Sister Rose Tumushabi

Sister Rose Tumushabi, Sister in Charge, Rushere HospitalSister Rose is the Sister in charge of the Outpatients Department.

Rose was born in Rukungiri district in Masya village, which is in the subcounty of Nyagyeme and county of Rujumbura. She has two brothers and she was one of six girls, one of whom has died.

Rose attended Kashenyi Primary School and then went on to study at Kololo Secondary School in Kampala. She became a Christian in 1974 whilst at primary school through the witness of two of her sisters who were in secondary school. They were saved during a mission at their school and they and others went from house to house preaching and witnessing. Rose listened to them and was convicted of her need to be saved. She was later confirmed by Bishop Festo Kivengere.

After leaving school Rose trained as a nurse in Kampala at Mengo Hospital Training School and remained living and working in Kampala for many years. She studied for a diploma in health administration at the International Christian Medical Institute in Kampala.

Rose was at Mengo Hospital from 1989 to 2005, when she moved to work at Rushere Hospital. The year before she had heard about the needs of Rushere Hospital from Joan Hall (the Director at the time) but had not felt then it was right to move. However the conviction grew that this was the place where God wanted her to work and she was appointed in 2005.

Rose is a single lady and lives on the hospital compound. She is one of the team that organises the Morning Prayers and Sunday services at the hospital and she attends the weekly Fellowship meeting. She values the fact that Rushere is a Christian hospital as she sees her work as a vocation, or calling, to serve God through nursing. Rose would like to see the hospital develop as a centre of excellence in the region offering specialist services and meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the people.