Nursing Services

The Nairobi Hospital is re-known for its quality nursing care and provision of excellent patient services in the country, regionally and globally.

Professionalism is one of the aspects that we pride ourselves in. We take great care to employ and retain nurses who behave and practice as professionals which goes a long way to improve and maintain the quality of the nursing care that we provide consistently.

International standards and procedures are in place and used to continuously improve care and services to the patients/ clients. The nursing division is the hospital’s backbone in patient care and ensures that patients are well taken care of.

Identifying Our Nurses

The different cadres of nurses are distinguished by their uniform.

Matron Dark Blue Uniform/Suit
Assistant Matron Dark Blue Uniform
Ward Charge Sister Royal Blue Uniform
Sister White blouse /shirt with red epaulette.
Senior Staff Nurse White blouse/shirt with light blue epaulette
Staff Nurse White blouse/shirt with white epaulette
Enrolled Nurse White uniform/shirt with lilac epaulette
Male nurses White trousers
Female nurses Sky blue trouser/skirt
Student Nurses Green and white striped uniform with the following distinctions.
3rd Year student White belt/epaulette
 2nd Year student White belt/epaulette with a green and white band inlayed.
1st Year student Green and white striped belt/ epaulette.


The main nursing services are delivered in almost all areas of the hospital which include:

  • Accident and Emergency nursing.
  • Medical and surgical Nursing.
  • Paediatric Nursing.
  • Intensive care nursing and high Dependcy care. 
  • Obstetric and gynaecological nursing.
  • Outpatient services.
  • We also offer counselling services and home nursing care for our patients.


Only 2 visitors are allowed to visit a patient at any one time. Children under 12 are not permitted to the wards and/or rooms. This is for the mutual benefits of both patients and visitors. All patients require adequate rest in order to recover faster. This is because hospitals are not always the best place for one to spend their times because of being in contact with different illnesses.

Intensive Care Unit (-ICU-)

The unit has seven fully equipped beds. It provides continuous close monitoring and life support technology for the critically ill patients. The nursing staff are specifically trained in critical care nursing and there is a 24 hour doctor cover on site.

Visiting hours are open but restricted to immediate family members only. Only two visitors are allowed at any given time. The ICU is open for visitors from 6.00am to 8.00pm. To minimize the risk of infection; flowers and plants are restricted in the unit, however, one may bring a picture or a photograph for the patient.

High Dependency Unit (HDU)

The unit has 7 beds and is a step down from ICU. It is designed for care of patients requiring close high dependency nursing and monitoring and are not ready for being nursed in the wards.

The nursing staff have the additional training required for care of these patients. To minimize infections, flowers and plants are restricted in the unit.

Dialysis Unit

This is a specialized unit providing haemodialysis for patients with renal failure. The unit has six dialysis chairs and three beds. It provides services on:

Monday to Friday 6.30am – 8.00pm
Saturday 6.30am – 1.00pm.

Each treatment session lasts 4-5 hours long. Patients are required to make advance booking for treatment. The unit serves both in and out patient. Visitors restricted to 2 at a time.

Further Reading

¢ Kenya Hospital Association
¢ Auxilliary Services
¢ Email a Patient

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