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Kabale Hospital

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Care system  Public
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Number of beds  280
Hospital type  General and Teaching
Phone  +256 486 422006
Founded  1969
Kabale Hospital
Location  Kabale, Kabale District, Western Region, Uganda
Other links  Hospitals in Uganda Medical education in Uganda
Address  P.o.Box 7, Kabale, Kabale, Uganda
Similar  Mbarara Hospital, Arua Regional Referral, Masaka Hospital, Jinja Hospital, Mbale Hospital

Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, commonly known as Kabale Hospital, is a hospital in the town of Kabale in Kabale District, in south-western Uganda. It is the referral hospital for the districts of Kabale, Kanungu, Kisoro and Rukungiri. It is proposed that the hospital will become the teaching hospital of Kabale University once its medical school is established.

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Location

Kabale Hospital is located in the central business district of the town of Kabale, approximately 139 kilometres (86 mi), by road, south-west of Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. This is about 404 kilometres (251 mi) south-west of Mulago National Referral Hospital. The coordinates of Kabale Regional Referral Hospital are 1°15'04.0"S, 29°59'21.0"E (Latitude:-1.251111; Longitude:29.989167).

Overview

Kabale Hospital is a public hospital, funded by the Uganda Ministry of Health and general care in the hospital is free. It is one of the thirteen regional referral hospitals in Uganda. The hospital is designated as one of the fifteen internship hospitals in Uganda where graduates of Ugandan medical schools can serve of internship under the supervision of qualified specialists and consultants. The bed capacity of Kabale Hospital is quoted at 280, although many more admissions are made, with the excess sleeping on the floor.

In 2014, work to expand and renovate the hospital got underway, in anticipation of turning the hospital into the teaching hospital of Kabale University. The renovations include the construction of new operating rooms (surgical theatre), the upgrading and expansion of the maternity ward, and construction of a modern out-patients department. UGX:20 billion was budgeted for the work.

References

Kabale Hospital Wikipedia


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