Jinja Hospital

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Jinja Regional Referral Hospital
Uganda Ministry of Health
Location Jinja,
Jinja District,
Care system Public
Hospital type General and Teaching
Emergency department I
Beds 600
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[citation needed] 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.[1] 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[edit]

In July 2009, a new 20-bed intensive care unit (ICU) was commissioned. Construction funds were donated by:

The life-sustaining equipment in the ICU were donated by:

  • Assist International, a California, United States based NGO
  • General Electric, an American Conglomerate that manufactures high-tech medical equipment among other precision instruments and equipment, including aircraft engines.[2]

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Coordinates: 00°25′52″N 33°12′18″E / 0.43111°N 33.20500°E / 0.43111; 33.20500