|St. Francis Hospital Nsambya|
|Little Sisters of St. Francis|
|Location||Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda|
|Care system||Private, Non-profit|
|Affiliated university||Uganda Martyrs University|
|Lists||Hospitals in Uganda|
Nsambya Hospital is located on Nsambya Hill in Makindye Division, one of the five administrative divisions of the city. It lies approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southeast of the central business district of Kampala. The coordinates of Nsambya Hospital are:0°18'06.0"N, 32°35'10.0"E (Latitude:0.301667; Longitude:32.586112).
Nsambya Hospital is owned by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala. It is accredited by the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau and is operated by the Little Sisters of St. Francis. It is a tertiary referral hospital with a capacity of 361 beds. It is involved in patient care, research and teaching. It offers specialist services in surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. It serves as an "Internship Hospital" for graduates of any of Uganda's four medical schools, where fresh medical graduates spend a year of internship, 3 months in each of the four specialties mentioned above under the supervision of specialists and consultants in those disciplines.
In April 2010, Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), signed an agreement with Nsambya Hospital to establish a postgraduate medical school, based at the hospital. The school, Uganda Martyrs University School of Medicine (UMUSM), offers the postgraduate degree of Master of Medicine (MMed) in the disciplines of General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The first intake of students enrolled in the fall of 2010. Professor Paul D'Arbela, was appointed to serve as Professor of Medicine & Interim Dean of the Uganda Martyrs University Post Graduate Medical Education Programme. The hospital has a Quiet Garden, affiliated to The Quiet Garden Trust, used as a place of stillness, contemplation and prayer by doctors, nurses and patients.
In July 2015, the hospital acquired the "Rotary-Centenary Bank Cancer Centre". The 36-bed facility was built at a cost of USh1.5 billion (approximately US$500,000), including donations by Centenary Bank and the Rotary Club of Kampala.
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