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

2015

2016

2017

2015

2016

2017

No of beds available

340

356

361

290

299

358

Bed Occupancy Rate

68%

63%

65%

93%

85%

74%

Total OPD attendance

188,527

173,527

171,989

213,995

213,059

214,634

Average OPD turnover/day

516

475

471

586

584

588

Total admissions

29,350

29,183

29,983

46,835

47,392

55,017

Average admission/day

80

80

82

128

130

151

No. of Wards

 

07

07

 

10

10

Total number of deliveries

2,543

1,903

2001

3,906

4,518

4,262

Average number of deliveries/day

7

05

05

11

13

12

Total No of Live Births 

2,612

1,942

2,046

4,138

4,498

4,518

Total No of Maternal Deaths

2

0

02

0

0

0

Total No of Still Births

2

1

11

28

20

23

               

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.