Table 1

Hospital demographics

Hospital siteApproximate total bed capacityNo of paediatric bedsNo of children age 0–5 years admitted annually*Paediatric physiciansPaediatric nurses
GRRH, Gulu397325774931
JRRH, Jinja408507559817
MRRH, Masaka33045487677
MRRH, Mbarara60079239817†17
HICH, Mbarara60605623521
Kisiizi hospital, Rukungiri250381326511
LRRH, Lira346703428420
  • *Average of total admissions aged 0–60 months for the 3 years: 2015, 2016 and 2017.

  • †Includes 9 Senior House Officers (masters of paediatric medicine students who attend to patients as part of their training requirement but are not employees of Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital).

  • GRRH, Gulu Regional Referral Hospital; HICH, Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital; JRRH, Jinja Regional Referral Hospital; LRRH, Lira Regional Referral Hospital; MRRH-Masaka, Masaka Regional Referral Hospital; MRRH-Mbarara, Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.