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This youngster had been knocked down by a speeding motorcycle and sustained a fractured skull. He arrived unconscious and required surgical intervention to elevate the bone. We are delighted with his progress and thank all our Staff who worked so hard and all those supporters who helped with equipment such as the oxygen concentrator shown here that allowed us to help him recover.
Friends of Kisiizi Day this year will be held once again at Greyfriars Church in Reading which is very close to the main railway station. Ian & Hanna Spillman will represent Kisiizi (Hanna is a midwife and Ian a paediatrician and the Medical Superintendent) and there will be a good mix of interviews, feedback, videos etc as well as exhibitions by different groups involved in supporting Kisiizi and its many ministries. We hope to have some small group discussions so people will be able to choose a topic they are especially interested in – we have in previous years had focus groups on hydro-electricity, child sponsorship programmes, clinical governance, elective visits etc.
All are welcome and there is no entry charge. Bring a packed lunch, tea coffee and fruit squash are provided. Arrive from 10am, meeting starts at about 10.30 and goes on to about 4.30 – 5pm usually.
We usually enjoy a wonderful day with people of all ages and backgrounds, some with links right back to the founding of the hospital in 1958, some who have been recently, others who have never been but faithfully pray for the work and the staff. We hope to see you there!
” Life in all its fullness” John 10:10
Church of Uganda Kisiizi Hospital is situated in south-west Uganda, between Kabale and Rukungiri. It is in the Kigezi highlands and is about 5,300 feet above sea level. Kisiizi provides a wide range of medical services to a large area with patients travelling many miles to access care.
It is a beautiful area with a magnificent waterfall.
In addition to its clinical work, Kisiizi has a number of other activities:
- Kisiizi Hospital School of Nursing – with around 200 trainee nurses and midwives
- Kisiizi Hospital Primary School – with around 350 pupils including boarders
- Kisiizi Hospital Community Health Insurance Scheme – with over 35,000 registered in an area stretching up to 60 kilometers from the hospital
- Kisiizi Hospital Power Limited – generating hydro-electricity for the hospital and the local community
- Kisiizi Hospital Child Sponsorship Programme – with 610 orphans receiving educational and health support
The hospital has never closed to patients since it started in 1958 which is a testimony to God’s faithful provision. Services have continued to expand with specialist Consultants in General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics. Kisiizi has now been recognised for training intern doctors.
Kisiizi is the only hospital in Uganda to be part of the first wave of the World Health Organization Africa Partnerships for Patient Safety scheme and has also been invited to participate in the new WHO Surgical Unit-based Safety Programme in liaison with John Hopkins University in USA.
Kisiizi is part of the wider ministry of the Church of Uganda North Kigezi Diocese based in Rukungiri and a member of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau network.