Rwamagana Hospital

The Palliative Care Team with mentor, Michael Minton

The Palliative Care Team with mentor, Michael Minton

Rwamagana Hospital

Location: Rwanda, Eastern Province

The hospital serves 16 health centres and 1 prison.

Departments:

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Emergency
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Maternity
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dental
  • Mental Health
  • ENT
  • OPD
  • Radiology

The Palliative Care team of 20 people includes Doctors, Social Workers, Nurses, Clinical Officers, a Pharmacist and a Lab technician.

The challenges the team faces concern the availability of morphine and home visits.

Their objectives are

  • To integrate Palliative care throughout the hospital system
  • To equip and train more Palliative Care workers
  • To build confidence
  • To provide a continuity of care

The hospital works in partnership with  Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) on the THET project.