The Swedish Parliamentarians visited UBH on the 6th April 2018. UBH was chosen as the place to showcase to the Swedish Parliamentarians. UBH identified the areas of interest on the day of the visit. The areas identified were: Maternity labour ward, New Born Corner, Kangaroo room, VIAC, Youth Friendly Service and Maternal Child Care Centre. Leading the Parliamentarians was Ambassador Sofia Calltorp. The HDF team was led by Ms P. Darikwa the HDF Coordinator UNICEF. Dr. N. Dzvanga the Acting C.E.O and Mr. R. Sithole the Operations Director represented UBH. The tour of the identified areas was conducted by the Principal Nursing Officer Mrs C. Chivonivoni.
The United Bulawayo Hospitals received medical books through Bulawayo Book Distribution Committee. Book Aid International donates books to all libraries in Zimbabwe and in the city of Bulawayo books are distributed through Bulawayo Book Distribution Committee, a committee whose membership is made up of University libraries, College libraries, Hospital libraries and Bulawayo City Council libraries. Most of the books received will assist training programs for the new Ophthalmic and orthopaedic nurse training schools. The nurse training schools are very grateful to the donation acquired through Book Aid International and their continued support for hospital libraries in Zimbabwe.
Mr. Takanori Sasaki presented a donation of a laptop and camera on behalf of Japan International Cooperation (JICA) on the 19 July 2017. The laptop and camera will be used by UBH in their 5s programme being implemented at UBH. The donation will go a long way in improving our capacity to improve the quality of the services we provide.
UBH is very grateful to the gesture being shown by the Japan International Cooperation in providing the equipment.
UBH is in the process of refurbishing its boilers. Cochrane Engineering has started the refurbishment of one boiler. They have already cleaned, removed and fitted other parts. The removed parts were taken to their workshop in Harare for repairing and assembling before fitting to the boiler.
A team of plastic surgical doctors graces UBH for the first time in history. The team is led by Professor Muguti. Patients from the Southern region are going to benefit from this exercise. The team will be operating on the less privileged and the exercise will be a week long. They will be focusing on the severely burnt patients. As UBH we appreciate the selfless giving to the communities.