Covid-19 Update

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital is constantly updating measures put in place to safeguard patients, staff, and visitors accordingly. Therefore, we urge you to continuously check with us for updates. In line with these updates, patients continue to receive one visitor per day (registered next of kin ONLY) for 30 minutes. However, only visitors with SURGICAL MASKS will be allowed within patient areas. Please refer to the visiting hours page for the revised visiting times. To adequately assist emergency cases during this period, the Persons Under Investigations (PUI) isolation ward remains fully functional. The ward ensures that all emergency cases receive care while a Covid-19, Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is being conducted.

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, a facility which used to be known as “St Clements Nursing Home” along Baines Avenue, close to the flagship hospital was bought by the group and added to the portfolio to complete the three units under MIL management. The nursing home now runs as a chemotherapy unit after it was immediately transformed after purchase, in response to the need for more cancer treatment facilities in the country at the time. St Clements Clinic operates exclusively as a chemotherapy unit, focusing on the treatment of all types of cancers. MIL is run by a Board of Directors under the chairmanship of Mr J.P. Maposa, who is the current Country Manager for Anglo American Corporation, Unki Platinum Mines, previously having been the Managing Director of Anglo-American Corporation Zimbabwe. The MIL group continues to reinvest in capital equipment. Currently the group is running a major refurbishment and equipment recapitalisation programme to upgrade the hospital facilities and offer patients a world class hospital experience at The Avenues Clinic flagship unit.

Visiting Hours

We remain steadfast in implementing protocols to safeguard our patients, and staff against possible Covid-19 transmissions. Following our previous communications

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