A list has been published of surgical procedures that the District Hospital Service Package (DHSP) should include.
A District Hospital Service Package for South Africa.
The HEMR system has enabled us to identify 1272 (30.5%) operative procedures, which according to the 'set of norms and standards' published by the Department of Health (DOH), should be managed within a district hospital service
. (8) These included 339 appendectomies, 252 amputations, 240 inguinal hernia repairs, 110 soft-tissue debridements, 81 excisional biopsies, 174 abscess incision and drainage procedures, 43 umbilical hernia repairs, 25 split-skin-grafts (SSGs) and 8 circumcisions.
A district hospital service
package for South Africa--a set of norms and standards.
(2) Among other things this involves defining what services a district hospital should be expected to provide, including the district hospital service
(2.) A District Hospital Service
Package for South Africa: A Set of Norms and Standards.
Considering the deficiencies in district hospital service
that conduce to these common practical problems, it is apparent that the following infrastructural and functional shortcomings exist:
They hold so called consultation exercises when they propose to reduce certain district hospital services
or facilities, or even in the case of Blaenau Ffestiniog close their hospital down completely and ignore what local residents say, which makes such exercises pointless.
The Betsi Board presented their plan through the Daily Post on July 20 that there would be no reconfiguration of district hospital services
. The Betsi Board completely ignored the damning report from the National Clinical Forum.
Mr Lansley says a Tory government after May 6 would scrap all proposals for closing district hospital services
, and order a widescale review by local communities.
This district hospital services
the peri-urban settlement mentioned above as well as the surrounding communities.