THE BUEA REGIONAL HOSPITAL
by Tangwing Pius
THE BUEA REGIONAL HOSPITAL, Cameroon
The Buea Regional Hospital is found in Buea in the Fako Division of the South West Region of Cameroon on the foot of the mount Cameroon.
It is about 2km away from the mile 17 motor park. It is situated precisely between the delegations of education and the army barracks, along the highway to the Bokwango neighborhood.
The hospital is made up of many units/departments/centers including the following: the medical unit (male and female), the surgical unit, the paediatrics unit, the maternity unit, the HIV/AIDS unit, the Laboratory unit, the X-ray unit, the haemodialysis center, the Tuberculosis center, the Diabetes center, the theater department and the Out patient department (OPD).
Each of the Unit/Department/Center is headed by a specialist doctor (Surgeons, Gynecologist, Paediatrician, etc). But control of the wards is done by the ward charges like senior nurses and midwives.
Also present in the hospital are nurses of all categories ranging from Nursing assistants (NAS), State Registered Nurses (SRN), Higher National Diploma Nurses (HND), Degree (BNS) and even master degree holder Nurses (MNE).
The hospital is headed by a medical doctor who occupies the position of the director assisted by the general supervisor who supervises the activities of the technical staff, the econome, who is in charge of finances, and other administrative staff.
The Buea Regional Hospital (B.R.H) serves clients from all over Buea and its environs. These clients either come to the hospital for consultation and treatment and treatment or they are referred from other health centers and clinics around. It admits clients for as long as they can stay and get well and also carries out minor and major surgery.
In the year 2003, the Chinese government renovated the entire hospital and equipped some units with modern equipment.
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