Base Hospitals (Type A)

These Base Hospitals provide specialist inward care, specialist clinic services as well as radiology, laboratory and blood transfusion facilities to patients in the province. In addition to four basic specialist services; Medical, Surgical, Gynecological & Obstetrics and Paediactric, these hospitals provide other specialist services such as Eye, ENT, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Radiology, Orthopedics etc. A summary of the healthcare services provided from these hospitals are detailed in table 10.

Health Service Provision at Type A Base Hospitals

 

BH Diyathalawa

BH Mahiyangnanaya

2017 2018

2019

2017

2018

2019

No of beds available

361 361

381

358

365

458

Bed Occupancy Rate

65% 62%

62%

74%

81%

82%

Total OPD attendance

171,989 164,970

163,847

214,634

210,156

208,048

Average OPD turnover/day

471 452

449

588

575

570

Total admissions

29,983 32,325

37,842

55,017

56,747

61,389

Average admission/day

82 89

104

151

155

168

No. of Wards

07 07

07

10

10

11

Total number of deliveries

2,001 1,915

1,816

4,262

4,252

3,635

Average number of deliveries/day

05 5

5

12

12

10

Total No of Live Births 

2,046 1,918

1,814

4,518

4,284

3,662

Total No of Maternal Deaths

02 0

0

0

02

0

Total No of Still Births

11 15

10

23

14

15

               

BH-Mahiyangnanaya and BH-Diyathalawa are two Type A Base Hospitals that provide tertiary healthcare services under Provincial Health Administration of Uva Province. Number of beds available in BH Diyathalawa has increased from 340 in 2015 to 361 in 2017 whereas in BH Mahiyangnanaya it has increased from 290 in 2015 to 358 in 2017. However, there was no substantial change in average admissions per day at BH Diyathalawa whereas there was a significant increase in average admissions per day at BH Mahiyangana from 128 in 2015 to 151 in 2017. The average OPD attendance per day has not changed over last three years at Both Mahiyangana and Diyathalawa Base Hospitals.  

The average number of deliveries per day has significantly decreased from 7 in 2015 to 5 in 2017 at BH Diyathalawa whereas it has no change at BH Mahiyangnana over last three years concerned.

Even though BH-Mahiyangnanaya provides Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care services, BH-Diyathalawa provide only Basic Emergency Obstetric Care services due to non-availability of second Gynecologist and Obstetrician by 2017.