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International Hospital Kampala

International Hospital Kampala
International Medical Group
Geography
Location Namuwongo, Kampala, Makindye Division, Central Region, Uganda
Organisation
Care system Private
Hospital type General and Teaching
Services
Beds 200
History
Founded 1996
Links
Website Homepage
Other links List of hospitals in Uganda

International Hospital Kampala (IHK) is a private healthcare facility owned by the International Medical Group, the largest private healthcare group in Uganda. IHK, Uganda's only ISO certified hospital, strives to provide healthcare that meets international standards.

Location

The hospital is located in Namuwongo in Makindye Division, in southeast Kampala, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the central business district of the city.[1] The coordinates of International Hospital Kampala are:0°18'19.0"N, 32°36'40.0"E (Latitude:0.305289; Longitude:32.611112).[2]

History

IHK became operational in 2000. Its founder, Dr. Ian Clarke, a general practitioner and tropical medicine specialist, born in Northern Ireland, first hosted the hospital in leased premises in Old Kampala, until the first phase of the current Namuwongo premises were completed in 2006. The facility along with its sister institutions, together known as the International Medical Group (IMG), was started with US$100,000. In 2014, the Group assets were valued at approximately US$15 million, excluding International Health Sciences University. There are three shareholders in the Group: (a) Dr. Ian Clarke, the majority shareholder (b) One corporate investor from Mauritius and (c) One corporate investor from the Netherlands.[3]

Affiliations

In 2012, IHK signed a management agreement with East Africa.

Services offered

The services offered at IHK include the following:

  • Emergency Ambulance
  • Emergency services
  • Outpatient Care
  • Laboratory
  • 10 bed IICU
  • 8 bed paediatric ICU
  • Trauma surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Antenatal care
  • Pharmacy

Specialties

As of July 2014, the following specialty services are available at IHK. The list is not exhaustive:

  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Physician Anaesthesia
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Paediatics
  • Neonatalogy
  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Urology
  • Cardiology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry

Rescue and evacuation

Rescue services are provided within Uganda by road to a preferred health centre where possible. IHK's ambulances are fully equipped and are staffed with experienced medical staff able to handle minor and major emergencies.

Corporate and social responsibility

IHK operates Hope Ward, a charity medical and surgical ward, "dedicated to the provision of health services free of charge for those who otherwise could not afford it". While all eligible patients receive care, the 17 bed Ward focuses on the following:

  • Trauma victims from the war in Northern Uganda who require plastic surgery
  • Complex cancer treatment for both children and adults
  • Restoring the physical and psychological victims of burns and acid attacks
  • Caring for children with complications arising from HIV and AIDS
  • Repair of vesicovaginal fistula
  • Surgery to repair Atrial‐Septal Defects (ASD) commonly known as a hole in the heart in children

83% of funding for Hope Ward comes from corporate sponsors. 16% of the funds come from fund-raising, and the remaining 1% is received from patient contributions, where that is feasible.[6]

Photos

  • An open-heart-surgery operation at IHK

See also

References

  1. ^ "Map Showing Central Kampala And Namuwongo With Distance Indicator". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of International Hospital Kampala At Google Maps".  
  3. ^ Lubega, Henry (5 January 2014). "Clarke: I have Felt At Home Since Arriving In Uganda".  
  4. ^ Newvision, . (2 July 2013). "International Hospital Kampala (IHK)".  
  5. ^ TABJ, . (2013). "International Hospital Kampala". The African Business Journal (South Africa). Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hope Ward at International Hospital Kampala". HealthMarketInnovations.org. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 

External links

  • The companies of IMG

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