The department is situated in Blantyre within the building of the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. Our main task is to provide academic services: teaching and research. Enrolled with the College of Medicine are Medical Students, Bachelor of Science in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Students and Master of Medicine in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care.
We also support further institutions in their training programme and provide teaching for nurses and clinical officers as well as support for the clinical service at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.
Clinical services within the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital covers anaesthesia for 5 work spaces within main theatres, consisting of an emergency theatre, a paediatric theatre, a neurosurgical theatre, an orthopaedic theatre and an extra workspace for minor procedures like manipulation under anaesthesia and incision and drainage.
Further anaesthetic workspaces are one theatre in Burns’ Unit, one in Ear-Nose-Throat Unit, two in Lions’ Eye Hospital and three in Chatinkha (Obstetric & Gynecology Unit).
Adjacent to main theatre is the Intensive Care unit with four beds.
Staff of the department of College of Medicine also supports the hospital in patient care.