The Hospital relies on donations from organisations and individuals for over 90% of its’ running costs, and would not be able to provide the services we do were it not for the help we receive from our supporters.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards of transparency and accountability, and for this reason we have published our financial documents and audited accounts for anyone to look at. We are proud of the way we manage our finances, and invite people to see for themselves just how we have put their money to good use.
The year 2011/12 has been another success story in the implementation of our four years strategic plan (2011-2014). eQuality Health membership scheme, a community healthcare is a financing arrangement as we move towards sustainable funding for the Hospital. In this scheme, community members will be raising half of their healthcare costs at $3 per person per year, while the remainder we plan to raise from our supporters.
During 2011/12, our average monthly output was as follows:
- Outpatients department attendance 2,300.
- Hospital Deliveries 95.
- Surgery (major operations)40
- Admissions to the adultís and childrenís wards 250
- HIV testing 900
- Bed occupancy rate 56%
- Average length of stay 3.7 days
- Blood transfusions 161
- HIV diagnoses amongst pregnant women4%
- HIV diagnoses in the general population5%
- Health insurance scheme subscription 24,000 (over 40% of the target population)
To learn more about these achievements and other information, please read the latest Bwindi Community Hospital annual report, 2011/12.
Each year we conduct a Household Survey, measuring things like the percentage of people we serve sleeping under mosquito nets and whether or not children in our catchment area have been immunised. We collect this information in order to guide our future work, so that we know which areas we are succeeding in, and which areas we need to work harder.
The Household Survey report for 2012 is currently being compiled.
We have ambitious plans for the future. To find out about what we would like to achieve by 2014, please read our Strategic plan.
Each year we have our accounts audited by Carr Stanyer Sims & Co, a reputable independent firm based in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.