St. Joseph’s Hospital Laundry
Sustain for Life recently purchased and donated a quantity of large capacity washing machines and driers to St Joseph’s Hospital, a private not-for-profit hospital located at Kitgum in northern Uganda. The laundry facilities have provided an instant improvement to existing services and quality of care at the hospital.
St Joseph Hospital is a referral hospital for the Kitgum district and part of the Pader district, including southern Sudan. Originally established in 1943 as an aid post under a mango tree, the hospital has grown over the years and now has a capacity of 350 beds. About 300 to 400 patients are seen daily in the outpatients department with approximately 50 to 60 of those having to be admitted to the wards. This is a relatively large establishment and while it receives some government funding directly related to patient treatment and drugs, it is still very reliant on external donations both in cash and in kind to assist with other essential areas of hospital activity.