The new look team held their first meeting on Thursday 4 July 2018 at the Main Hospital Library from 10:30 to 11:30 am. The team congratulated the outgoing Focal Person Matron Muzarurwi on her promotion to Night Superintendent.
The team welcomes the incoming Focal Person Matron Gumunyu and her deputy Sister-In-Charge Ncube Leave-it. Sister N.F Ncube joined the team and Mr B. Fambira who came in as the Chief Photographer for the team
The team reminded each other of the vision which is UBH (Centre of Excellence in Quality.) The team further deliberated on its immediate plans which included: (a) conducting refresher courses on 5s- Kazen- Total Quality Management for its members (b) cascade training to other cadres (c) to conduct internal fund raising activities (d to conduct a situational analysis to assess the current situation in terms of quality improvement across the whole hospital (quality rounds which include photography)(e) the team agreed to conduct weekly 30 to 45 minutes refresher course for its members and to come up with a training schedule for the members of staff.
The chairperson then proceeded to give a 10 minute refresher to team members on the 5s -Kazen-TQM concept.
The meeting was closed at 11:30 am. The next meeting was scheduled for 12 July 2018.
The UBH boiler that was refurbished by Cochrane Engineering was commissioned on 10 May 2018 following the cleaning and removal of old parts and fitting in of new parts. The commissioning Committee witnessed the commissioning of the boiler. An inspector from NSSA came for the inspection and certified that the boiler can now be used.
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.