MARY’S CHILDREN AND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, UMUOWA, ORLU, IMO STATE
CELEBRATES WORLD SIGHT DAY 2020 THEME: HOPE IN SIGHT
World Sight Day is observed annually on the second Thursday of October. It is a global event meant to draw attention on blindness and vision impairment. It has since been integrated into vision 2020 and is coordinated by IAPB in cooperation with WHO. It is the main advocacy event for raising awareness about blindness and vision impairment. This year’s theme for the World Sight Day is HOPE IN SIGHT.
OUR PRIMARY INTEREST ON THIS YEAR’S WORLD SIGHT DAY
Our focus on this year’s world sight day is on MYOPIA. Myopia is one of the major causes of preventable blindness. This condition is mostly seen in children, young adults and to lesser degree the elderly.
On this special day, we have decided to boost the hope of the general populace, by providing a free Eye examination for all.
WE RENDER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES EFFICIENTLY
- GENERAL EYE EXAMINATION
- TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF EYE DISEASE
- OPTICAL SERVICES
- SURGICAL SERVICES
- EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES
To those with different kinds of eye conditions, always remember that there is hope. Do not give up, know that no matter how poor a vision is, it is better than blindness.
For more information or to book an appointment, you can reach us on:
07062892558 or 08114189928
The World Physiotherapy Day is observed all over the world yearly, to generate awareness about the crucial contribution of the branch of PHYSIOTHERAPY to medicine and the society, enabling people to be mobile, well, and independent. This is observed on 8th of September every year. This year the focus is on rehabilitation and COVID-19.
However, this is an opportunity to recognise the work that physiotherapists do for their patients and community. We have to educate the healthcare group and the general population on the benefits of appropriate Physiotherapy in healthcare delivery.
Physiotherapy, also Physical Therapy as referred to by the WCPT, is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising physical potential. It is concerned with identifying and maximising quality of life and movement potentials within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. The exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.
The human body is remarkably easy to damage and break, by injuries or many other factors. Physical therapists work to undo these damages, educate on healthy behaviour and to restore lost or damaged functionality. Physiotherapy basically employs non-invasive/physical means to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, pain, illness or disability. We are experts in developing and maintaining peoples’ ability to move and function throughout their lives.
At St. Mary’s, we have a fully functional and equipped Physiotherapy Department, which is manned by many physiotherapists, and with international collaborations with Physiotherapists from Germany. The department aims to promote health and fitness in every patient’s life. It is managed by a team of highly qualified, skilled, experienced and MRTB Licensed physiotherapists who are grounded in manual therapy, electrotherapy, exercise therapy, manipulation, mobilization, strength training, K- taping, Bobath, balance training, fitness training, ergonomic advice and many other specialized techniques. We offer both in-patient and out-patient physiotherapy services; domiciliary services and follow up. The Units under the department include: Orthopedics, Neurophysiotherapy, Paediatrics, Obstetric and Gynecology, Cardiorespiratory, General Exercise /Fitness Centre, Yoga and Acupuncture.
LIST OF DISEASES TREATED BY OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY TEAM
Here are the most common medical conditions treated by our physical therapists:
|1. Achilles Tendon Injury||2. Ankle Sprain|
|3. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis||4. Arthritis|
|5. Arthropathy||6. Back and Neck Pain|
|7. Bells Palsy||8. Birth Injuries|
|9. Birth Defects||10. Burns|
|11. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome||12. Cancer pains|
|13. Cerebral Palsy||14. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|
|15. Concussion||16. Dislocations|
|17. Dizziness||18. Foot Pain|
|19. Fractures||20. Headaches|
|21. Huntington Disease||22. Knee pains|
|23. Ligament Injuries||24. Muscular dystrophies|
|25. Lumbar or Spinal Stenosis||26. Lymphoedema|
|27. Motor Vehicle Accidents||28. Neurological Conditions of Brain|
|29. Neurological Conditions of Spinal Cord||30. Neurological Conditions of Periph Nerves|
|31. Osteoarthritis||32. Osteoporosis|
|33. Parkinson Disease||34. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction|
|35. Preventive and Curative Fitness Exercises||36. Nerve Compression Injuries|
|37. Rheumatoid Arthritis||38. Rotator Cuff Injuries|
|39. Sports Injuries||40. Sciatica|
|41. Shoulder Dislocations||42. Shoulder Pain|
|43. Spinal Cord Injuries||44. Sprains|
|45. Strain||46. Stroke or Cardiovascular Accident.|
|47. Tennis or Golfers Elbow||48. TMJ Dysfunction|
|49. Vertigo||50. Whiplash Injury|
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
St. Mary’s Physiotherapy offers patients exceptional care with a personalized treatment plan to suit your specific needs. We shall be offering FREE PHYSIOTHERAPY EVALUATIONS for all patients from 8th to 15th of September 2020, as part of our activities for the World Physiotherapy Day 2020.
For more information Call: 08061508619.
In line with our hospital’s vision of sustaining high quality health care delivery system, whilst still maintaining Covid-19 World Health Organisation’s protocols, the hospital has successfully launched a virtual learning platform in a spacious auditorium for clinical staff, administrative staff and students. This platform boasts of live coverage and consequently, interactions between the learners and the lecturers from both within and outside the country.
At the present, under the tutorship of Prof. Edith Declan from the department of Nursing in the University of Texas, U.S.A., and Sr. Dr. Maureen; Seminars are conducted under the following health management programmes:
- Quality health care delivery
The hospital also uses this platform for clinical conference, committee meetings and other interactions to ensure complete adherence to social distancing and other preventive measures in the process of providing quality health care service.
In the bid to maintain the hospital’s staff training custom, the hospital engaged the services of Diplomatic Media Ltd, a USA based Hospital Management trainers with Nigerian head office in Abuja. The CEO, Dr. Cyriacus Emeka who gave the lecture tagged “Overview of hospital management and administration in a changing world” was accompanied by some professional members of his team. The seminar focused on:
- Health care management
- Proprietor and management relations
- Staff and management relations
- Doctors and nurses relations
- Reward and payment of salary
- Managerial functions and the key competences of a manager
Because of the pandemic, the hospital introduced a webinar for the training of the staff of the hospital to enhance clinical service delivery. In the webinar held on 8th May, 2020 by Professor Edith, a united state based nursing professor has charged all nurses to wear their PPE (Personal Preventive Equipment) while attending to patients and to treat them with love and care. In her own words’ “Your Patient Is Your Boss”
The World Glaucoma Week kicked off on the 8th of March. In respect to the glaucoma week, the hospital ran a free eye pressure screening from the 9th to 16th of March. Every staff of the Eye Centre under the headship of the Eye doctor, Dr. Judith Ahunanya worked hard to ensure the week was a success. Patients flooded the eye clinic during this period.
Following the retirement of the Hospital Administrator, Mr. Cletus Uyaeme, Mr. Emmanuel-Bliss who has been working as the Financial controller of the hospital has been appointed by the Hospital management Board as the Ag Administrator. The board has charged him to work hard to achieve the Mission and Vision of the hospital.
The Physiotherapy Department is growing gradually with the vision of becoming a state of the art facility, where people in Imo State and beyond can confidently refer their patients for rehabilitation.
We have added techniques and programs to accommodate more clients, and meet their health needs. These includes:
- Antenatal Physiotherapy Lectures & Exercise The lectures are to prepare the expectant mothers both psychologically and physically for parturition. These hold every Thursdays of the week.
- K-tapping Therapy: This technique was introduced by Physiotherapist Karin during the Medical Mission held in August 2019. It has since then been added to our techniques for musculoskeletal dysfunction management.
And a lot more are in the pipe-line. Therefore, it is better experienced than told.
The end of year party/program of the hospital was held on the 13th day of December 2019.
It came with a lot of merriment and packages for the Staff, Students and Everyone Present.
It started with an opening remark by the Medical Director, Dr. Obi Onukogu who congratulated everyone Present for their hard work, achievements and co-ordination during the year. He also advised everyone to continue in their good and hard work and even put more effort as the hospital is steadily and rapidly matching towards catching up with the vision 2025.
The end of year party was a joyous occasion and it was heralded by a thanksgiving mass which was celebrated at the hospital auditorium.
The Gynaecology team within the month performed a complex surgery of open Myomectomy (removal of fibroid) with extraction of more than 50 fibroid nodules.
Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids also called Leiomyomas. These common noncancerous growths appear in the uterus. Uterine fibroids usually develop during child bearing years, but they can occur at any age.
The hospital performs routine open myomectomy for patients in our centre.
The patient uterus was returned back to shape after the surgery and the patient was discharged in a stable condition.
The hospital received the Catholic Bishop of Orlu Diocese, His lordship, very Rev. Dr Augustine Ukwuoma on Saturday the 7th of December, 2019. This was as part of his pastoral visit to Umuowa Community/ St Mary’s Catholic Parish Umuowa. He was accompanied by the Parish Priest Rev. Fr Amasiatu and others. He visited the sick and prayed for them and also helped to pay the bills of some indigent patients.