St. Francis Hospital Nkokonjeru
|Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau|
|Location||Nkokonjeru, Buikwe District, Uganda|
|Other links||Hospitals in Uganda|
St. Francis Hospital Nkokonjeru, commonly referred to as Nkokonjeru Hospital, is a private, non-profit, community hospital in Uganda. The hospital is located in the town of Nkokonjeru, in Buikwe District, in Central Uganda. This location approximately 48 kilometres (30 mi), by road, southeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country.
Nkokonjeru Hospital is a private, non-profit, community hospital, owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi. It is administered by the Little Sisters of St. Francis. It has a bed capacity of 60. The hospital serves a rural population of approximately 200,000, in Buikwe District, and nearby parts of Mukono District.
In 1926, Mother Kevin-Kearney started a dispensary which developed into the current hospital. In the beginning, emphasis was placed on educating the local population in maternal and child health. In 1932, a school of nursing was established. In 1959, the Little Sisters of St. Francis took over the management of the then maternity centre and dispensary. In 1981 the institution received full accreditation as a hospital.
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