Teaching sites - Worcester Hospital
Type: Regional hospital
Population served: 554,000
Number of beds: 245
Number of admissions per month:
Number of deliveries per month: 125
Number of Caesarian sections per month: 25
Dr H Schumann
Medical and Allied Health personnel:
- Orthopedic Surgeon
- Family physician
- Obs & Gyne
- Family Medicine
Community service doctors
- 24-hour casualty
- 5 Theatres
- 5-deb Intensive Care ward
- Labour ward
- X-ray facility
- Ultrasound facility
ARV roll-out site: Active since 2002
Primary Health Care services:
Permanent clinics: Worcester CdC next to hospital, Empilisweni Clinic in Zwelethemba, Rawsonville Clinic, De Doorns Clinic, Touwsriver Clinic.
Mobile clinics: 2
Home-based care program: Boland Hospice
Site Coordinator for undergraduate program: Prof HH Conradie
Directions to hospital: ~100km from campus; follow N1 to Worcester. In Worcester turn right at third traffic light on N1 after the Ultra City. Cross railway bridge, then two traffic lights, at 2nd 4-way stop street turn left in Durban, then right in Murray.
Student accommodation: Turn right at 3rd traffic light on N1 after the Ultra City, cross railway bridge, after traffic light, house on your right; 34 Riebeeck Street. Keys can be collected at Paws and Claws Pet shop from Mrs Welgemoed (023 3443969 or 0832411929). Keys should be collected before 16H00 on weekdays. If arriving later or over weekends please arrange with Mrs Welgemoed to collect keys at a suitable time. To pick up the keys, take the first traffic light on the N1 after the Ultra City to your right. At the next traffic light turn left at the shopping complex, then right and right again into the shopping complex where you will find the Homenet Office. To get to the student house from here, as you leave the shopping complex, turn right, proceed till you get to a T-junction and traffic light. Turn right, cross the railway bridge, cross the traffic light and the house will be on your right, 38 Riebeek Street.
Kitchen facilities: Fridge, stove, microwave, utensils. Dishwashing liquid will be provided
Bedding: Bring own bedding, pillows, towels and toiletries. Toilet paper will be provided.
Meals: Meal tickets can be bought at hospital.
Television, video player, 2 computers with internet and a printer is available.
The house is cleaned four times a week but students are required to wash there own dishes. There are no laundry facilities in the house but several public laundry facilities are in the vicinity.
Enclosed parking is available on the premises.
Internet facilities also available at hospital.
Description of student program:
Students are exposed to:
- Ward work in family medicine ward
- Ward round Brewelskloof TB hospital
- Primary care at Worcester CDC (next to hospital)
- Mobile clinics
- Home-based care
- ARV clinic
- Emergency care in casualty