The facility, which has a 175 bed capacity operates as a General Hospital,
specialising in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Basically, it provides services
ranging from curative, preventive, rehabilitative and promotive.
Averagely, it caters for a population of over 100,000, admits over
11,000 patients and sees about 65,000 cases in its Out Patients Department [OPD].
Over 3000 surgeries are undertaken annually. Due to its specialty area,
several expectant mothers use the facility during pregnacy and also to
deliver of their babies; about 1,900 deliveries each year.
With a staff strength of 200, St. Martin de Porres Hospital, Eikwe,
is the largest health provider in the Nzema East and West [Jomoro] Districts.
The two districts have a total population of 375,850.
The Hospital has a well stocked Dispensary and
functioning X Ray and Ultra Scan Units, as well as a
Laboratory that undertakes various kinds of investigations
[Haematology, Bacterioly, Parasitology, Blood Banking and Biochemistry].
For over a decade now, the Hospital has as part of its Primary
Health Care [PHC] programme vigourously embarked on a Home
Based Care activities, catering for clients/patients with medico social needs
. These include Tuberculosis [TB] patients and HIV/AIDS clients.
In the last years, additional services such as Voluntary Counselling & Testing [VCT],
Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission [PMTCT], and Anteretroviral Therapy [ART] have also been introduced.