Secondary Health Care
Health services provided at the hospital are generally accessed by referral from primary health care, medical or surgical outpatients, private doctors’ offices, or from casualty. Patients from Primary Health Care attending the district clinics (health centres) also attend the hosptial for laboratory, pharmacy, X-ray and physiotherapy services.
Tel: (664) 491-2552/2836/2843
Fax: (664) 491-6413
Hospital visiting times are as follows:-
6 am — 7 am
11.30 am – 12.30 pm
4 pm – 5 pm
7 pm – 8.15 pm
There is no visiting during the day on Tuesday as it is operation day. Visiting would be allowed between 6 am and 7am, and from 7 pm to 8.15 pm once surgery is finished.
Visiting may also be restricted due to special circumstances, and is at the discretion of the nurse. No more than two visitors at a time please, and young children are not allowed to visit on the ward.
Accident and Emergency
For emergencies only
Tel: (664) 491-2802
This department is located in the hospital. It is open 24 hours a day and is staffed by nurses, with a doctor on duty during the day and on call at night, weekends and public holidays.
The department has recently been refurbished, providing more space and privacy. Clients are asked to wait in the waiting area, where a variety of health literature is available. Nurses will call the clients inside one by one, and refer them to the doctor as needed. Please note that the preferred course of action is to go to your district clinic first, and the nurse will refer you to A and E if necessary.
Secondary Care Manager
Mrs Desreen Silcott
Principal Nursing Officer
Miss Icilda Stanley
Hospital Nursing Manager
Mrs Constanshaw Anang
Home Care Manager
Margetson Memorial Home
Other Hospital Departments
- General Medical / Surgical Wards
- Contact: see Nursing Administration
- Obstetric Ward
- Nutrition Department
- Miss Maunelva Taylor, Nutrition Office
- For more information, see below under Nutrition Services
- Medical and surgical outpatients clinics
- Contact: see Nursing Administration
- Mrs Rona Greenaway, Chief Pharmacist
- Medical Laboratory
- Mr Raymond Samuel, Chief Laboratory Technologist
- X-ray Department
- Mrs Coretta Schroer, Radiographer
- Mr Kenton Weekes, Physiotherapist
- Margetson Memorial Home for Older Persons
- Mrs Constanshaw Anang, Home Care Manager
Chronic nutrition-related disorders are now the leading causes of premature death and disability. Additionally these disorders have the propensity to undermine the development of the health care systems because of the increased human and economic burden.
Nutrition is an integral component in the prevention, management and control of these conditions. In fact, nutritional care is significant in the care and recovery of all hospitalized patients. The primary outcome of nutritional therapy is to positively impact the health results for the patient. Effective nutritional therapy is achieved through a symbiotic relationship between the clinical and administrative components of dietetic services. The relevant information gathered through the clinical dietetic intervention must be transmitted, interpreted and applied administratively, and subsequent clinical findings assessed to determine if the treatment of the patients was effective.
When a nutritional assessment is done for patients (clinical dietetics), the directives (specifically the diet prescription) form the basis for the administrative dietetic system.
Administrative/Food Service Dietetics
• Development of menus, meal plans and standards
• Production of meals and snacks based on diet prescription
• Provision of a variety of wholesome, nutritious, palatable and attractive foods to all patients within the food budget
• Recipe development and testing
Clinical Dietetic Services in Secondary Health Care
Ensure the provision of optimal nutritional care to all inpatients of the hospital in terms of nutritional assessment, counseling and follow-up care
• Nutritional assessment of inpatients
• Provision and verification of diet prescription
• Development of suitable interventions – individualized nutritional care plan with the inclusion of all stakeholders
• Determination of effectiveness of interventions developed
Nutrition plays an integral part in Primary Health Care, and hence dietary counseling and nutritional assessment is also offered by appointment at the district clinics (health centres).