Windhoek Central Hospital held its first-ever Open Day

The Windhoek Central Hospital held its first-ever Open Day under the theme 'Know your referral hospital better' here yesterday.

The open day which was facilitated by the Ministry of Health and Social Services was aimed at sharing information to create awareness amongst the public on the services the hospital offers.

Speaking at the event, the health ministry's Executive Director Ben Nangombe said they understand and acknowledge the negative perceptions some clients have of the services provided and of the attitudes of the hospital's staff members towards the public.

This is the main reason why the ministry and hospital community have taken it upon themselves to engage the public in order to dismiss the misconceptions, he said, adding that they wanted to inform the public of the different specialised services available at the hospital and how to access these services.

Last year, the out-patient department attended to 91 861 patients, admitted 25 309, operated on 6 980 clients and took 17 424 x-rays, he said of the hospital which was commissioned in 1982 and became fully operational as a health facility in 1984.

Source: Namibia Press Agency