St. Albert’s is a 140-bed hospital. This page provides an overview of how it is organized.

Patient care

  • 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.
  • Family and Child Health
  • Opportunistic Infections Department (OI)
  • Male Ward
  • Female Ward
  • Maternity Ward
  • Neonatal Unit
  • Pediatric (Children’s) Ward
  • Staff Ward
  • Aseptic Surgical Theatre
  • Septic Surgical Theatre
  • Rehabilitation Department
  • Aseptic Dressing Room
  • Septic Dressing Room

Support and Diagnostic Services

  • Administration
  • Pharmacy
  • X-ray
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Biochemistry
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Medical Records
  • Supportive Staff
  • Maintenance
  • Guards, cleaning and gardening
  • Drivers and mechanics
  • Logistics
  • Construction

Hospital-based Services (see also Outreach)

Mother’s Waiting Home

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.

Drop-in Centre

A place for teenagers to talk with a counselor about problems.