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Nchanga North General Hospital

Nchanga North General Hospital Main Entrance














Nchanga North General Hospital


Nchanga North General Hospital (NNGH) is located in the mining town of Chingola.

Chingola is located in the Copperbelt province of Zambia, approximately 411km North of Lusaka. It is reknown for having one of the largest open pit copper mines in the world.

Chingola covers an area of about 1676 square km and has a population of approximately 180,000 of whom 60% live in urban areas.

The road communication is dependable with three major exits to Kitwe, Chililabombwe and Solwezi. Like most other towns and cities in the area there are regular coach services to the town and regular bus services to the hospital.


About the Hospital

Nchanga North General Hospital is one of the two Hospitals in Chingola but the only governement hospital in the town. The other, Nchanga South Mine Hospital is run privately run by Konkola Copper Mines Limited.

Like Nchanga South, NNGH was run by the mines but it was officially handed over to the government in 2000.

It has around 293 beds and 84 baby cots. Like most other government hospitals, it provides mostly acute but also elective medical and surgical services. It has about 350 staff, mostly Nurses with around 20 doctors and has about 5500 admissions a year.

NNGH Female Surgical and Gynae ward


Female Surgial/Gynae Ward

The hospital has nine wards including two high cost wards.


Services Provided

Generally the departments include

  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Paediatrics
  • Department of Surgery
  • Radiology department
  • Pathology department
  • Pharmacy department

However, junior doctors work is not strictly confined to departments as they work more or less as one team particulary in terms of on calls.

NNGH Theatre entrance

NNGH Maternity Ward

Entrance to Theatre
Maternity Ward

The Hospital runs six specialised clinics which are

  • Medical Clinic
  • Surgical Clinic
  • Chest/TB Clinic
  • HIV/STD Clinic
  • Postnatal Clinic
  • Gynae Clinic


Contact Details

Nchanga North General Hospital

P.O Box



Tel: +260-212-311356, +260-212-344233 , +260-212-344766


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