Harare Children’s Hospital is an excellent Pediatric Health Care facility, open and available for every child who needs care. The dedication is to treat children holistically.
WE THE STAFF AT HARARE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CONSIDER EACH AND EVERY CHILD A PRECIOUS POSSESSION. WE THEREFORE, ARE OBLIGED TO RESPECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
We understand hospitalisation is not a pleasure, but it is necessary. We are here to help you overcome diseases or their problems.
The child can stay with mother or caregiver all the time.
We respect your wishes and requests in line with hospital Policies.
It is allowed to bring personal toys.
We will do our outmost to respect your privacy, to comfort you and support you.
Harare Central Hospital was opened in 1958 for African Population. It was built as one complex building which catered for adults ,maternity ,children and psychiatric patients, paediatrics. They had 4 wards which were situated on the ground floor .These were overcrowded since it was a referral hospital for the northern region .Soon after Independence the government of Zimbabwe found it necessary to recognise the rights of the sick child .Therefore during phase 1 and phase 11 of family health projects ,they placed emphasis on provision of health services for sick children whereby 40 new units were constructed in 40 districts. Harare New Paediatric Hospital was built to complement existing units.
The government effort was complimented by the Japanese and Canadians when they donated phase 1 and phase11 of the hospital. Phase 111 and 1v are yet to be built. It is a 350 bedded referral hospital which was opened in 1999 and caters for children referred from the northern region including Masvingo for specialist services.
In 2002 the Paediatric Infection Clinic was opened with the help of the of the EU at the end of year 2005 May, the donor pulled out but the O.I Clinic continuous to grow
Responsibilities and Activities at Children’s Hospital
- Provision of quality comprehensive health care.
- Health education of parents/care givers
- Specialist diagnostic care
- Specialist in care of patients with HIV/AIDS and provision of ARVs DRUG
- Paediatric medical care
- Paediatric general Surgery
- Burns care
- Paediatric Opportunistic Infections Clinic
- Intensive Care Services
- Special Programmes – eg lip and cleft palet repair