Operation Theatre Department Operation Theatre Department

Division objectives

  • To provide quality diagnostic and surgical curative service
  • To provide quality and hazard free operating environment for the patients.
  • To provide care and support to patients.
  • To treat all patient equal.

Summary of the main service with some general information

Windhoek central hospital theatre is a national referral theatre in Namibia. It is on the first floor on the southern wing. It’s accommodating state and private patients. Operation scheduled from 7h30 for cold cases and open 24/7 for emergencies.

Our theatre is a highly specialised unit, whereby diagnostic procedures and different operation procedures are performed. Theatre consist qualified staff member and higher skilled staff raging in three categories. They are Registered nurses, enrolled nurses and institutional workers. Doctors are visiting the unit on a daily visit according to their schedule.

There are 8(eight) different theatres in the unit:

  1. Theatre one (1) Opthalmology theatre
  2. Theatre two (2) Ear nose and throat
  3. Theatre three (3) Orthopaedics theatre
  4. Theatre four (4) General surgery and Gynae Surgery
  5. Theatre five (5) Emergency theatre
  6. Theatre six (6) Cardiac thoracic theatre
  7. Theatre seven (7) Urology Surgery theatre
  8. Theatre eight (8) Urology Endoscope theatre

 

General guideline regarding the service

Patient’s bookings done by surgeons according to theatre schedules.

Bookings can be done in advance or the day before.

Booking to reach the unit Secretary by 12h00.

No additional patients to be added on the list after 12h00.

Emergencies can be booked any time.

Dress up in theatre attire when entering the theatre.

Have authorization to use state facility from the hospital superintendent.

For private practice.

 

Weekly time table for the unit

THEATRES

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNSDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

THEATRE 1

(Opthamology)

State Opthalmology

 

Private Opthalmology

State Opthalmology

 

State Opthalmology

 

State Opthalmology

 

THEATRE 2

(ENT)

Private ENT

 

State ENT

      +

Private Surgery

 

 

State Neurosurgery

 

Private ENT

 

State ENT

 

THEATRE 3

(Orthopaedics)

Private Orthopaedics

 

Private Orthopaedics

State Orthopaedics

Private Orthopaedics

State Orthopaedics

THEATRE 4

(Surgery+Gynae)

Private Gynae

Private Surgery

Private Surgery

State Gynae

        +

Private  Gynae

Private Surgery

THEATRE 5

(Emergencies)

Emergencies

Emergencies

Emergencies

Emergencies

Emergencies

THEATRE 6

( Cardiac Theatre)

Cardiac

Cardiac

Cardiac

Cardiac

Cardiac

THEATRE 7

(Urology, Sugery + Gynae)

State Urology

State Surgery

Private Gynae

State Urology

State Surgery

THEATRE 8

(Urology endoscope +GPs)

State Urology

Private Urology

State Urology

State Urology

GP LISTS

 

Visiting Information Visiting Information

Week days: 15:00 - 16:00

                    18:00 - 19:00

Weekends:  11:00 - 12:00

                    15:00 - 16:00

                    18:00 - 19:00

ICU Visiting Hours

Mon-Sun: 15:00 - 16:00

                  18:00 - 19:00

NB: For ICU Visitors ONLY, Maximum 6 people per patient, These must be the same people seeing the patient everyday until the patient is discharged.