The United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) in partnership with the Orthopedic Trust is in the process of establishing an Orthopedics Hospital which shall see the establishment of an advanced Orthopedic Nursing School, the first of its kind in the country.

The country’s health delivery system continues to make huge strides with the UBH set to construct an Orthopedics Centre which shall deal with the correction or prevention of deformities, disorders, or injuries of the skeleton and associated structures.

Speaking on the sidelines of a nurse’s graduation ceremony held in Bulawayo yesterday, UBH chief executive officer Mrs Nonhlanhla Ndlovu said the institution is also in the process of establishing an obstetrical fistula repair hospital to help mothers who experience accidents of childbirth in the region who had to seek such treatment in Harare and out of the country.

Director of nursing services in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Cynthia Chasokela said her department is in the process of engaging the Health Services Board for the opening up of more nursing posts to cater for the bloated workload especially in areas of non communicable diseases.

Meanwhile, the board chairman of UBH Dr Francis Chitehwe was recently honoured with a Doctorate Degree by the London Graduate School a member of the Common Wealth following his outstanding achievements in transforming the state of affairs at the institution.

The shrewd businessman who took over the chairmanship of UBH in 2014 oversaw the massive transformation of the institution that has now become one of the top hospitals in the southern region.