Butabika Hospital Uganda

Established in 1955, Butabika Hospital is the only National Referral Mental Health Institution in Uganda, and provides expert management for patients with mental, neurological and substance use disorders.

The hospital is also a major teaching hospital, receiving students from Makerere University College of Health Sciences and other higher training institutions for health workers across the country.

It is the second biggest Hospital in Uganda with a bed capacity of 550, though patient numbers often rise to between 750 and 780. The Hospital handles a busy outpatient department with contact of about 350 clients per day in both the general and mental healthcare areas.

In spite of often inadequate human and other resources, the number of patients attending the hospital has been increasing over the years. In the years 2006, 2008 and 2009, the total numbers of patients attended to was 22,116, 23,966 and 25,440 respectively.

The Hospital’s vision over the next five years is to develop further super specialized services alongside the general mental health care services. To date, super specialized services have been developed in the areas of Alcohol/Drug abuse, Psycho-trauma and Child and Adolescent mental health care making it the leading psychiatric hospital in Uganda.

East London NHS Foundation Trust

East London NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets, UK.

The Trust provides psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond and to Luton, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

The Trust vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives. This is done by providing the highest quality mental health and community care to the local communities.

The East London NHS Foundation Trust is recognised as a centre of excellence for innovation and improvement. Their extensive work in research and education has led to a number of pioneering health solutions, giving the Trust a strong academic reputation.

The Trust has university status and is linked with the University of London, City University and South Bank University.