Afya Excellence in Health Awards 2006

The Nairobi Hospital has once again received yet another coveted award in March this year. During the Afya Excellence in Health Awards ceremony held at the Safari Park Hotel on 24th March 2006 our pharmacy emerged the overall winner in The Rationale Use of Medicines beating all other pharmacies in the region. It may be worth noting that our performance for excellence is so unsurpassed that the award did not have a runner up! The Nairobi Hospital has three out-patient pharmacies; one is situated at the main hospital, one at the Anderson Medical Centre and the other at the Accident and Emergency Unit. Our Pharmacy also has a Drug & poison Information Centre which provided extensive information on drug use.

In the category of Excellency and innovation in health leadership, the Nairobi hospital was ranked 2nd runners up



for first school in Kenya to start a Nursing Council accredited



for accredited course in Perioperative[Theatre] Nursing


of the incinerator

The Cicely McDonell School of Nursing at the Nairobi Hospital

received an award for being the first institution to commence

an accredited course in Perioperative[Theatre] Nursing. The

award was presented during the 23rd Theatre Nurses Conference

where The key note address was given by Mrs Ruth G. Gatere,

Director of Nursing Education, Nairobi Hospital. The ceremony

was graced by the presence of Dr. Kimani, Deputy Director of

Medical Services representing Dr. James Nyikal, Director of

Medical Services

Since its inception in 1956, The Cicely Mcdonell School of Nursing

at the Nairobi Hospital has continued to provide quality nursing

education through training of competent, responsible, accountable

and safe nurse practitioners.

The advances in knowledge and technology are the current trend

worldwide which have resulted into changes in health care needs.

This calls for nursing practice specialization in order to meet

the clients. needs. The Nairobi Hospital recognized the need

to expand the role of the general nurse through offering an

opportunity to specialize in the area of Theatre (Peri-operative)

Nursing. The one year theatre nurse training curriculum was

developed to accommodate the principles of Competency Based

Learning methods. The curriculum was approved by the Nursing

Council of Kenya, the national body which regulates Nursing

Education. It is the first one to receive approval which makes

Nairobi Hospital the first institution to commence an approved

Post Basic Diploma in Theatre Nursing. The course started in

May, 2004.

The course aims at equipping professional nurses with the knowledge,

skills and attitudes to enable them to provide unique specialized

service to the surgical patient and the family during the pre-intra

and post-operative phases of intervention. Peri-operative nursing

is an important factor in the success of any surgical intervention.


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