Livingstone General Hospital

District General Hospital | Livingstone, Zambia

Hospital description

Livingstone is a general hospital and serves as a reference point for all the hospitals in the region, and for around 800 000 people. It is a secondary care hospital with a HIV unit and a newly improved renal treatment area. Nevertheless, it is understaffed and often lacks fundamental medical equipment.

The city Livingstone, named after the scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, lies in the Southern province of Zambia, close to the border to Zimbabwe. It is in a tourism area, due to the famous Victoria Falls.

The Livingstone Central Hospital is a third level hospital; the main referral hospital in the Southern Province.

It also serves as a teaching site for the Mulungushi University School of Medicine, the Cavendish University School of Medicine, and various nursing schools. It houses the Livingstone Schools of Nursing. They also receive students for attachment and electives from within the country, and abroad.
The hospital has 325 bed capacity and offering services in Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. They offer HIV treatment services for both adults and children. The hospital also has a dialysis Unit, and a neonatal unit, among others (and radiography and laboratory services internally).

The Livingstone Central Hospital is a combination of the Livingstone General Hospital and the Batoka Hospital, functioning as one hospital. It occupies a large expanse of land.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language
Funding Status Public


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