Soroti Regional Referral Hospital is the main government referral facility for the mid – eastern region of Uganda with a bed capacity of 274 with 64 beds allocated to the paediatric unit. It serves 6 districts namely: Soroti, Katakwi, Kaberamaido, Amuria, Kumi and Bukedea. Total annual admissions average 6,000 and overall mortatility rate is 4.1% as of 2008.
Soroti Regional Referral Hospital is situated 320 Km North East of Kampala.
The department of Paediatrics and Child Health consists of one general wards and one nutritional ward. There are 3 paediatricians and a limited number of dedicated medical and nursing staff, including interns and clinical officers and various cadres of nursing staff. Over 7,000 children are treated in the general ward each year. Most of the clinical services provided by the department are free of charge to the patients in accordance with the government policy of no cost sharing in public hospitals.
"To provide general and specialized health services to the people of Soroti regional referral hospital catchment area for improved quality of life."