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Table 2 Facility Observations

From: “It brought hope and peace in my heart:” Caregivers perceptions on kangaroo mother care services in Malawi

Facility # Beds # Nursesa Other Staff Bathrooms and showers Food preparation Visiting Hours Type of visitors
District hospital 1 (government) 4 2 Clinical officers, hospital attendants Available Responsibility of mothers and her family 6:30 − 7:30
12–13:00
17:00–19:00
Only women allowed
District hospital 2 (mission hospital) 8 2 Clinical officers, hospital attendants Available; lack handwashing station in the ward Responsibility of mothers and her family Designated feeding times at intervals Only women allowed
District hospital 3 (government) 2 2 Clinical officers, hospital attendants Available Responsibility of mothers and her family 6:30 − 7:30
12–13:00
17:00–19:00
Only women allowed
Tertiary hospital 23 2 Medical interns, physicians and pediatric specialists, hospital attendants Available Responsibility of mothers and her family Designated feeding times at intervals Only women allowed
  1. a During observations