Medinova S.W.O.T. ANALYSIS OF HOSPITAL
A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis isa tool for auditing an organization and its environment. It is the firststage of planning and helps the organization to focus on key issues.Below is an abbreviation of the S.W.O.T. analysis the hospital carriedout.
Our hospital is well known for its provision of quality medical care.During the year the hospital has strived to attract more members of staff especially nursing staff. The nursing staffing levels have indeedbeen better this year than in recent years. The coming of a youngMedical Doctor (Dr. Dumisani G. Kamwana) will further strengthen theclinical department of the hospital.
A high nurse turnover has continued to affect nursing services at theinstitution. Due to inadequate funds some planned activities especiallyin the Primary Health Care department have not been undertaken.Although we have continued to receive support from our partners forwhich we are very thankful, we are conscious that we have not madeany real progress in becoming less donor dependent. The hospital hasbeen discussing possibilities of embarking on income generatingactivities, however, the poor prevailing economic situation makes suchventures risky.
The hospital continues to excel in its various endeavors because of committed staff and a supportive working environment. These factorsoffer opportunities for expansion of hospital services especially inPrimary Health Care department. The hospital with financial, materialand human resources available would go a long way in strengtheningcommunity-based interventions.
Financial position of the hospital has not been well during the year.Although the government pays salaries through the Christian HealthAssociation of Malawi, they do not pay many of the benefits or pay forseveral cadre of staff. Additionally while staff are committed to workingin an indigenous Christian institution, the rising costs of food and