Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire Health Services consists of two major sections of Highlands and Lakeshore health services. The both provide all medical services to people within their locality and also referral services. Both heath services consist of a hospital and its satellite heath centres.
Highlands’s health services
The highlands health services consist of St Luke’s hospital which is located in Malosa, Zomba; it’s a 150 bed capacity hospital with operating theatres, well fledged laboratory services and x-ray section. Despite it being a mission hospital it receives a status of a zomba district hospital since Zomba has none.
St. Luke’s Hospital also looks after five satellite health centres which are Chilipa and Nkasala in Zomba, Gawanani and Mposa in Machinga and Matope Health centre in Neno district.
The hospital employs over 350 health workers and serves a catchment population of over 35, 000 people excluding the referrals.
Lake Shore health services
Lakeshore Health Services is under the proprietorship of Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire and is in Malindi, St Martins Hospital. It offers servies in the southern region of Malawi, specifically, Mangochi district along the Western and Eastern tips of Lake Malawi. Lakeshore Health Services comprises of Lulanga, Nkope and Mpondansi Health Centres and St Martins Hospital. St Martin`s hospital is situated 20km north east of Mangochi Town, along a good tarmac road. It is sandwiched on a narrow strip of land between Lake Malawi on the west and Gome Hills to the East.
It was established in 1889 by Missionaries from England started as a small clinic with one nurse treating the sick Missionaries and their families plus local Malawians. It has grown to a 105 bed rural hospital offering OPD and In-patient services. It has a Maternity ward, Paediatric ward, Female and Male ward, TB ward, HTC and ART clinic, an operating theatre, a laboratory, a pharmacy, a dental clinic, PHC department with the following; a nutrition rehabilitation unit, Antenatal and Under-five clinic. Further it conducts mobile clinics in 6 villages within its catchment area. It is a referral hospital for patients from the following health centres Lulanga, Makanjira, Lugola, Nyangu, Namalaka and Lungwena.
To provide health services that are accessible, affordable, safe, friendly and gender sensitive to all the people in the catchment area and beyond, in fulfilment of the healing Ministry of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To be an organisation with adequate level of motivated members of staff that provides quality care to all the people using appropriate resources guided by acceptable ethical standards and Christian Values.