Angal Hospital

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Angal Hospital
Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau
Location Angal, Nyaravur, Nebbi District,  Uganda
Coordinates Coordinates: 2°24′27″N 31°11′33″E / 2.40750°N 31.19250°E / 2.40750; 31.19250
Care system Private
Hospital type Community
Emergency department I
Beds 260
Founded 1940
Other links Hospitals in Uganda

Saint Luke's Hospital, Angal, commonly known as Angal Hospital , is a private, community hospital in Angal Village, Nebbi District, West Nile sub-region, Northern Uganda.


The hospital is located in Angal Village, Pamora Parish, Nyaravur sub-county, Padyere County, Nebbi District, West Nile sub-region, Northern Uganda. This location lies approximately 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi), by road, south of Nyaravur, on the road to Parombo.[1] Angal is located approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi), by road, southeast of Nebbi, where the district headquarters are located.[2]


Angal Hospital is a private, non-profit, community hospital owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nebbi. It is accredited to the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau, and it is administered by the Comboni Missionaries, a religious congregation. The hospital serves patients from within Nebbi District and from the neighboring districts of Arua and Zombo. Some of the patients come from the neighboring countries of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The hospital has a bed capacity of 260. It employs 153 full-time medical and support staff.


St. Luke's Hospital, Angal was founded in the early 1940s by the Comboni Missionaries, as a maternity center. In the early 1950s, the center was upgraded to a dispensary. In 1959, the facility was granted full hospital privileges. It attained the status of a rural hospital on 13 May 1959.

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The hospital depends on donations and subsidies from the Ugandan government in order to meet its financial obligations. A small fee is charged for patient services, but no one is turned away because of inability to pay. During the financial year 2007/2008, the hospital's total expenses were Uganda shillings:1,305,503,208 (Approx. US$524,914). Only 8.1% of the total, was recovered from patient user fees. The hospital expenses that same year broke down as follows:[3]

Angal Hospital Expenses:Financial Year 2007/2008
Rank Name of Owner Percentage Ownership
1 Staff Employment Expenses 52.0
2 Medical Goods & Supplies 31.5
3 Transportation 8.0
4 Administrative Costs 5.0
5 Capital Development 3.0
6 Other Expenses 0.5
Total 100.00

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