Makeni hospital library

Location

Makeni Regional Government Hospital, Bombali District, Sierra Leone

Date library opened

March 2013

Library staff

Librarian - Fatmata M Kamara

Library Coordinator - Komba A Momoh

Opening hours

Monday to Friday

8am - 5pm

Library members

Hospital staff

Clinical students on placements at Makeni Regional Government Hospital, and students and academic staff from local healthcare training colleges.

Additional information

Makeni Hospital Library follows the borrowing and data recording systems described in the Manual: How to plant and grow a library. (Free to download from downloads page)

The library space is currently far too small - please help us build an educational Resource Centre at the hospital! 

See "Get Involved" or the download below for more information, or please contact us directly by email.

Makeni Hospital Library has its own Facebook page: www.facebook.com/makenihospitallibrary/

Borrowing so far in 2018

January

50 borrowing episodes.

Most popular item: Bailliere's Nurses Dictionary

February

20 borrowing episodes 

March

No borrowing due to election and visit by librarian to Bo Library

April

47 borrowing episodes

May

27 borrowing episodes.

Most popular items: Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obstetric and Gynaecology Ultrasound

June

8 borrowing episodes (ETAT+ Manual only) - library closed for updating of classification system 

July

No borrowing - library closed for set-up of Kenema Hospital Library and completion of classification system update

August

48 borrowing episodes.

Most popular items: ETAT+ Manual, Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine

September

22 borrowing episodes - library partly closed due to librarian study leave.

Most popular items: MSF Clinical Guidelines, Life Saving Skills Manual, Obstetrics in Remote Settings 

October

68 borrowing episodes

Most popular items: MSF Clinical Guidelines, ETAT+ Manual, WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children


November

64 borrowing episodes

Most popular items: MSF Clinical Guidelines, ETAT+ Manual

Borrowing in 2017

January

53 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, 2) Nursing and Midwifery: A Practical Approach, 3) Myles Textbook for Midwives

February

72 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Obstetrics in Remote Settings, 2) MSF Clinical Guidelines, 3) Family Planning

March

73 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) Microscopy of Tropical Diseases, 2) MSF Clinical Guidelines

April

52 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Essential Drugs, 2) MSF Clinical Guidelines, Microscopy of Tropical Diseases, WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children

May

63 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) Oxford handbook of Tropical Medicine, 2) MSF Clinical Guidelines

June

75 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, 2) Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, 3) MSF Clinical Guidelines


July

33 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses, Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, Pocketbook of Surgery, Practical Leadership and Management in Healthcare

August

47 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) MSF Obstetrics in Remote Settings, WHO Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children, 2) Surgery

September

51 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) Myles Textbook for Midwives, 2) Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses, Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care, Life Saving Skills Manual, Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery, Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, Surgery, Understanding Pharmacology

October

50 borrowing episodes

Most popular book: 1) Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine

November

53 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) British National Formulary, 2) Clinical Medicine, Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, Surgical Care at the District Hospital

December

43 borrowing episodes

Most popular books: 1) Anatomy and Physiology

Click to download the 2016 report from Makeni Hospital Library below:

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Click here for how to get involved!