Assiut University Hospitals are one of the largest educational and therapeutic hospitals in the Arab Republic of Egypt. This great medical institution, in its new shape, was inaugurated by Mohamed Hosni Mubarak in 1987.
The number of the total beds in the university hospitals has reached about three thousand beds of which 92% are free of charge and 8% for special or economical treatment, as well as for the contracts with both governmental and non-governmental organizations. The revenue is allocated to be spent on the needs of the public (free) section and the poor patients.
University hospitals includes the main University Hospital, Woman Health Hospital, and Children Hospital in addition to three hospitals under construction. These three hospitals will cover the future needs of the university hospitals in accordance with a future strategy, which was put down (set) in a scientific way.
Outpatient clinics receive about a million patient per year from all governorates of Upper Egypt, from north (Beni Suef) to south (Aswan and Halaib, Shalatin). It also receives the patients in the provinces of the New Valley and Red Sea.
The role of university hospitals is not restricted to the educational and therapeutic aspects, but its regional role has extended to include the community service and the development of environment. Assiut University Hospitals have participated in developing a strategy for the development of the province of Assiut in the field of prevention and health until 2022 AD. This strategy is distributed onto four five-year plans; it has also developed a plan of development for the New Valley in the field of Health Affairs until 2027 AD.
The university hospitals are responsible for training medical and nursing staff at the Ministry of Health; so, it offers training courses in all fields of medicine for doctors, technicians and nursing staff and the training has extended to doctors from the fraternal Arab countries. The administration of Assiut University found that it is its duty to set a priority in order to cover the needs of the university hospitals of equipment, medical supplies, infrastructure and services to help in serving the community and developing the environment.
Assiut University Hospitals Organize medical convoys to places that lack specialized medical services in all parts of the province of Assiut, and the activity of these convoys has extended to the province of New Valley and Red Sea Governorate.