St. Joseph's Hospital mission follows from the Mission Statement of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, which has been integrally adopted by the Archdiocese of Gulu.
The mission is derived from the mission of the Catholic Church which has a mandate based on the imitation of Christ and His Deeds and is;
"To promote life to the full and to heal"
The services provided are committed to a holistic approach in healing by treating and preventing diseases, with a preferential option for the less privileged.
The person (human being) is the centre of all activities and a basic attitude of respect for human dignity is the guideline for all interventions.
The hospital will aim to promote access to health care for the less privileged and vulnerable social groups like women, children, the financially destitute, and chronically ill. To this purpose, the hospital is a non-profit making institution of the Catholic Church.
Since the person is at the centre of all the activities of the hospital, a basic attitude of respect for the human dignity will be the guidance for all and no distinction of ethnic origin, social status; religious or political affiliation will be made.
St. Joseph's Hospital Kitgum vision is:
"To be a Centre of excellence in providing medical services to the population of Northern Uganda and beyond"
The vision of the hospital services is a healthy and reconciled life for all individuals, their families and their communities based on the concept of Primary Health Care and ensuring strategy of Health for All:
• The individual, the families and the community pursue a holistically healthy lifestyle (physical, social and spiritual aspects of life)
• The families and the communities are empowered to accompany those who suffer
• Those who suffer find support, care and treatment in a spirit of Christian Solidarity