The Avenues Clinic is a private hospital situated on the corner of Baines Avenue and Mazowe Street,Harare, Zimbabwe.

The Avenues Clinic
Type
Hospital
Industry Health


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Background

Established in 1983, The Avenues Clinic is the flagship hospital for Medical Investments Limited which also runs St. Clements and Montagu clinics in Harare. It’s location on the edge of the city center makes it easily accessible by both ambulance and walk-in patients. It was initially conceived as a private maternity clinic for the city’s residents, however the involvement of a consortium of business leaders saw it quickly expand into a multi-faceted hospital that would complement existing government facilities. We thank you for visiting our site and showing interest in our health care facility. We encourage active engagement with our stakeholders and as such invite you to please contact us. We would love to have your questions, comments and views regarding our services and facilities.


Vision

To be recognized as the center of excellence for acute healthcare delivery in Zimbabwe and the Central African region.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to provide critical healthcare to all our clients.

Values

Honesty, integrity, good ethics, and transparency A total professional approach in all our dealings Developing and empowering our staff through continuous education and training.

Quality Policy

The clinic pledges to provide quality services and products to its patients, doctors, employees and other stakeholders through:

About The Hospital

Each of the elegantly appointed rooms is equipped with key amenities such as an en-suite bathroom and telephone facilities which are charged for. Each room is wired for television reception Avenues Clinic can accommodate up to 176 patients. The level of service in every department complies with national and international standards.

This multidisciplinary hospital offers a range of specialist services, modern facilities, high-tech equipment, outstanding nursing care and a top quality service approach. Avenues Clinic offers local, national and international patients a broad spectrum of professional medical services, including: Professional consultations by highly qualified medical specialists in a wide range of medical disciplines within well-equipped consulting rooms Quality medical care in comfortable units staffed by highly trained, professional and compassionate nursing, medical and other personnel Well-equipped operating theatres staffed by highly trained and professional nursing, medical and other personnel Specialized medical units and special clinics offering world-class private healthcare services Patient and family support services available when needed. By remaining true to the Avenues Clinic group's theme of "Managing Excellence in healthcare services", Avenues Clinic is ideally suited to provide quality private healthcare to both the Zimbabwean and international community.


Health Care Services

Avenues Clinic offers patients world-class medical specialist services in safe, comfortable and convenient surroundings. The medical specialist services available at Avenues Clinic include Anaesthesiology, critical care, general surgery, neonatology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, paediatrics and outpatient services.

Avenues Clinic offers the following medical facilities:

Intensive Care Unit

Intensive Care UnitThe ICU (Intensive Care Unit) This unit boasts of a functional ABG machine. It is a 7-bed unit that admits surgical and medical cases, both adult and paediatric, sometimes even neonates. The unit is equipped with life support equipment and highly technical invasive and non invasive monitoring equipment. A central monitor is situated at the nurses’ station allowing nurses to observe patient parameters at a distance. The nurse – patient ratio is 1 : 1. High Dependency Unit

The HDU (High Dependency Unit)

This is a 16-bed unit where high care is given to acutely ill and post operative patients. It is manned by nurses who are experienced in acute health delivery. Patients are only transferred to a general ward when deemed out of acute danger. Multi parameter monitors are utilized for constant monitoring. The nurse – patient ratio is 1: 4 or 1:3 depending on gravity of illness of the patients being attended to.

Coronary Care Unit

The 4-bed unit is manned by personnel who are trained in coronary care and who utilize highly technical multi-parameter monitors. This unit’s proximity to the Intensive Care Unit makes it readily accessible in cases of emergency. The environment in the unit is quiet, with diversional accessories such as television sets available in case needed. The nurse-patient ratio is 1: 4.

Medical Ward

The medical ward is situated on the first floor North Wing, making it convenient for relatives and visitors who are not comfortable riding in the elevator.

The unit houses 34 beds with most rooms containing twin beds. Only one room holds six (6) beds. Although the ward houses both male and female patients, the patients are roomed by gender, i.e. females together and males on their own.

The ward is run by a clinical matron and a sister-in-charge who oversee a staff of highly qualified and experienced nurses. Owing to the stringent infection control measures that are practiced at the hospital, the overall environment in the ward is very clean and hygienic.

An emergency drug room that is situated on the same floor as the medical ward means that even those patients that are admitted at night will still access their medications timeously.

The nurse to patient ratio is 1:7.


Surgical Ward

The Surgical Unit is a 34-bed ward situated on the 2nd floor North Wing. It is manned by highly competent nursing staff that is led by a qualified Sister-In-Charge.

The working nurse-patient ratio is 1:7, however this can be reduced depending on the condition of the patients being looked after. The ward offers surgical nursing to trauma patients as well as pre and post operative care to gynaecological, general surgery and cardiothoracic patients. Highly technical equipment is used to monitor patients and, should they request it, patients can be provided with a television set which is available on hire.

The Orthopeadic / Neurosurgical Unit Situated on the first floor South Wing, the Orthopeadic and Neurosurgical Unit has a 34-bed capacity. It is manned by a highly experienced nursing staff who are very well versed in the nursing care of major orthopaedic and neurological operations.

A multi-disciplinary approach is applied by incorporating physio, and occupational therapists in order to facilitate early rehabilitation and provide optimum recovery of patients.

Touch is of utmost priority in the unit as most patients are bedridden. This enchances the quality of care rendered as well as the comfort of the patients.

Paediatrics Ward

This ward is located on the second floor South wing and has 16 beds comprising ten (10) medical and six (6) surgical. Children from birth to 12 years are admitted and, in the interest of the safety of our patients, NO visitors are allowed on the ward. ONLY parents and guardians can visit the sick children. Parents are also strongly encouraged to stay with their children at all times so as to reduce anxiety in the little ones!

Private Ward

The private ward is situated on the 2nd floor East wing and has eight (8) single rooms, all en-suite. They are equipped with comfortable adjustable beds and have a mini lounge with DSTV. Visiting time is open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. In order to ensure an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity for our patients, children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the private ward. The unit is run by a clinical matron, sister in charge as well as senior sisters, junior sisters, nurse aides and housekeepers. The Private Ward is in private hospital offers a home-like environment with exclusive soft furnishings. The nurse-patient ratio is 1:4


Specialists

ANAESTHETISTS (22)

PAEDIATRICIANS (14)

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS (5)

PHYSICIANS (20)

OBSTETRICIANS & GYNAECOLOGISTS (31)

EAR NOSE AND THROAT SURGEONS (4)

DENTISTS

CARDOTHORACIC SURGEONS (2)

GENERAL SURGEONS (18)


PLASTIC SURGEONS

UROLOGISTS (4)

ONCOLOGISTS (3)

NEUROSURGEONS (4)

ORAL SURGEONS

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS (10)

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