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Table 1 Description of structure and services of the study hospitals and their newborn units (unpublished data)

From: Exploring the space for task shifting to support nursing on neonatal wards in Kenyan public hospitals

Hospital Description
Hospital code 1 2 3
NBU bed capacity and no. of deliveries 84 beds/cots with approximately 400 admissions monthly (4 800 yearly) 31 bed/cots combined with approximately 150 admissions monthly 35 beds/cots combined (15 cots) with 100 admissions monthly
NBU staffing 32 staff 16 staff 17 staff
2 paediatricians 2 paediatricians 1 paediatrician
6 medical officers 1 medical officer 1 medical officer
6 registered clinical officers 0 registered clinical officers 0 registered clinical officers
18 nurses 12 nurses 13 nurses
2 clinic assistants 1 support staff 2 support staff
2 support staff   
Distribution of NBU nurses per shift Weekdays Weekends Weekdays Weekends Weekdays Weekends
Morning 4 Morning 4 Morning 2–3 Morning 2–3 Morning 2–3 Morning 2
Afternoon 2 Afternoon 2 Afternoon 2 Afternoon 2 Afternoon 2 Afternoon 1–2
Night 3 Night 3 Night 1 Night 1 Night 2 Night 2