Intensive Care Unit
    The Intensive Care Unit has
    seven fully equipped beds. It provides continuous close monitoring and
    life support technology for the critically ill patients.

    The nursing staff are specially
    trained in critical care nursing and
    is a 24-hour doctor cover.

    The ICU is open for visit from 6.00
    a.m. to 9.00 p.m. but is restricted to immediate family members only. To
    minimize the risk of infection flowers and plants are restricted in the
    unit. However, a picture or a photograph is acceptable.


    High Dependency Unit (HDU)
    The unit has 7 beds and is a
    step down from ICU. It is designated to care for patients requiring
    close high dependency nursing and

    The nursing staff have the additional
    training required for care of
    patients. Flowers and plants are restricted in the unit.

    This is a specialised unit
    providing haemodialysis for patients with
    failure. It is a day unit providing services Monday to Saturday from
    7.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

    Each treatment session lasts 4-5
    hours. Patients are required to make advance booking for treatment. The
    unit serves both In and Out Patients.


    The hospital has 3 main
    theatres; one Labour Ward theatre, one Casualty theatre and one Day
    Surgery Unit theatre. Surgeons are able to reserve allocated sessions
    and there are also free sessions when other surgeons can use the
    theatres. Emergencies always take priority over elective cases.



    Maternity booking must be made at least two months before the expected
    date of confinement. A 50% deposit must be paid at the time of the
    booking. To book a maternity bed please use the booking form available
    from your Obstetrician, which should then be presented to the Booking

    Visiting hours:
    Mondays to Sundays: 11.00 a.m. – 12.30

    3.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
    6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

    Labour Ward
    All pregnant women admitted
    for delivery are required to have prior
    upon admission. A booking letter with the booking deposit
    will be required at the admission desk.

    Admission for delivery or any
    complications after 28 weeks gestation in pregnancy is carried out in
    the Labour Ward except for planned caesarean sections.

    Midwives Clinic
    The Nairobi Hospital now
    offers fully functional Ante-natal and

    delivery services for all expectant
    ladies with no previous medical and obstetrical complications. This is
    done in our Midwives Clinic, which is situated in the Labour Ward. It is
    managed by highly qualified and competent midwives. There are doctors to
    be called upon in case complications arise.

    (For more information and booking please
    contact the Labour Ward).

    Antenatal Exercises
    Exercise classes are available
    for pregnant mothers and/or with their partners at a package of eight
    classes. These are carried out on Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30 p.m. at
    the Physiotherapy Department.

    For further details please contact the
    Physiotherapy Department.


    Surgery Unit

    The Day Surgery Unit (DSU) is
    a facility adapted solely for treatment of day surgical cases (surgical
    procedures from which the patient can safely recover at home with
    minimal post-operative observation and treatment).

    Thus, patients are received, assessed,
    prepared, operated on, recovered and discharged all under the same roof
    on the same day. The type of procedures done at the DSU are grouped and
    priced into packages so that the patient knows what to expect in terms
    of cost. 

    The Unit is open Monday to Friday from
    7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. A list of surgical procedures that can be
    performed as day care cases is available at the unit.


    and Emergency Centre
    A modern, well-equipped and
    staffed centre that handles both
    and primary care cases. All patients are seen by a triage officer
    (nurse/doctor) who determines the degree of medical emergency and
    therefore how soon the patient will be seen. Life threatening
    emergencies are dealt with immediately on arrival.

    The centre has its own Laboratory and
    X-ray to facilitate quick
    of the patients.

    Patients with personal doctors or any
    particular preference may be seen by those doctors if they so wish. If
    the patient has no personal doctor, he will be seen by the A & E
    doctor who may refer him to the Consultant on call in the relevant

    Our goal is to keep the maximum
    duration of stay in the department for any patient less than an hour.


    The Laboratory is committed to
    providing accurate, analytical results, in the shortest possible time
    and at a reasonable cost to patients.

    Laboratory reports are forwarded to the
    wards or to the consultants as soon as possible. All test results are

    The Laboratory consists of the
    following sections: Histopathology,
    Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Special Chemistry and

    The Laboratory performs over 200
    different kinds of tests and about 20,000 tests per year, making it one
    of the largest in the country.

    Laboratory out-patient services are

    Working hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8.00 a.m. – 8.00

    Saturday: 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

    For accident and emergency patients
    and in-patients, the laboratory is open 24 hours a day and every day of
    the year. 


    Our team of physiotherapists has a range of skills to provide treatment
    to assist your recovery from surgery, injury or illness. The
    well-equipped Physiotherapy Department offers patients the most
    up-to-date treatment for medical and musc uloskeletal conditions. A
    range of complimentary therapies is also available within the hospital.

    Your GP or consultant could refer you for
    physiotherapy, or you could make your own appointment.

    In addition to treatment for acute
    problems the physiotherapist team specialises in sports injuries. Our
    Physiotherapy Department offers the following treatment: Electrotherapy,
    Exercise therapy, Manipulations and Rehabilitation.

    Working hours:

    Monday to Friday: 7.00 a.m. – 7.00

    Saturday: 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

    We also offer on call services outside
    working hours and home visits to those unable to visit the hospital.

    Physiotherapy auxiliary items are
    available for sale or rental. All

    patients are advised to make advance

    This is a new concept in physiotherapy, where physical exercise is

    carried out in pre-conditioned water for
    therapeutic purposes.
    Patients who
    have been referred for hydrotherapy are requested to bring a swimming

    Hydrotherapy sessions, with a
    physiotherapist in attendance are
    during the following hours:

    Monday to Friday: 8.00 a.m. – 4.30

    Saturday: 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.



    Occupational Therapy is the rehabilitation of the physically or
    handicapped, using activities and exercise. We offer instructions for
    daily living for all handicapped people as well as splints and other
    related adaptations.

    This service is offered three days a
    week:- Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.


    A Cardiac catheterisation (Cath Lab) is not surgery. It is a dye test

    that shows you and your doctor the
    condition of your heart’s chambers and coronary arteries.

    Other tests are often done before a
    cath. They include an ECG (EKG), treadmill or stress test,
    echocardiogram or sometimes a nuclear scan. The whole procedure
    generally lasts approximately two hours after which the patient is
    returned to the ward for close supervision.

    You may be required to spend a night
    at the hospital for observation after a cath. Do not eat or drink
    anything for a number of hours before the cath. This lowers the chance
    of nausea or vomiting during the procedure. After the cath, you may have
    food and liquids as you like.


    & Lithotripsy

    This unit is open from 8.00
    a.m. to 4.00 p.m., Monday to Saturday and carries out the following

    Upper GI endoscopy
    – Llower GI endoscopy
    – Bronchoscopy
    – E.S.W.L. (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy)
    – ECG (Electrocardiogram).
    The Endoscopy room is also a waiting area for patients going for

    Upper GI Endoscopy: (Gastroscopy)
    This is visualising from the mouth
    downwards through the oesophagus and stomach to the duodenum by use of
    an endoscope.

    Lower GI Endoscopy: (Flexible
    Sigmoidoscopy & Colonoscopy)

    This is visualising upwards from
    the anus through the colon to the end of the small intestines by use of
    a colonoscope or igmoidoscope.

    This is visualising downwards
    from the mouth or nose through the

    trachea to the lungs by use of a

    (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy)

    This is the crushing of kidney
    stones by use of the econolith 2000.

    (Electrocardiogram) This is the test done to detect any
    abnormalities of the heart muscles and concluction system.


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