Teaching sites - Swellendam Hospital
Type: District hospital
Population served: 32,000
Number of beds: 51
Number of outpatients per month: 361
Number of admissions per month: 290
Number of deliveries per month: 36
Number of Caesarian sections per month: 5
Name Phone Fax Email
Med Sup Dr du Toit 0285141140 028-5142504
Matron Mrs Hoving 028-5141140 028-5142504 firstname.lastname@example.org
Admin Mr Abrahamse 028-5141140 028-5142504 email@example.com
Medical and Allied Health personnel:
Medical Superintendent 1
Family Physician 1
PMO/Medical officer 2 5
Community service doctors
- 24-hour casualty
- Labour ward
- X-ray facility
- Ultrasound facility
ARV roll-out site: Operational since March 2005.
Primary Health Care services:
Permanent clinics: Railton, Suurbraak, Barrydale, Buffeljags
Mobile clinics: 2 mobile teams
Home-based care program: Started 2005
Site Coordinator for undergraduate program: Dr Helana Lubbe
Directions to hospital:Drive along the N2 till the 2nd turnoff to Swellendam. Do not turn off at Swellendam west. Follow the hospital road sign. The hospital is situated on the hill.
Mountain View Cottage situated opposite hospital. Students have to book in before 20H00.
Kitchen facilities: Yes
Bedding: Bring own
Computer Facilities: Computer with Internet access and printer available at hospital.
Description of student program: Students must report to the hospital at 14H00 on the Monday afternoon of the rotation.
Students are exposed to:
- Hospital: ward rounds and theatre
- Primary patient care at clinics
- Mobile services
- Private practices
- Old age homes
- Prison health services