Started in 1983, LAMB Hospital is now a 150 bed general hospital, with a large out-patient service. It cares for nearly 10,000 in-patients per year, and 60,000 out-patients.
The hospital is run by a team of approximately 200 staff, mainly Bangladeshi but with a small number of expatriates long-term and visiting doctors.
All are committed to caring not only for the health of the patients, but also their ‘wholeness’. The hospital does this by providing not only diagnostic and acute care services, but also through social, spiritual and financial support.
A special feature of LAMB is its ability to provide continuity of care – linking village health work, community clinics, and the hospital. The community link helps to overcome the barriers and fears linked with hospital treatment, and helps identify those in advance who need higher level care. Appropriate and accessible health care is much more possible.
The hospital shares the overall LAMB focus on treating the poorest of the poor. There is particular emphasis on reaching women and children. And there is a strong desire to serve in the Spirit and name of Jesus.
Outpatient Department (OPD):
LAMB Hospital OPD is open 6 days a week, closed on Fridays.
17 LAMB trained medical assistants, alongside doctors and nurse midwives, see more than 60,000 patients per year – equivalent to an average of more than 200 per day.
The largest individual patient group is for the Ante-Natal clinic. We have specialty clinics for men, women, children under 5, and a Vision Centre.
The outpatient clinics coordinate smoothly with inpatient department.
Inpatient Department (IPD):
With our 150-bed capacity, we provide full emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Working across Inpatient and Outpatient Departments are more than 20 doctors
Of now nearly 10,000 hospital admissions a year, approaching half are pregnancy / birth related.
The main inpatient areas are Labour Room, Maternity Ward, (Obstetric) Surgical Ward, Paediatric Ward, General Wards, and the Operating Theatres.