Busolwe General Hospital

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Busolwe General Hospital
Uganda Ministry of Health
Geography
Location Busolwe, Butaleja District, Uganda
Organisation
Care system Public
Hospital type General
Services
Emergency department I
Beds 100
History
Founded 1970
Links
Lists Hospitals in Uganda
Other links Hospitals in Uganda

Busolwe General Hospital, also Busolwe Hospital, is a hospital in Busolwe Town, Butaleja District, in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is a public hospital, owned by the Ugandan Government and is administered by Butaleja District Local Government.

Location[edit]

The hospital is located in the central business district of the town of Busolwe, approximately 47 kilometres (29 mi) southwest of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.[1] The coordinates of Busolwe Hospital are: 0°50'58.0"N, 33°55'45.0"E (Latitude:0.849449; Longitude:33.929156).[2]

Overview[edit]

The hospital was built in 1970. Since it was commissioned, the hospital infrastructure has not received any refurbishment or re-equipping. The buildings need renovation and remodeling.[3][4]

Renovations[edit]

In 2008, the Government of Uganda signed a debt swap agreement, with the Kingdom of Spain involving the creation of a Trust Fund. The resources of that trust fund will be used to construct and equip Kawolo General Hospital and Busolwe General Hospital.[3]

The renovations, which are expected to take four years, include the following:[3]

  • Renovate existing staff housing
  • Build new staff houses
  • Build a new Emergency department ( Casualty department)
  • Build a trauma ward
  • Build new operating rooms (operating theatres)
  • Build a new mortuary with cold facilities
  • Build a new, bigger maternity ward, with antenatal wing
  • Build new operating rooms dedicated to obstetric cases
  • Construct a water reservoir with capacity of 144,000 liters (31,676 imp gal; 38,041 U.S. gal)
  • Rehabilitate existing water sources and install solar-powered pumps
  • Provision of an ambulance foe emergencies and a double cabin pick-up for outreach services.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GFC (10 May 2016). "Distance between Busolwe Hospital, Busolwe, Eastern Region, Uganda and Mbale Regional Hospital, Mbale, Eastern Region, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Google (10 May 2016). "Location of Busolwe General Hospital" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c UMOH (December 2015). "Rehabilitation and construction of Kawolo and Busolwe Hospitals". Kampala: Uganda Ministry of Health (UMOH). Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Lanyero, Flavia (5 January 2012). "Busolwe Hospital is not equipment constrained, management says". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 00°50′58″N 33°55′45″E / 0.84944°N 33.92917°E / 0.84944; 33.92917