Patient safety

Kisiizi, Uganda - Chester, England

Church of Uganda (COU) Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda is partnering with the Countess of Chester Hospital, England.

Kisiizi Hospital is a 250 bed rural-based general hospital that serves a population of 300,000. It provides a wide range of services including primary health care. 300 staff are employed at the hospital, including 7 doctors and 100 nurses. The hospital runs a series of successful community based initiatives including generating its own electricity by hydroelectric power.

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 600 bed, single site general hospital. The Trust has over 3,000 employees and provides acute, emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to more than 425,000 patients a year primarily from Chester and surrounding rural areas in the north-west of England. The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first ten Foundation Trusts to be established in April 2004 as a public-benefit corporation independent of government control.