Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital - Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa

Area: Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
Region: Gauteng
Physical Address: Old Potchefstroom Road, Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
Postal Address: PO Bertsham, Chris Hani, 2013, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)11 933 8000 (Switchboard)
+27 (0)11 933 9111 (PR)
Fax: +27 (0)11 933 3135
Contact Person: Dr S Mfenyana
GPS Co-Ordinates: -26.261212, 27.942672
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Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital - Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa

​​​Facts About the hospital

  • Largest in the world (Guinness records 1998)
  • 3000 + bed institution
  • Established during second world war- 1941
  •  Civilian hospital - 1948
  • Catchment population : Soweto, Gauteng, Neighbouring states
  • Renamed: Chris Hani- Baragwanath – 1997
  • 429 Buildings on site
  • Academic component : Wits University
  • Training platform for local and international students
  • We provide training for undergraduate, post graduate, in medical ,allied, and nursing fields
Partnerships
  • Peri-Natal HIV Research Unit
  • AstraZeneca---Gastro Intestinal Tract 
  • CHOC 
  • Transnet---Occupational Therapy  
  • Vodacom
  • ECHO
  • UNICEF--- Paediatric HIV/AIDS 
  • USAIDS----Nthabiseng unit for rape survivors
  • Gold Reef and HSBC
Services
  • Accident and emergency receives  11,100 per month ,approximately 360-420 per day
  • +   65 % is trauma related
  • 55,000  outpatients visit month
  • 160 000 admissions/yr
  • 66 000 theater operations/yr
  • 6000 -9,500 deaths/yr
  • Out patient department sees >1000 per day
  • Pharmacy process  >1,300  scripts per day
  • 50-70 deliveries per day
  • Medical admissions 90-120 per day
  • 9,6000 laundry items per day
  • 8500 meals per day
Best Practices
  • Hand Unit :   Center of Excellence
  • St  John, only Eye Hosp :( intra-ocular lens implantation) and Door Step Surgery
  • Perinatal HIV/AIDS
  • Neonatal intensive care unit
  • Kangaroo Mother Care Unit
  • Orthopedic workshop covers the DHS
  • Metabolic Unit /University Mineral Research Units focused on metabolic bone disease calcium & vitamin D
  • Paediatrics Haematology/ oncology service
  • Burns unit
  • Physiotherapy
  • Renal unit Dumisane Mzmane  (1st Black Nephrologist)
  • Multidisciplinary ICU
  • Cardiology

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital - Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa

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