Restoration Gateway Hospital

The Restoration Gateway Hospital (RGH), also Restoration Gateway Medical Centre, is a private, Christian-affiliated general medical facility in Uganda.[1] The hospital, which has been under construction since 2012, is being expanded in phases.[2]

Restoration Gateway Hospital
Restoration Gateway & BaylorScott & White Healthcare Systems
Restoration Gateway Hospital is located in Uganda
Restoration Gateway Hospital
Geography
LocationKaruma Township, Kiryandongo District, Western Region, Uganda
Coordinates02°13′25″N 32°17′15″E / 2.22361°N 32.28750°E / 2.22361; 32.28750Coordinates: 02°13′25″N 32°17′15″E / 2.22361°N 32.28750°E / 2.22361; 32.28750
Organisation
Care systemPrivate, Missionary
TypeGeneral and Teaching
Services
Beds180
History
Opened2018
Links
Other linksList of hospitals in Uganda
Medical education in Uganda

LocationEdit

The facility is located in Bedmot Village, in Karuma Township, on the western banks of the Victoria Nile, approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi), by road, east of the KampalaGulu Highway.[3] The hospital is about 40 kilometres (25 mi), by road, north-east of Kiryandongo, the location of the district headquarters.[4] The geographical coordinates of Restoration Gateway Hospital are: 02°13'25.0"N, 32°17'15.0"E (Latitude:2.2236; Longitude:32.2875).[5]

OverviewEdit

The hospital is part of a master plan to rehabilitate war-ravaged northern Uganda, that was drawn up in 2005. It encompasses, the hospital, a nursing school, a dental school and residency training programs in major medical and surgical disciplines.[1]

Other programs include a modern agricultural farm, a radio station, homes for orphaned children, primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions. Other planned programs include adult education, vocational education such as driver training, basic mechanics, masonry training, welding classes and computer literacy training.[1]

As of April 2018, 140 orphans from the districts in the Acholi sub-region and the Lango sub-region attend Restoration Gateway schools.[1]

International collaborationEdit

The Restoration Gateway Project was conceived and created by Dr. David Tim McCall[6] and his wife Janice.[7] Financial and developmental supervision is provided by the Restoration Gateway Organization, a Christian nongovernmental organization, based in Texas, United States, which the McCall's founded.[8]

The hospital also receives support from the BaylorScott & White Healthcare Systems, a leading healthcare system in the United States of America.[1]

At the commissioning ceremony on Thursday 12 April 2018, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, committed to extending the national electricity grid to the facility, to reduce the hospital's dependency on diesel fuel electricity generators. He also promised to tarmac the 6 kilometres (4 mi) access road to the hospital.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e The Independent (12 April 2018). "Bureaucracy delays operations of Karuma Specialised Hospital". The Independent (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  2. ^ Asiimwe, George (12 April 2018). "Photos: In Kiryandongo, Museveni Commissions Critical Surgery Hospital". Kampala: Chimpreports.com. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  3. ^ Google (14 November 2020). "Distance Between Karuma Village, Uganda and Restoration Gateway Hospital, Kibanda, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  4. ^ Google (14 November 2020). "Road Distance Between Kiryandongo (Bweyale) And Restoration Gateway Hospital" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  5. ^ Google (14 November 2020). "Location of Restoration Gateway Hospital" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  6. ^ Restoration Gateway Organization (13 April 2018). "Dr. Tim McCall, Executive Director of Restoration Gateway Uganda". Restorationgateway.org. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  7. ^ Restoration Gateway Organization (13 April 2018). "Janice McCall, Co-Director and Teacher at Restoration Gateway Uganda". Restorationgateway.org. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  8. ^ Restoration Gateway Organization (13 April 2018). "Restoration Gateway: USA Board of Directors". Waco, Texas, United States: Restorationgateway.org. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  9. ^ Monitor Reporter (12 April 2018). "President Museveni commissions Kiryandongo Hospital". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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