Kikuyu Hospital

Kenya

Kikuya hospitalOverview

  • Hospital beds – 200
  • Total Staff – 401
  • In Patient Admissions – 6,955
  • Outpatient Visits – 139,239
  • Maternity Deliveries – 947

Target Areas for Sustainable Impact

  • Reduction in rates of pediatric permanent blindness
  • Reduction in adult blindness
  • Reduction in maternal mortality and infant mortality
  • Increase in adult productivity as a result of decreased physical disability

Recognized as one of Kenya’s leading hospitals, Kikuyu Hospital is the oldest mission hospital in Kenya, established in 1908 by Presbyterian Missionaries. The hospital is located some 25 kilometers from the center of Nairobi. Kikuyu draws patients from throughout the country for many of its specialty medical services and provides general hospital services to the surrounding area of over half a million population.

dentaltechexaminingdentalxrayspaxWith a total of 200 beds, Kikuyu has an outpatient clinic and six inpatient wards including male, female, maternity, orthopedic, pediatric, and eye. Additional facilities include a laboratory, pharmacy, X-ray unit, Three new operating rooms, and separate ophthalmic OR. Specialty medical services include: diabetes, dermatology, infertility, rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery and a dental clinic that opened in 2006.

Ophthalmologic care is the largest service at Kikuyu Hospital. The eye unit is the largest and busiest eye unit in Kenya, offering all aspects of eye care, from prevention through primary care, mobile clinics and surgery.

The Kikuyu Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center, adjacent to Kikuyu Hospital, opened in 1998. It is known as one of the best orthopedic units in Kenya, caring for needy patients, many suffering from gunshot or land mine wounds or neglected fractures. It has an excellent prosthetics and orthotics workshop.

It serves adults from across Kenya and parts of Tanzania, as well as refugees coming from Somalia and Sudan. The Rehab Center provides surgical restoration, adaptive devices such as braces, and education which allows people to recover from and/or live with their disability — all in the name of Christ.

The Rehab Center also performs basic reconstructive surgery for children and adults with such problems as polio deformities, contractures, burns and congenital musculoskeletal diseases. The center also provides training in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and appropriate technology for limb/brace/wheelchair construction.

The Rehab Center provides training in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and appropriate technology for limb/brace/wheelchair construction. Kikuyu Hospital is also an important training center for other specialized medical services with training programs for doctors, nurses and technicians.

Kikuyu Hospital has a Community Based Health Care Program at the hospital and in the surrounding communities of Kerwa, Kanyanjara, Nguriunditu and Ruthigiti. The program offers maternal and child health clinics, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, family planning, and diabetes education.