Table 2

Staffing numbers and levels (by WISN) dedicated to neonatal care 1st January to 31st December 2010 in the peripheral facilities visited
Facility name and code Location of neonatal care Clinicians available for neonates Nurses available for neonates Nurse attendants for neonates
Per Week AM shift WISN1 Per Week AM shift WISN1 Per Week AM shift WISN1
F01 Maternity 4 1 0.19 15 3 3.98 2 2 0.35
F02 Maternity 2 2 0.55 10 2 6.01 2 1 2.01
F03 Paediatric ward 5 1 1.37 12 3 18.09 13 2 13.07
F04 Maternity 2 1 2.46 7 2 47.33 5 1 22.56
F05 Maternity 2 2 1.44 10 2 39.50 5 1 13.18
F06 Maternity 2 2 0.26 8 2 5.70 4 1 1.90
F07 Maternity 4 2 0.87 12 2 14.40 1 1 0.80
F08 Maternity 3 1 0.53 7 2 6.74 4 2 2.57
F09 Maternity and Premature unit 2 1 0.11 15 2 0.60 6 1 0.40
F10 Maternity 3 1 0.51 4 2 3.71 5 2 3.10
F11 Maternity and Premature unit 4 2 1.66 6 2 4.56 2 1 3.04
F12 Maternity 3 1 1.57 3 2 8.56 1 1 1.90
F13 Labour ward 1 1 0.37 3 2 6.13 3 2 4.09

Footnote: WISN1 stands for WHO devised “Workload indicator for staff need”.

Mbwele et al.

Mbwele et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:182   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-182

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