Zululand to reach Golela (Swaziland border) just before lunch. You enter Swaziland (you must ensure that your passport details are up to date and that any visa requirements have been taken care of) and travel via Nsoko and Big Bend we will check on the first site which is Siphofaneni clinic we will proceed to the Manzini city center for the late lunch at your own expense. After lunch you will check on the RFM hospital, KS 11 Public health unit and the Wellness Center which is right in the city center of Manzini.
FOR THE FULL ITIENARY PLEASE CONTACT US. KINDLY NOTE: THIS TOUR IS SUBJECT TO ACCOMMODATION AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION AND A MINIMUM OF DELEGATES.
McCord Hospital: "Bringing Care, Hope and Excellence"
McCord Hospital situated on the Berea in Durban strives for excellence by being proactive and anticipating what future societal health needs will be and prepares itself to address those needs by being at the forefront of change.
Nurses at McCord Hospital make up the majority of the staff like any other hospital. The only difference is that this Hospital nurses started and are perfecting the Bato Phele (People First) Principles for patient care.
In recent years, the hospital has been involved with ground breaking clinical programs and research in the field of HIV clinical care. With support from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and others, the Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programs have produced tremendous results and have attracted the attention of medical personnel and researchers from South Africa and around the world. Most of these programs are run by various categories of Nurses.
McCord Siyaphila Centre - (Siyaphila means "we are well)
It is a 42 bed step down care medical Facility, opened in May 2006. Siyaphila is a Nurse led establishment, staffed by a Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT), comprised of a Medical, paramedical and auxiliary Team McCord School of Nursing
The McCord School of Nursing is also a Nurse driven facility operational since 1924 . McCord-trained nurses are in high demand and are widely recognized for their dedication to service excellence and patient care, and on graduation, most go on to careers in the public healthcare sector and overseas.
Further information on McCord hospital and its Nurses can be found on their website: www.mccordhospital.htm
University of KwaZulu Natal School of Nursing
As a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Development in the African Region, awarded for the first time in 1999 and again in 2003, the School has been elevated into a position of continental leadership. Further advances took place in 2002 when the School was designated the South Africa Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Collaborating Centre for evidence based nursing. With this elevation of the School's international profile, the School has become deeply involved in a series of eminent local, national and international projects such as:
- Saving mother and saving babies, sponsored by Atlantic Philantropies
- Collaboration of Higher Education of Nursing and Midwifery in Africa
- Impact Evaluation of the HIV CSAN-AIDS initiative ( A collaboration between Canada and Denosa
- Inyathelo Advancement of University Nursing Education Departments in South Africa
- JBI- focusing in Homebased care in Africa
- ICU Outreach
- Family centred Care- Psychosocial consequences of trauma
Addington Nursing College
The Adddington Campus is attached to the Addington Hospital where learners are placed to do their clinical practical.
Other clinical facilities used for the achievement of the programme outcomes are community Primary Health Centres, Clinics, Geriatric Centres, Psychiatric Clinics and Hospitals, Occupational and Rehabilitation Centres.
Placing learners at these facilities ensures their exposure to preventive, promotive, curative and rehavilitative health care. This encourages the learner to view and thus nurse a patient/client on a holistic approach.
Netcare Umhlanga Hospital
Netcare Umhlanga Hospital services the rapidly growing population north of the Umgeni River and provides a much needed service for the greater North Coast community.
Its well-trained nursing staff compliments the specialist doctors in caring for patients with skill, compassion and empathy. Services offered include medical and surgical facilities, a maternity unit, an adult intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, and a 20 bedded day ward.
Kwadabeka Community Health Centre
The center offers a full and comprehensive primary health care service that is nurse driven. It has the highest level community based service and second level of health care and has Satellite PHC clinic under it. Since the service is nurse driven it has 68 professional nurses who are mostly primary health care trained to equip them with skills to function independently in a PHC setting. Other categories of nurses are: Enrolled Nurses, Nursing Assistants and support staff i.e. Lay Counselors, Auxiliary Service Officers, Ward Clerks and Clinical Orderlies.
Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital
Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) is providing highly specialized level of health care service (Tertiary and Quaternary, representing the third and fourth levels of care) for the whole of KZN and part of the Eastern Cape. In addition, it serves as a centre for the training of medical specialists and post basic nursing training
Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital is a high technological hospital in terms of medical equipment, information technology as well as service delivery. This hospital is striving to be paperless and it is the first in country and the entire continent of Africa to adopt this concept. IALCH is also the first hospital to be engaged in the 100% Public Private Partnership management. Staff members, employed by the Department provide all clinical services (core functions). All other services (non-core functions) are provided on a contract basis by Impilo consortium.
Chatsworth Hospice (est 1991) is situated in a very poor peri-urban setting in Kwazulu Natal provides palliative care support services for Cancer and HIV patients. Services include inpatient ( 10 bed), daily domiciliary services and once a week Day care. The association is funded through donations and fundraising projects undertaken by its volunteers. It is managed entirely by volunteers. HIV and home based care training is provided free of any charge as is the entire hospice service to the community it serves.
Stanger hospital is the only regional hospital for the Ilembe District. It also serves as a District hospital for the Kwa-Dukuza and Mandeni Sub-district. The approved bed-state for the Hospital is 449 but 527 beds are being used present. The nursing establishment has 187 professional nurses (this includes management) of which 149 posts are filled, 202 enrolled nurses, 197 posts are filled, 150 nursing assistants and 144 posts are filled.
In patient services provided on a 24 hour basis are medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetrics and gynae, ICU, high care, ophthalmology, ENT, TB. Although a vast range of outpatients services are available to the community the following are fully nurse based services.