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Finance

The Department of Finance at United Bulawayo Hospitals has important functions to perform that are essential for the care of patients. The department guarantees that one will receive services in keeping with one’s needs and within available resources of the hospital. The department has the responsibility for the monitoring and controlling of the hospital finances and setting of budgets on an annual basis. In addition we are responsible and accountable for the accuracy, quality and validity of all financial transactions and production of monthly and statutory financial statements.

The department performs the following functions:

Revenue and Expenditure:

  1. Receipting of all hospital fees.
  2. Billing of hospital services
  3. Costing of services
  4. Recovering of overdue accounts from debtors
  5. Preparation of financial statements and management reports for the hospital.
  6. Payment of creditors
  7. Budgeting and budgetary control

Admission and Charges

Admission to our hospitals is either through the Casualty Department (for medical emergencies) or through referrals and appointments.

Admission procedures.

  1. One has the right to choose between a General Ward and a Private Ward and one will be expected to pay the required hospital rates.
  2. If admitted as a GOVERNMENT patient admission to Private Ward is with concurrence of the attending Specialist.
  3. The Private Ward charges are not covered in full by some Medical Aid Insurance Schemes. It is therefore expected that where shortfalls are anticipated these should be paid in cash by yourself / guardian / employer as an advance payment before admission.
  4. Payment for admission should be made to the Admission Clerk by way of cash deposit payment, submission of a Medical Aid Insurance Scheme Claim Form or the Assisted Medical Assistance Treatment Order supported by:
  5. Proof of residence
  6. National I.D.

Charges

Charges vary depending on the type of procedure and ward requested during your stay with our institutions. The following information is provided as a guide for patients:

Code Short Description Fees ($)
01801 Outpatients Consultation-Adults 11.00
01802 Outpatients Consultation-Children 6.00
01803 Outpatients Consultation-Chronic 11.00
01820 Theatre per minute 2.00
01830 Intensive/Coronary Care Unit per day-Adult 29.00
01831 Intensive/Coronary Care Unit per day-Children 15.00
01840 Maternity Care  
01850 General Ward, 20 or more beds per day 11.00
01851 General Ward-Children 6.00
01852 Private Ward per day-Adult 29.00
01853 Private Ward per day-Children 15.00
01895 Prescribed medicine At cost
01896 Sundry items Government Hospital Tariffs
01898 Ambulance 1.00