Wakiso. Our Lady of Consolata Kisubi Hospital on Entebbe Road in Wakiso District is set to start carrying out specialised surgeries such as urology, ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, Neurosurgery and emergency orthopedic procedures, the hospital director, Dr Robert Asaba, has revealed.
Urology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs whereas neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system.
Dr Asaba made the revelation while speaking at the commissioning of a newly constructed operation theatre and general ward presided over by the Archbishop of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, last week.
“The operation theatre has three operation rooms as opposed to one in the old theatre and has also been equipped with brand new modern equipment. This has greatly improved the effectiveness and safety of surgery in the hospital,” said Dr Asaba.
“We are able to carry out more specialised surgeries such as Urology, ENT, Neurosurgery and emergency orthopaedic procedures which were not possible in the old theatre,” Dr Asaba said.
The capacity of the new general ward has been expanded from 26 to 42 beds, including a VIP room, six private rooms and an intensive care unit with four beds.
According to Dr Asaba, ShS900 million was spent on constructing and equipping of the theatre whereas the renovation of the general ward and equipping the ICU cost a total of Shs1 billion.
“The financing of the projects was derived from locally raised funds, foreign donors and a loan from Centenary Bank,” said Dr Asaba.
Archbishop Lwanga, appealed to the doctors, nurses and support staff to receive patients with compassion in order to enable their healing.
“The care depends on how one is welcomed in a hospital. As doctors and nurses we have to be compassionate as Jesus who healed and cared for the sick,” he said.
“Through this commissioning, we are giving powers to doctors, nurses and paramedics to deliver services following the example of Jesus. The greatest gift is life so let’s treasure it,” the archbishop added.
Kisubi Hospital is a 110-bed capacity hospital. Its establishment, first as a Health Center at Kisubi was decided in 1904 by the General Council of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa with a view of helping those who were suffering from Sleeping sickness according to Archbishop Lwanga the hospital is now 110 years old.