The Mission of the Hospital is to provide health care to the needy and to fight diseases and poverty, thus witnessing the maternal concern of the Church for every sick person regardless of ethnic origin, social status, religious or political affiliation.

The Hospital wants to promote the access to health care of the weakest social groups, like women, children, people in destitute financial conditions, and people affected by chronic diseases who are unable to provide for themselves offering to all of them a quality medical service. The Hospital advocates a comprehensive, integrated and sustainable action on health, which includes treatment, prevention and training of health workers.

In fulfilling its mandate, the Hospital shall always follow the medical ethics and the moral teaching of the Roman Catholic Church and shall follow the Mission Statement and Policy of the Catholic Health Services in Uganda, as approved by the Bishops’ Conference in June 1999.

The Hospital will deliver its services in accordance with the stated Policies and directives of the Ministry of Health.

The Hospital management and all employees shall adhere to the principles of the Mission Statement of the Hospital and, since the person is at the centre of all activities of Lacor Hospital, a basic attitude of respect for human dignity and of compassion for the sick and needy shall be the guideline for all.

The Vision is to be a General Hospital serving the population of northern Uganda. It will offer:

  • The highest standards of affordable and quality in-patient service.
  • The highest standards of affordable and quality in-patient and out-patient care, provided with humanity, in the field of medicine, general surgery, paediatrics and maternity that respond to the health needs of the population and which complement the services of other health care providers in northern Uganda.
  • A limited number of specialized services for which it will strive to become a centre of excellence, that correspond to the priority needs of the population and that build on existing competency and comparative advantage.
  • Primary health care and outreach services through its existing network of Health Centres as well, as the work of the Hospital in Layibi and Bardege, in line with the minimum health care package recommended by MoH in the HSSP II.
  • Training and teaching facilities for student doctors, nurses and laboratory assistants that contribute to the implementation of the Government’s (forthcoming) national strategy for human resources development for health, and to the development of Gulu University’s medical faculty.
  • Opportunities for research that can contribute to more effective functioning of the Hospital, to new knowledge on tropical disease and health care provision, and to the further advancement of staff knowledge and expertise.