PGH Golf Tournament

Pgh Golf Tournament

PGH Golf Tournament

More than twenty teams participated and five companies supported through sponsorship of the Fundraising Golf Tournament recently held by Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. The motive behind the tournament is to raise both financial and material resources for the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit (HDU) and High Dependence Unit (HDU) at the Group of Hospitals.

 

The golf tournament gave participants an executive networking and marketing opportunity as prominent and aspiring business executives, diplomatic corps, social golfers and professional golfers to interact and mingle.

Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals established support from different organizations, individuals and businesses which verifies a constructive relationship amongst them are GTEL, Medrite, Stanbic bank, Nyaradzo, just to mention a few.

The event was enhanced by the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, Board Chairman, Dr Godfrey Sikipa, who was the Guest of Honor. Speaking during the Price ceremony, Doctor Sikipa appreciated such a great support. He also invigorated the organizations to provide sponsorship and bear with them towards this initiative after he received monetary sponsorship from Medrite Healthcare, Stanbic Bank.

PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals is one of the major referral center in Zimbabwe offering a variety of specialist health care services in Zimbabwe. It accommodates greater number of patients due to an increasing population and varied disease patterns that require more specialized care.
It is against this background that pushed PGH to host such a noble fundraising initiative to facilitate the expansion of the very important units.
PGH has identified a potential expansion space for one hundred and sixty eight beds for ICU and HDU. In the interim, a 28 bedded space has been identified that has to be urgently equipped to accommodate many patients.

It was initially built with only ten (10) adult intensive Care Unit and additional 10 High Dependence Unit beds. This was adequate then as the hospital catered for a minority of the population of Zimbabwe.
The infrastructure has not changed to reflect and facilitate the greater demands on it. PGH as an inpatient bed capacity of 1 200 beds with the aforementioned bed space available for ICU and HDU.

This imbalance compromised the capacity to admit critical patients and results in long waiting periods for surgical procedures as surgeons fail to secure the required ICU and HDU bed space for patient’s recovery following the procedures.
According to research, ICU and HDU capacity in advanced nations is up to 10% of the hospitals’ capacity at teaching hospitals. This means teaching hospitals requires 120 beds for ICU and HDU depending on their carrying capacities.