Covid-19 Update

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital is constantly updating measures put in place to safeguard patients, staff and any visitors accordingly. We urge you to continuously check with us for any updates. In line with these updates, the hospital has eased the restrictions on visiting hours by lifting the suspension previously placed on visiting hours. Patients can now receive one visitor per day for 30 minutes. Please refer to the visiting hours page for the schedule. The hospital also advises that we now have a Persons Under Investigations (PUI) isolation ward within the premises. The ward will ensure improved patient management regardless of Covid-19 status.

Our History

In The Beginning

The Avenues Clinic was originally the brainchild of a Harare gynaecologist and obstetrician, whose initial plan was for a maternity home. A consortium of business leaders, however, took over the scheme, deciding to expand the vision to encompass a multi-faceted hospital that would complement government facilities and Medical Investments Limited (MIL) was founded. Shareholders were made up of local companies exhibiting a high corporate social responsibility.

The faith in the concept more than proved itself when  the hospital started serving Harare, Zimbabwe, the regional and International market. The original design proposed that the clinic contain single rooms. However, it was soon realised that this was not feasible in Zimbabwe where 80% of the private health sector was sustained by medical aid societies anxious to keep fees affordable for members. The rooms were turned into doubles, and there are now 176 beds in the clinic.

As the clinic expanded, so did the need for more space. In the mid-1980s, MIL acquired an adjacent block of flats to house the Finance offices, and later the post-graduate nursing school. In 1990, the company bought the near-by Montagu Clinic, a tranquilly set clinic that caters mainly for ear, nose and throat day surgery in addition to laparascopic, ophthalmic and minor surgery.

Five years later, St Clement’s Nursing Home in Baines Avenue was bought to complete the three units under MIL management. This operates as a post surgical and rehabilitation annexe of The Avenues clinic, accepting both surgical and medical cases. MIL is run by a board under the chairmanship of Pearson Chitando, a Harare chartered accountant and businessman. The company continues to reinvest in capital equipment and a major refurbishment and equipment recapitalisation programme is currently underway.

Visiting Hours

The Hospital Management is pleased to advise that restrictions on visiting hours have been eased effective 22 September 2020. Please note that we are now allowing patients to receive visitors as per the below visiting hours schedule:

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