The provision of health services at the hospital is centred on its Mission Statement which is: “A health institution dedicated to providing quality patient care with unrelenting attention to clinical excellence, patient safety and an unparalleled commitment to ensure the very best healthcare for those we serve”.
Vision: Making Zambia “A nation of Health and productive people”.
LMUTH’s has a catchment area of eight (08) Districts. These are Chilanga, Chirundu, Chongwe, Kafue, Luangwa, Lusaka, Rufunsa and Shibuyunji with an estimated population of more than 3 million people (CSO’s projection report, 2018).
The hospital was officially opened on 8th August, 2011 as Lusaka General Hospital. Later in the year, the hospital was renamed Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital in memory of Zambia’s third President, His Excellency, Mr. Levy Patrick Mwanawasa. On June 6, 2017, the hospital was upgraded to a teaching hospital and renamed Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital in line with its expanded functions.
At inception, the hospital had 150 bed spaces. However, with the ever increasing population of Lusaka and the sharp increase in the disease burden, the demand for health services at the institution has gone up, inescapably culminating in an increase of bed space to the current 239.
With its on-going robust programme of constructing, rehabilitating and upgrading health facilities across the country, the Zambian Government with support from the Chinese Government is currently expanding LMUTH from the current 239 to an 826 bed capacity modern health facility. The New state-of-the-art LMUTH brings on board specialized medical services with avant-garde medical equipment suitable for a practicum site for College and University students.
The institution offers specialized and general services under four major Clinical disciplines namely, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Internal Medicine and Surgery. Each of these departments is headed by a specialist with unrivalled experience in their fields. These clinical departments are backed by high-performance support Units of Laboratory, Radiology (x-ray), Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Environmental Health, Biomedicine and other related paramedical disciplines.
The hospital has other administrative units that equally offer incomparable services towards the running of the institution. These include: Public Relations, Social Work, Human Resources, Accounts, Engineering, Health Information, Purchasing, Security, Information Technology (IT) and Audit.
The hospital’s services are in two broad categories namely: standard services and premium services. Premium services are optional and attract higher costs on services provided to a patient. Facilities and services at the hospital are distributed by specialty that includes: