Mendi General Hospital
Mendi General Hospital is located in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.
Southern Highlands Province has a fair distribution of health services throughout the area as from Hospital, District Hospitals, Health Centre's, Community Health Posts, Sub-Health Centre and still few aid posts in the remotest areas. The facilities are governed by the Department of health and most by the Church Health Agency which serves most remote areas of the province.
Mendi Provincial Hospital is the provincial hospital for the province and is the referral facility for Southern Highlands Province. It serves all the five (5) districts with the neighbouring provinces.
Number of health facilities in Southern Highlands Province are Total of 173 health facilities
• 1 Provincial Hospital
• 3 District Hospitals
o Ialibu Rural Hospital – 50 beds
o Pimaga Rural Hospital – 20 Beds
o Nipa Rural Hospital – 60 beds
• 8 Health Centers
• 31 HSCs
• 4 CHP (to be declared)
• 128 Aid posts
• Hospitals - 4
• Health Centers -3
• HSCs -10
• CHP – 4
• Aid posts - 110
• 5 Health Centre
• 21 Health Sub Centers
• CHP – Nil
• 18 Aid post
Status of Health Facilities
Generally, all health facilities in the Province have the worst infrastructure conditions meaning, they are all run down and have deteriorated over the years. There was no maintenance done by the elected Members of parliaments (MPs) and Local Level Councils (LLGs) even though this services are serving the very members of the communities and their eligible voters.
The current functioning health facilities does not meet the NHSS 2011 standards requirements of each level of health facility. The District hospitals are level 4 health facilities however, in SHP they operate as a level 3 and 2 health facilities and the level 3 and level 2 health facilities does not even meet their required standards in terms of infrastructure and medical equipment’s and staffing requirements.
There is a greater need for immediate rehabilitations and redevelopment. This is for the safety of the health workers and our disadvantaged communities accessing the health facilities.
Clinical & non-clinical Service Provision at Mendi Provincial hospital
A: Outpatient clinics and services
1. Adult Outpatient
2. Children’s Outpatient
3. Emergency Department
4. Specialist Consultation clinic
a. Internal Medicine
c. Child health
d. Maternal Health
5. Nina clinic – Sexual reproductive
6. Family Support Centre
7. Eye Clinic
8. Dental Clinic
9. ENT clinic (now temporarily closed)
B: Inpatient care
1. Full Nursing ward for the critically ill
2. General Internal Medicine ward
3. General Surgical Ward
4. Pediatric Ward including Special Care
5. Obstetrics & gynecology wards
(Labor ward, Postnatal ward,
B: Inpatient care 1. Full Nursing ward for the critically ill patients 2. General Internal Medicine ward 3. General Surgical Ward 4. Pediatric Ward including Special Care Nursery (SCN) 5. Obstetrics & gynecology wards (Labor ward, Postnatal ward, Gynecology wards)
C: Surgical & Anesthetic Services 1. Minor operating Theatre for minor operations 2. Major operating theatre for major operations
D: Clinical Support Services 1. Radiology – does mainly plain x-rays 2. Pathology – doing very basic tests, FBC, UEC, LFT, serology, and microscopy including gene-expert 3. Blood bank – collects blood, stores them, does grouping and cross-matching. 4. Hospital Pharmacy that does ordering, storage and dispensing of drugs and consumables 5. Physiotherapy – treatment of injured and disabled patients, also involves in rehabilitation 6. Biomedical – supports with servicing of medical equipment
E: Non-clinical support Services 1. Mortuary – keeps bodies and does autopsies 2. Civil registry – Keeps personal profiles of all births and persons within and out of hospital 3. Medical Records – keeps and updates patient information
PO Box 63 Mendi, SHP
Ph: 549 1166
Next : Divanap Community Aidpost
5/3/2021 04:15:34 pm
from the way I see from the description above, our provincial health board management is doing fine with their responsibilities with effective impact to it. I recommend your duties as out listed above.
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