The department is divided into two wards i.e. Umoja and Amani wards. Umoja wards admit male patients while Amani ward admits female patients. In both cases, patients have to be above 14 years of age. The department operates on a 24-hour basis.
To provide accessible and quality healthcare to all in-patients irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds.
Unit Lay out
Each ward has a bed capacity of 36 with an extra 6 in each ward to cater for the large number of in-patients being a referral facility. The department has adequate staff to cope with the task ahead of them.
How we are working towards the Vision
The department has employed a strategy that would see it attain the Vision. They are:
- Through a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care where there is a holistic approach to the patient needs.
- Availability of the medical personnel on a 24-hour basis to the patients brought to the unit.
- Having daily ward rounds of the patients to assess how the patients are doing.
- The use of primary nursing to patients’care where nurse are responsible for a number of patients and this promotes accountability.
- Having Continuous Medical Education (CME) within the wards. This promotes patients’ care as well as ensuring staff update themselves on the medical front.
The Unit provides training facilities for Moi University, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), and Enrolled Community Nursing (ECN) Upgrading programme. The department also gets students from the Indiana and Brown Universities in the U.S. for exchange programmes.