Kitwe Central Hospital

  • KCHKCH

Health Centre Category: Hospital and Tertiary Hospital

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  • Kitwe Central Hospital was opened in 1958 and was directly controlled from Lusaka administratively until 1994 when the Kitwe Hospital Management Board was formed.

    KCH has bed capacity of around 630 providing mostly acute but also elective medical and surgical services. Together with the hospitals in Ndola, it also acts as the tertiary referral institution in region.

    It serves as one of the three teaching hospitals in the country where newly qualified doctors go to do there internship and where medical students and student clinical officers do their attachments.

    There is also a Nursing School based in the hospital grounds and the student nurses do their clinical part of their clinical practice in the hospital.

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    Generally the departments include

    • Department of Internal Medicine
    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Department of Paediatrics
    • Department of Surgery (under which Anaesthesia also falls)
    • Ophthalmology Department
    • Dental Department
    • ENT department
    • Radiology department
    • Pathology department
    • Pharmacy department
    • Physiotherapy department
    • Blood Bank

    There is an Out Patient Department 1 (OPD1) which is basically the casualty department through which all acute patients are seen. Then OPD2 is where the clinics are conducted.

    The hospital also provides a high cost service with designated wards covering all specialties and a high cost clinic PAMSCO (Partnership in Medical Scheme with Communities).

  • fa-plus-squareServices offered:
    • Emergency Department
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Laboratory
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Paediatrics and child health
    • Physiotherapy
    • Psychiatry
    • Theatre services
    • X-ray
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  • fa-plus-squareServices offered:
    • Emergency Department
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Laboratory
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Paediatrics and child health
    • Physiotherapy
    • Psychiatry
    • Theatre services
    • X-ray