MASERU (TmgLive) - Queen Mamohato Hospital will no longer admit patients who directly seek services of the hospital other than the emergency referrals. Non-emergency referrals to Bloemfontein will also no longer be entertained by the hospital but will be referred directly by the Ministry of Health.
According to the press statement by Tsepong, the hospital will only accommodate a limited emergency referrals from community based health centres.
“The patients making use of the healthcare are advised of the operational changes which may impact the services they have been receiving in future. During October 2018, Tsepong is implementing changes to services provided and only patients presented with life threatening conditions or emergencies will be admitted until further notice. Those services include patients presented at the accident and maternity cases,” Tsepong said.
The statement continues: “Due to the high rate of admissions, patients are advised to consider making use of the alternative districts hospitals facilities. There are several health centres and filter clinics in Maseru which provide maternity services, patients are urged to use those points for maternity services. All patients who will be presented for delivery at Tsepong maternity should bring a valid referral from a recognised health facility.”
Tsepong advises the public that most services provided at the referral hospital for outpatients are available and provided at clinics such as Likotsi, Qoaling, Mabote and Gateway.
The referral hospital, Tsepong said, is adopting this policy because it is overloaded and has little space as a result of increasing patient load, “so we find it necessary to review our admission process in order to optimise our service delivery.”