Gulu Hospital

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Gulu Regional Referral Hospital
Uganda Ministry of Health
LocationGulu, Uganda Uganda, Uganda
Coordinates2.7785, 32.2980
Care systemPublic
Hospital typeGeneral and Teaching
Affiliated universityGulu University
Emergency departmentI
Other linksHospitals in Uganda
Medical education in Uganda

Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, commonly known as Gulu Hospital is a hospital in Gulu, northern Uganda. It is the referral hospital for the districts of Amuru, Gulu, Kitgum, Lamwo and Pader. The hospital also serves as one of the teaching hospitals of Gulu University.[1]


Gulu Hospital is located in the northern Ugandan city of Gulu, the largest metropolitan area in Uganda's Northern Region. Its location is approximately 343 kilometres (213 mi), by road, north of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2]


Gulu Hospital is a public hospital, funded by the Uganda Ministry of Health and general care in the hospital is free. It is one of the two teaching hospitals of the medical school of Gulu University. Gulu Medical School also utilizes St. Mary's Hospital Lacor, to train her doctors. Gulu Regional Referral Hospital is staffed by medical students and residents, supervised by Gulu University academic staff as well as Uganda Ministry of Health consultants.

The hospital is one of the thirteen Regional Referral Hospitals in Uganda.[3] The hospital is designated as one of the fifteen Internship Hospitals in Uganda where graduates of Ugandan medical schools can serve one year of internship under the supervision of qualified specialists and consultants.[4] The capacity of Gulu Hospital is quoted as 250 beds.[5]

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Coordinates: 2°46′43″N 32°17′53″E / 2.7785°N 32.2980°E / 2.7785; 32.2980