St. Albert’s is a 140-bed hospital. This page provides an overview of how it is organized.
- Outpatient Care Department (OCD)
Cervical Cancer Prevention Clinic
Offers cervical screening using visual inspection with acetic acid and cervicography (VIAC). The VIAC clinic examines a woman for changes to the cervix that may put women at risk of developing cervical cancer. Same-day treatment is available that eliminates that abnormal changes and prevents cervical cancer. Women are also offered clinical exams for breast cancer.
- Opportunistic Infections Department (OI)
- Pediatric (Children’s) Ward
- Rehabilitation Department
Support and Diagnostic Services
- Medical Records and Health Information
- Security Services
- Hospital Garden
Hospital-based Services (see also Outreach)
Located adjacent to the hospital grounds, the Mother’s Waiting Home provides 110 beds for pregnant women who are at risk for complications during delivery and who may require caesarean section. This facility enables these women to wait for delivery near the hospital. The Mother’s Waiting Home is regularly full to capacity
Midwifery Training Program
Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centre
Safe House for Abused Children
St. Albert’s staff see many children who suffer abuse: physical, emotional, neglect and sexual. The hospital’s Safe House houses abused children while the police carry out their investigation before a court hearing. This is necessary because children who return home before trial change their evidence narrative because of intimidation and coaching on how to respond to questions in court and do not get the justice they deserve. In 2019, the hospital saw 40 cases of abuse, 26 girls and 14 boys. It is located on property near the hospital but off its grounds.
A place for teenagers to talk with a counselor about problems.