The Nairobi Hospital has a capacity of 355 beds with outstanding facilities manned by professional nurses, and this has made the hospital a top preference in the region. Through continuous training, continuous quality improvement monitoring, healthcare benchmarks, and internal awards for excellent services, the nursing services section has built the hospital’s corporate strategy and continues to deliver the hospital mission.
All wards are headed by a Charge nurse and supported by Senior Nurses, Senior Staff Nurses, Staff Nurses, Student Nurses and Support Staff with a one to one patient nurse allocation. All the nurses are professional nurses who are registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya which is the National nurses certifying body. The nurses hold a valid practice license which is acquired upon meeting the required continuous education credit hours as stipulated by the Nursing Council.
All the nurses belong to the national professional body the National Nurses Association Kenya.
Nursing care is provided in a friendly, caring and peaceful environment and enhance healing.
One to one patient nurse allocation
The visiting hours for the patients are between 11.00am to 12.00pm and 4.00pm to 6.00pm. However, control of visitors is advised to the minimum and preferably to the immediate family members. This ensures control of cross infection to the patient to enhance quick recovery.
Types of accommodation available at The Nairobi Hospital
• North Wing: The wing has a total of 12 suites made up of 3 presidential suites, 6 Premier Suites and 3 Deluxe Suites. All are ICU ready, wifi connected and private waiting areas amongst other amenities.
• South wing: The wing is fitted with 36 luxurious self-contained rooms.
• Private room: Private rooms without washrooms.
• Ward bed: These ranges from 4-8 patients per cubicle.
• Paediatric Wing which has;
i) Deluxe Room: Luxurious self-contained rooms
ii) Ensuite Room: Self Contained rooms
iii) Duplex Room: 2 patients sharing a single room
iv) Ward beds: 4 beds per cubicle
Lady Macmillan ward
Lady Macmillan ward is a mixed male and female surgical ward and is located on the 3rd floor of the Sorsbie Wing of The Nairobi Hospital. LMF is a unique ward with:
- Private rooms,
LMF caters for patients who have undergone surgical operations. The wards specializes in care of patients who have undergone kidney transplant.
St. Andrews Ward
St. Andrews is a female surgical ward with a capacity of:
- 18 beds;
- 4 private rooms and
- 14 general ward beds.
It is adjacent to the North Wing on the 1st floor of the Galanos wing.
St. Georges Ward
St. Georges is a male surgical ward with:
- 5 private rooms and
- 14 ward beds.
The ward is adjacent to the main operating theatres and the Intensive Care Unit.
St. Lukes Ward
St. Lukes is a male medical ward with:
- general ward beds,
- ensuites and
- single rooms.
The ward rooms are divided in cubicles. The ward admits patients with various medical conditions from common conditions like malaria, pneumonia.
Maia Carberry Floor
The ward is named after Maia Carberry, a famous pilot in pre-independence Kenya and the former Maia Carberry Hospital was named in her commemoration. MCF is located on the ground floor of the Sorsbie wing.
This ward has 27 rooms comprising of:
- private rooms,
- en-suites and
- general ward rooms.
The North Wing
The North Wing, also referred to as the presidential wing is an elegant deluxe classified ward. It is a two storey building, and each floor has four deluxes. The deluxe are classified into three categories based on the level of elegance. This includes a presidential suite which is fitted with the diplomacy required.
The accommodation is fitted with an in-built intensive care Unit and therefore patients requiring critical care are managed in the same suite without having to be transferred.
The suite accommodates all age groups of patients whether surgical, medical and obstetrics.
This is where health care meets elegance.
The South Wing
The South Wing comprises of:
- St. Teresa ward on the 1st floor,
- St. Francis on the 2nd Floor and
- St. Johns on the 3rd Floor.
The whole wing is an en-suite only ward with mixed male and female patients.
The rooms open to a veranda overlooking the garden.
Internet services are available on request and patients are supplied with a local daily news paper.
Patients in this wing are provided with a la carte menu to choose meals of their choice.
St. Marys Ward
St. Marys is a paediatric ward , that caters for patients under the age of 16 years. It is situated on the ground floor opposite MCF ward next to the physical medicine center. It has a capacity of
- 32 beds with
- 5 different types of accommodation.
- Ward rooms built to accommodate 4 and 2 beds respectively.
- Private rooms,
- Duplex rooms,
- Ensuite complex,
- Deluxe rooms.
Labour Ward / Obstetric Unit
These wards take care of pregnant women, mothers and their newborn infants. The wards include Maternity and labour wards and nursery.
Welcome to the Obstetrics Department where labour, delivery and recovery of the mother and baby takes place. The department is recognized for its dedication to individualized quality care. All the members of our dedicated team work closely with the patient to develop a plan in order to deliver the best care.
The Obstetrics Department consists of 3 units:
- The Labour Ward
- The New Born Unit
- The Maternity Ward
This is a twenty bedded unit with diverse types of comfortable accommodation. Available accommodation includes standard ward beds, private rooms and ensuites.
Expectant Mothers are expected to book for delivery at the Hospital during their third trimester. However, emergency cases are admitted as unbooked cases. The first category of clients in this unit consists of mothers admitted for delivery, while the Second category is of expectant mothers from the twenty-fifth week of pregnancy who require inpatient treatment or close monitoring due to ill health.
During labour, one support person who can be a spouse, mother, or a friend is allowed to stay with the mother during through to delivery time. Labour ward is adjacent to labour ward theatre, an arrangement that facilitates emergency caesarian sections to be carried out without delay to ensure safe delivery of the baby. We maintain our standards through continuous unit education programme.
Newborn unit – Nursery
This is where the newborn babies are admitted for close monitoring. The well-babies room in with their mothers. There is education sessions for the mothers on baby bathing, breast feeding techniques, cord care and general baby care on a daily basis. We as a unit encourage our clients’ to room-in (stay with their babies) all the time to facilitate bonding between mother and baby. Early, breastfeeding on demand, reduces idleness, irritability, vulnerability and fast recovery from pregnancy effects.
One on one education is also carried out where a need is identified. The unwell and premature babies requiring close monitoring and stabilization from birth complications are admitted in the premature unit. Here there are specialized neonatal (baby) nurses who monitor the baby either by nursing them in the incubator or cot.
If mother and baby are well, they are transferred to maternity from labour ward one hour after delivery.
Daily assessment and monitoring of mother and baby is continued until the time of discharge.
Education by midwives and doctors for the mothers is done until discharge.
WHAT TO BRING ON ADMISSION
One can bring what is listed below:
- Maternity brassier
- Disposable maternity briefs
- Toiletries (to include slippers)
- A pen
The rest of the required items will be provided by the hospital.
The patient’s own and baby clothes are only required on discharge.
This is where the newborn babies are admitted for close monitoring. The well-babies room in with their mothers, we have education sessions for the mothers on baby bathing, breast feeding techniques, cord care and general baby care on a daily basis.
One to one education is also carried out where a need is identified. The unwell and premature babies requiring close monitoring and stabilization from birth complications are admitted in the premature unit. Here there are specialized neonatal (baby) nurses who monitor the baby either by nursing them in the incubator or cot.
Our specialized team of neonatal nurses can boast of nursing and monitoring premature babies of as low as 900 grams who mature to go home to proud parents after attaining 2kilograms and above. The nurses are equipped with the latest skills and knowledge of neonatal resuscitation and care. They work to ensure best outcomes for our babies. This being a very sensitive section, visitation to the nursery is limited to the parents only.
This section takes care of mothers following delivery and those scheduled for caesarian section. Postnatal care, rooming in and breast feeding education is offered here. Mothers have access to various labour aids to assist them acquire comfortable positions.
The aids also help in aiding decent of the unborn child. The delivery rooms have adjustable modern delivery beds that make it easier to assume the correct positions for delivery. We also have modern fetal monitors that promote continuous information, when required, of the unborn baby’s heartbeat. Led by the Charge Sister, the unit has an establishment of adequate and qualified midwives, and neonatal nurses.
The neonatal nurses are also qualified midwives. We have senior midwives on the unit who ensure continuous education of new staff. We as a unit encourage our clients’ to room-in (stay with their babies) all the time to facilitate bonding between mother and baby. Early, breastfeeding on demand, reduces idleness, irritability, vulnerability and fast recovery from pregnancy effects.
Pioneer is a female medical ward with a capacity of:
- 36 beds
- 2 en-suites,
- 5 private rooms and
- 28 ward beds.
The en-suites are self-contained with a fridge and telephone.
The private rooms are well maintained with a television and telephone. It is located on the first floor of the Sorsbie Wing above MCF ward. There is a big, beautiful, airy renovated verandah where visitors and patients can sit and relax.