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Christmas Theatre Appeal

Discover more about our recent 2012 Christmas Appeal to renovate our 1950s Operating Theatre. Latest updates on the ongoing building project are available here.

Mulanje Mission Hospital has expanded over the last decade, with increasing outpatient attendances and admissions particularly due to HIV/AIDS. The hospital provides a range of medical services unique to the area, including a premature baby unit, neonatal care services and corrective surgery for vesico-vaginal fistulae (VVF). As a result the operating theatre is busy day and night, with caesarian sections, surgical emergencies and planned surgical procedures.

The staff at MMH pride themselves on providing quality care for their patients, maintaining high standards of infection prevention and control. Over the past six years, many areas of the hospital have been renovated but unfortunately, the operating theatre remains untouched. It provides only one operating area, therefore when complex surgical procedures are underway, emergency surgeries fail to be accommodated.

There is no appropriate anaesthetic recovery area, except for the open corridor outside which is commonly used. The theatre equipment, operating table, lights, anaesthetic machine and instruments are also desperately in need of updating in order to improve patient safety and infection control.

Find out more about the proposed plans for the operating theatre with another video, architects plans and further information about the theatre development here. A printable leaflet with the details on these pages is available to download here.

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