The Department of Surgery at United Bulawayo Hospitals provides surgical services for the Southern region in Zimbabwe: Matebeleland North and South, Midlands and Masvingo Provinces.


General Surgery






There are two firms admitting in Grey, Pettigrew, Eaton (Paediatrics) wards. Stable patients are transferred to BMB

Theatre Days

Tuesdays- Elective cases.

Thursdays- Emergency cases are operated as they come depending on their condition.

OPD Clinics

Monday to Friday- Patients have to be booked in Room 4 before they can be seen by specialists

Wards Rounds are done everyday including Saturdays

UBH is currently training doctors to become surgical specialists and also hosts Junior doctors from UZ for their internship.


The department is has two firms and is headed by Mr. Collen Msasanure. The  two Orthopaedic firms run each an OPD Clinic and an elective theatre list once per week.  One of the firms additionally run a Club Foot Clinic which uses the Ponseti method to treat Club Foot under the Bulawayo Club Foot Project. The Department is most of the time, overwhelmed by trauma patients due to the increasing number of road traffic accidents. It serves the southern half of Zimbabwe.

Orthopaedic clinic days -Outpatients Department (OPD)

Tuesday and Thursday mornings which are essentially fracture Clinics although a small proportion of the patients are non-trauma Orthopaedics.

The Club Foot Clinic is run each Wednesday morning

The elective theatre lists are done on Mondays and Fridays.

Ward rounds are routinely done throughout the week.

The Department assists in the training of newly qualified housemen who are attached to each firm for 6 weeks at a time and also assists the local nursing school in the training of student nurses.

Wards- Ellis Ward, Eaton and Pettigrew female ward


We offer specialist urological treatment covering a spectrum of conditions.

Clinic days-Thursdays at Outpatients Department (OPD).

We operate elective cases on Mondays.