Nyenga Mission Hospital

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St. Francis Hospital Nyegaa
Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi
Nyenga Mission Hospital is located in Uganda
Nyenga Mission Hospital
Geography
LocationNyenga, Buikwe District, Central Region, Uganda
Coordinates00°23′02″N 33°09′08″E / 0.38389°N 33.15222°E / 0.38389; 33.15222Coordinates: 00°23′02″N 33°09′08″E / 0.38389°N 33.15222°E / 0.38389; 33.15222
Organisation
Care systemCommunity hospital
TypeGeneral
Services
Beds75
History
Opened1932; 90 years ago (1932)
Links
Other linksHospitals in Uganda
Medical education in Uganda

Nyenga Mission Hospital, whose formal name is St. Francis Hospital Nyenga, but is commonly referred to as Nyenga Hospital, is a non-profit, community hospital in Uganda. It is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi.[1]

Location[edit]

The hospital is in the town of Nyenga in Buikwe District in Uganda's Central Region. This is approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi), by road, west of the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, in the city of Jinja.[2]

Nyenga Hospital is located approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi) east of the Mulago National Referral Hospital, in the city of Kampala, the capital of Uganda.[3] The geographical coordinates of Nyenga Hospital are 0°23'02.0"N 33°09'08.0"E 0.383889, 33.152222 (Latitude:0.383894; Longitude:33.152220).[4]

Overview[edit]

St. Francis Hospital Nyenga is a rural community hospital that serves Buikwe District and people from parts of the neighboring districts of Kayunga, Jinja, Buvuma, and Mukono. The hospital was founded in 1932 as a leprosy treatment hospital by Mother Kevin, a nurse who was also a nun of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa.[5] The hospital was later turned over to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lugazi, whereupon it began to treat other diseases.[6] The hospital is the teaching hospital for the St. Francis Nyenga School of Nursing. According to a September 2010 published report, the hospital had challenges of under-staffing and vandalism.[7]

Hospital operations[edit]

As of December 2019, Nyenga Mission Hospital attended to an average of 20,102 outpatients annually. Inpatient admissions averaged 4,089 annually, with a bed occupancy rate of 28 percent. At the time, maternity deliveries averaged 404 annually, with a caesarian section rate of 37.7 percent.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Andrew Lule (29 February 2012). "US injects Sh14 billion in Catholic Church HIV/AIDS project". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  2. ^ Google (12 November 2020). "Road Distance Between St. Francis Hospital Nyenga And Jinja Regional Referral Hospital" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  3. ^ Google (12 November 2020). "Road Distance Between St. Francis Hospital Nyenga And Mulago National Referral Hospital" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  4. ^ Google (12 November 2020). "Location of St. Francis Hospital Nyenga" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  5. ^ Kathleen Vongsathorn (1 August 2012). ""First and foremost the evangelist"? Mission and government priorities for the treatment of leprosy in Uganda, 1927-1948". Journal of Eastern African Studies. 6: 544–560. doi:10.1080/17531055.2012.696906. PMC 4060234. PMID 24949084.
  6. ^ Esther Mukyala (22 February 2007). "Nyenga Hospital staff get houses". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  7. ^ Doreen Musingo (29 September 2010). "Nyenga hospital hit by water shortage". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  8. ^ Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (9 December 2019). "About St. Francis Hospital Nyenga". Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda: Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau. Retrieved 12 November 2020.

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