General Surgery

Dr. M. Magara MBChB (UZ) FCS Specialist Surgery & Consultant

Dr. B. Gwanda MBChB (UZ) Specialist Surgery & Consultant

Dr. T. Mukosera MBChB (UZ), FCS (ECSA) Specialist Surgeon & Consultant

Dr. KN Lenge MD Specialist Anaesthetics HOD & Consultant

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 every day including Saturdays
UBH is currently training doctors to become surgical specialists and also hosts junior doctors from UZ for their internship


Swene B MBChB (UZ), FCS (ECSA) Specialist Orthopaedics HOD & Consultant

Mr. C. Msasanure  MBChB, FCS Ortho (COSECSA), Specialist Orthopaedics & Consultant

G Matindi MCh(ORTHO),MBChB, BSc Specialist Orthopaedic & Consultant

Mr. C Kujoka MBchB (UZ), FCS Ortho (ECSA) Specialist Orthopaedic & Consultant


The department has three firms and is headed by Mr. B. Swene The three firms are:Mr B. Swene/C. Msasanure,Mr. Matindi and Mr. C Kukoka. Orthopaedic firms run each an OPD clinic and an effective theater list 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.

Outpatients Department (OPD)

Orthopaedic clinic days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings which are essentially fracture clinics although a small proportion of the patients are non-trauma orthopaedics

Club Foot Clinic

The Foot Club Clinic is run each Wednesday morning. The elective theater lists are done on Mondays and Fridays while ward rounds are done throughout the week.

The department assists in 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 training of student nurses.

Wards-Ellis Ward, Eaton and Pettigew Ward female.
We also train Post Graduate orthopaedics to Registrars in the department



Dr. T. Mushawarima MBChB, FCS (ECSA) Specialist Urology & Consultant

Clinic days are on Thursdays at Outpatients Department (OPD). Elective cases are operated on Mondays


Dr. O. Malemane MBChB (UZ) Mmed Ophthalmology (UZ) Specialist Opthalmologist & Consultant
Dr T. Sibanda  MD (Russia)  FRCOPSA (CMSA) Consultant

The department of Ophthalmogy at United Bulawayo Hospitals is located at Richard Morris Hospital .It is a central referral Hospital for eye care services that caters for eye services for the entire Southern part of Zimbabwe. Bulawayo Metropolitan, Matebeleland North and South ,Midlands and Masvingo Provinces .It is a training Centre for both Doctors and nurses who are interested to specialize in eye work .The department has a staff complement of 2 consultants, senior registrors and ophthalmic medical officers.

Services Provided
Inpatient :two (2) admitting wards.
Outpatient:Eye clinic runs from Monday to Friday.Holidays and weekends are reserved for emegerncies.
Eye operation:Most anterior segment surgeries which include
-cataract surgery
-Celamone surgery
-Anterior segment laser
-Oculoplastic surgery

Refraction :We offer optical services to patients who need spectacles .This is currently manned by Council for the Blind Zimbabwe.We offer refraction services in partnership with ZCFB.

Outreach Services:This service is offered in collaboration with Council for the Blind Eye Specialists go for mobile services in District Hospitals and Mission Hospitals where they treat eye diseases and operate on patients requiring surgery.