Bwera General Hospital

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Bwera General Hospital
Uganda Ministry of Health
Bwera General Hospital is located in Uganda
Bwera General Hospital
Geography
Location
Bwera,
Kasese District,
Western Region,
Uganda
Coordinates00°02′02″N 29°46′01″E / 0.03389°N 29.76694°E / 0.03389; 29.76694Coordinates: 00°02′02″N 29°46′01″E / 0.03389°N 29.76694°E / 0.03389; 29.76694
Organisation
Care systemPublic
TypeGeneral
Services
Emergency departmentI
Beds100
History
Opened2000
Links
Other linksHospitals in Uganda

Bwera General Hospital, also Bwera Hospital, is a hospital in the Western Region of Uganda.[1]

Location[edit]

The hospital is located in the town of Bwera, in Kasese District, near the international border with DR Congo, approximately 132 kilometres (82 mi) southwest of Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital.[2] This is about 167 kilometres (104 mi) northwest of Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.[3] The coordinates of Bwera General Hospital are: 0°02'02.0"N, 29°46'01.0"E (Latitude:0.033899; Longitude:29.766934).[4]

Overview[edit]

Bwera General Hospital is a public hospital owned by the Uganda Ministry of Health. It serves the surrounding sub-counties in Kasese District, and patients from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is the only government-owned hospital in Kasese District, as of May 2016.[5] The hospital's bed capacity is 100, although many times it admits up to 300.[6]

Like most government hospitals in the country,[7] Bwera General Hospital faces many challenges including non-functioning equipment,[8] under-staffing, poor funding, over-worked staff[1] and slow payment of staff.[9]

Ebola[edit]

The hospital has an Ebola treatment unit which treated patients in June 2019 during the 2018–20 Kivu Ebola epidemic affecting neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thembo Kahungu, Misairi (15 October 2013). "Expectant Mothers Overwhelm Bwera Hospital". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ Google (20 October 2020). "Distance between Bwera Hospital, Bwera, Western Region, Uganda and Kabarole Referral Hospital, Fort Portal, Western Region, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  3. ^ Google (20 October 2020). "Distance between Bwera Hospital, Bwera, Western Region, Uganda and Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Mbarara, Western Region, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  4. ^ Google (20 October 2020). "Location of Bwera General Hospital" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  5. ^ Ninsiima, Enid (3 September 2014). "Kasese on Ebola alert". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  6. ^ Ninsiima, Enid (26 February 2013). "Patients overwhelm hospital". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  7. ^ Talemwa, Moses (20 October 2013). "With no doctors or supplies, Uganda hospitals are ailing". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  8. ^ Kahungu, Thembo (30 May 2015). "Bwera Hospital Fails to Repair Ultra Sound Scanner Six Months After". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  9. ^ Ronald Kule, and Thembo Kahungu Misairi (3 May 2014). "Bwera Hospital Medical Workers Threaten to Strike Over Pay". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  10. ^ Lichtenstein, Amanda Leigh; Kagumire, Rosebell (June 13, 2019). "DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to neighboring Uganda, activating rapid preparedness response". The World from PRX. Retrieved 2021-07-24.

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