Maternity wards have 93 beds, 3 specialists, 2 medical officers, 3 intern Doctors and 51 midwives. One of the consultants is government seconded. The sections at maternity ward include; Admissions ward (24 beds), Labour ward, postnatal wards (45 plus 24 beds out of which 7 are private) and maternity Theatre. The ward is one of the busiest departments in the hospital with around 7000 births per year.
The main achievements of Maternity ward include:
• Continuous education of midwives (CMEs) which has improved skills;
• Availability of tools to use in monitoring the progress of labour and for proper diagnosis;
• Availability of emergency drugs which help in handling different emergencies;
• Availability of consultants and Doctors;
• Frequent infection control measure like hand washing after every procedure, putting on protective gear, and sterilization of equipment.
The main plans of maternity ward for 2012/2013 include:
• To reduce on the rate of mothers and babies dying during birth;
• To improve on provision of good nursing care to all mothers and babies;
• To have continue with professional development for students;
• To improve on the nurse and patients relationship;
• To maintain high standard measures for infection control among mothers and babies;
• To enhance good prescription practices and dispensing of drugs.
Frequently Asked Questions
1How can I access private Antenatal services?
If you want private antenatal services kindly go to room 14 at the Outpatient’s Department of Lubaga Hospital.
2How can I register for private Maternity services?
If you want private maternity services kindly go to room 14 at the Outpatient’s Department of Lubaga Hospital.
3How do I get the birth certificate of my baby, who was born in Lubaga Hospital?
Birth certificates can be obtained from Data and Records Office within the hospital during working hours from Monday to Friday.
4What do I need as a mother for giving birth at Lubaga Hospital?
5What are the requirement items for my baby?