|Jinja Regional Referral Hospital|
|Uganda Ministry of Health|
|Hospital type||General and Teaching|
|Other links||Hospitals in Uganda, Medical education in Uganda|
Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, commonly known as Jinja Hospital, is a hospital in the city of Jinja, eastern Uganda. It is the largest hospital in eastern Uganda, with a bed capacity of 600, although many more patients are admitted, with many sleeping on the floor.
The hospital is located in the center of Jinja, not far from the Source of the Nile. It is the Regional Referral Hospital for the districts of Bugiri, Iganga, Jinja, Kaliro, Kamuli, Mayuge, Kayunga and parts of Mukono. The coordinates of Jinja Hospital are:00 25 52N, 33 12 18E (Latitude:0.4310; Longitude:33.2050).
Jinja Hospital is one of the thirteen (13) Regional Referral Hospitals in Uganda. It is also one of the fifteen (15) hospitals designated as Internship Hospitals, where graduates of Ugandan medical schools may undergo a year of internship under the supervision of consultants and specialists in the designated medical and surgical disciplines. The hospital is currently undergoing major renovations as a result of available funds from the government for capital development.
Intensive Care Unit
In July 2009, a new 20-bed intensive care unit (ICU) was commissioned. Construction funds were donated by:
- The Rotary Club of Jinja in District 9200
- The Rotary Club of Eugene, Oregon, USA in District 5110
- The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
The life-sustaining equipment in the ICU were donated by:
- Assist International, a California, USA based NGO
- General Electric, an American Conglomerate that manufactures high-tech medical equipment among other precision instruments and equipment, including aircraft engines.
- ICU Under Construction at Jinja Hospital
- Jinja Hospital's Resources are Stretched
- Renovations Underway at Jinja Hospital
- Jinja Hospital Staff
- Nurse and Patient at Jinja Hospital
- DFCU Bank Donates Incubators to Jinja Hospital