Patient safety

Lilongwe, Malawi - Middlesbrough, England

Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi, is partnering with James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, England.

Kamuzu Central Hospital is a 780 bed tertiary level hospital which provides referral services for five district hospitals. The hospital provides ICU, internal medicine, gynaecology, paediatrics, general surgery and orthopaedic services and is also the only dialysis centre in the country. The population in the direct community numbers 620,000 but the hospital also serves the population across the wider region of around 4 million in total. The hospital has 59 doctors and 286 nursing staff.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest trust in the Tees Valley. The trust provides health care for over 400,000 people from two main sites, the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. The trust has a 7,000 strong workforce, which offers particular expertise in heart disease, trauma, neurosciences, renal services and spinal injuries. The organization also works in close partnership with a Ministry of Defence Hospital unit based at the Friarage Hospital. The trust is also host site for the County Durham and Tees Valley Local Clinical Research Network and a host site for the North East Research Design Service, reaffirming the trust’s commitment to training, life-long learning and research.