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    Rubaga Hospital

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    Lubaga hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Uganda having existed for over 100 years, being founded in 1899. It is the second oldest hospital in the country and has offered health care to millions of people during its long history of existence.


    Over the years the hospital has built a reputation as a provider of affordable health care services and therefore has continued to attract and treat people of mainly midlevel and low level status. The hospital has remained faithful to its founding mission of providing quality health care to the less privileged. For this reason and considering its age and history the hospital has not expanded its product line but rather remained a modest general hospital. This makes the Hospital committed to a holistic integration and sustainable action in health, including treatment, prevention, health promotion and training of health workers.


    Currently Lubaga is highly utilized with average bed occupancy ratio in all wards at 78% and outpatients registering high patient numbers (appr. 165,000 patients FY 2011/12). The hospital has a high number of deliveries throughout the year (more than 7,000 deliveries in FY 2011/12).


    The hospital has also been able to attract professional staff and hence has sustainable quality health care. The hospital employs specialists and consultants in major medical disciplines of internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, doctors and clinical officers as well as very experienced nursing and midwifery staff. This has made Lubaga Hospital a large organization with more than 410 staff.


    Lubaga Hospital has contributed enormously towards the training of health workers in the country. The currently 330 graduates of the school of Nursing and midwifery, the school of laboratory assistants and theatre assistants have produced graduates will be absorbed in the labour market of Uganda and will offer services to the population in different health institutions.


    Kampala Archdiocese: Lubaga Hospital is owned by the Board of Trustees of Kampala Archdiocese hence is an Institution of the Catholic Church.


    UCMB: The hospital is under the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau which is an umbrella organization to which all Catholic Hospitals in Uganda subscribe and are managed in accordance with the rules and regulations set by UCMB.


    The hospital is managed by a Hospital Administration Team under the leadership of the Executive Director.


    On top of the Management there is a Board of Governors which is comprised of Management and appointments committee, Finance, Audit and development committee, Ethical, Disciplinary and Education committees.

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