The Kenyatta National Hospital’s Ward Adoption Programme is a distinctive project that gives an opportunity to individuals and corporate companies to sponsor a ward at the country’s largest referral hospital whose objective is to provide specialized health care. These partnerships contribute directly to the improvement of the existing infrastructure which ensures that patients receive treatment in a good, clean environment that is therapeutic.
The programme has had several successful Adoptions and recognizes the each partner as important in the development of the Hospital and mutual partnerships.
Ward Adoption offers an opportunity for Branding and Marketing of companies/Individuals using the KNH platform.
NEW BORN UNIT RENOVATION
The New Born unit was adopted by Safaricom Foundation during the Kenya @ 50 celebrations and was launched by the First Lady of the Republic of Kenya.
The main aim was to improve clinical outcomes by reducing mortality rates and improving the overall ambience of the facility.
PAEDIATRIC CANCER WARDS (3D & 1E)
The Childrens cancer wards have been adopted by the Israeli Embassy.
They have supported the childrens wards by refurbishing and equipping them to ensure that the children are comfortable during treatment and have a place for recreation.
WARD 3A RENOVATION
Ward 3A was adopted by Dalbit Petroleum. The company refurbished it and improved the ambience of the children’s in support of KNH infrastructural improvement.
PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY PLAYGROUND
This was an initiative in partnership with Family Bank with an objective of occupying the children undergoing cancer treatment. The playground has been a source of joy and gives opportunity for the children to play and socialize more with each other and other visitors. It is a project that has had a major impact in putting a smile of the faces of children.
BLOOD TRANSFUSION UNIT
This project was sponsored by Frank Njenga and Family which aimed at improving the unit’s efficiency in blood donation procedures.
ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY RENOVATION
The project was done in partnership with Old Mutual Foundation with an objective of improving efficiency, reduce turn around time and improve on patient flow. The project has also given the department a new modern look with well designed signages for easy access to healthcare services.
Hand washing has been rated by the WHO as the number 1 method of preventing healthcare associated infection. The hospital in partnership with Bayer East Africa to provide hand washing facilities where our customers can wash hands which prevents infections from the hospital to community and vice versa.
INFECTIOUS DISEASES UNIT
The Isolation Centre is an infectious diseases facility utilized in the management of highly infectious diseases.
The Government of Kenya instituted measures to prevent and contain a possible Ebola outbreak by constructing an Isolation facility through the Ministry of Health at KNH. This was informed by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014 which Kenya was placed at high risk due to the continuous air travel.