Patient safety

Ndola, Zambia – London, England

Ndola Central Hospital, Zambia is partnering with Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Foundation Trust, London.

Ndola Central Hospital, with a capacity of 851 beds and 97 baby cots, is the second largest health institution in Zambia. It is a referral centre for the northern part of the country. It serves a population of 503 649 in Ndola district. The hospital has 1 027 staff, of which 78 are doctors and 334 are nurses. The hospital hosts four training institutions namely Ndola Schools of General Nursing, Midwifery and Theatre Nursing, Ndola College of Biomedical Sciences, Community Health Assistants Training School, and the Copperbelt University School of Medicine. Research priorities for the hospital include the prevalence of surgical site infection rates and the irrational use of parenteral drugs in pneumonia treatment.

Guys’ and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust’s care takes place in two of London’s best known teaching hospitals, Guy’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital. These hospitals have a total of 12 500 staff and 1 100 beds. They are pioneers in health research, provide quality teaching and education and perform a third of annual child kidney transplants.