By Isaac Blessings
The health sector in Kenya has improved in recent years since the introduction of devolution and county governments upgrading their various public hospitals but a lot still needs to be done. Private hospitals offer the best medical services but only a few Kenyans can afford their charges. In this article, we take a look at the top ten best private hospitals in Nairobi as well as their contacts, location and websites.
Kindly note that this list is not in any particular order.
Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital
Established in 1947, Gertrude children hospital is commonly regarded as the best pediatric hospital in eastern and central Africa. The hospital is technologically well equipped to handle matters affecting children. The hospital has the best pediatricians in the region and their services are prompt and effective. It has a bed capacity of over 100 beds and admits over 9000 patients each year and has branches scattered in Nairobi.
The hospital is located along Muthaiga road, Nairobi.
Website – http://www.gerties.org/
MP Shah Hospital
The Meghji Pethraj Shah Hospital is one of the leading cancer hospitals in Kenya. Equipped with advanced machines and highly skilled professionals, the hospital attends to almost 2000 cancer patients yearly. It has a 210 bed capacity and offers other services like pediatric and outpatient treatment. Over the years, MP Shah has gained the trust of many and is regarded as one of the best referral hospitals in the region.
It is located in Maharaja House along Shivachi road, Parklands Nairobi.
Call 0204291100 or 0722204427 or 0733606113
Email – [email protected]
The Mater Hospital
Established in 1962, the Mater Misericordiae Hospital is affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy unit of the Catholic Church. The hospital is well known for their services and contribution towards heart treatment cases in the country. It is well equipped, has highly trained specialists and up-to-date technology to provide the right treatment to its patients. Apart from specializing in heart related complications, it has other departments including maternity, pediatrics and outpatient services among many others. They have two branches one at Mariakani Gardens and the other at OAU road. The hospital also runs the annual Mater Heart Run to help people with heart problems.
The hospital hit the world news when it became the first hospital in East and Central Africa to be awarded ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System Certification in July 2002.
It is located at Mukenia road, South B estate, Nairobi and has branches in TRM and other locations.
Call 020-6903000 or 0732163050 or 0719073000
Website – http://materkenya.com/
AIC Kijabe Mission Hospital
Started in 1915, AIC Kijabe Mission Hospital is affiliated with the African Inland Church (AIC). The mission hospital believes in the physical and spiritual healing of their patients. Their motto is ‘Health care to God’s glory.’ They offer services like radiology and physiotherapy. The 24 hour hospital also offers other services like laboratory, pharmacy, in and outpatient treatments.
The hospital is located along Kijabe road, Lari, Kiambu.
Website – http://www.kijabehospital.org/
The Aga Khan Hospital
Established in 1944, Aga Khan Hospital is ranked as the best hospital in Kenya and one of the most outstanding facility in the entire continent. The 24 hours Hospital is widely known for its advanced machines that provide cancer treatment, diabetes, pressure and other killer diseases. The hospital has branches across major cities in the country and they provide other services across all the health disciplines.
The hospital is located along Parklands avenue, Nairobi city.
Call 020-366-2025 or 020-374-6309
Website – http://hospitals.aku.edu/
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Mediheal Group Of Hospitals
Mediheal is a group of hospitals that operate across the country. It is a fully-fledged dialysis, diagnostic and daycare Centre that provides quality services at affordable prices. Most Kenyans refer to it as ‘the Kenyan India’ since they offer Indian-like services. The hospital aims at bringing the overseas treatment near to reduce the transport costs. The Nakuru and Eldoret Mediheal branches majorly specialize with advanced treatment of chronic diseases.
The hospital is located at Parklands Mediplaza, 3rd Parklands Avenue, Nairobi.
Call 0722218416 or 0723578895 or 0735864169
Website – https://www.medihealgroup.com/
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PCEA Kikuyu Hospital
Founded in 1908 by Scottish Missionaries, PCEA Kikuyu Hospital is run by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA). The hospital is based on Christian principles and values like compassion, empathy and Love. The hospital provides healthcare services in a careful and respectful manner and this has made it gain a good reputation among the public. In 1975, the hospital established an eye unit which has grown to make the Kikuyu eye unit one of the best referral hospitals specializing in Ophthalmology in East and Central Africa.
The Hospital is located in Kikuyu, Kiambu.
Call 0722207636 or 0202044766
Website – http://www.pceakikuyuhospital.org/
The Nairobi Hospital
Established in 1954, The Nairobi Hospital is a 24 hours outpatient facility that offers a wide range of medical services like emergency accidents, Pediatric, Radiology and Imaging. The hospital has a 335 bed capacity from general wards to executive suites catering for a wide range of patient needs. The hospital is equipped with the latest machines that help undertake complex surgeries like kidney transplant and heart surgeries. It has branches in Gigiri – Warwick Outpatient Clinic and Karen at Galleria mall – Galleria outpatient centre.
The hospital is located along Argwings Kodhek Road, Upperhill, Nairobi.
Call 0202845000 or 0703082000
Website – http://www,nairobihospital.org/
Opened on 31st March 2006, The Karen hospital is a multi-specialty facility offering world class services at affordable rates. The hospital is recognized as one of the most diversified private hospitals in Kenya. The hospital was founded by Cardiologists, Dr. Betty Gikonyo and Dr. Dan Gikonyo who had the vision of providing quality healthcare services to Kenyans at affordable prices. It offers diverse services such as rehabilitation, diagnostics, treatment, palliative care and emergency. It has a bed capacity of 103 beds with 3 operation theatres and 26 specialties. The Karen Medical Training College is also a product of Karen hospital aiming at educating the next generation health care professionals.
The hospital is located along Karen – Langata road, Karen, Nairobi.
Website – https://karenhospital.org/
The Nairobi Women Hospital
The Nairobi Women Hospital is an advanced private hospital reputable for their highly trained and qualified doctors. The hospital is best known for treatment and follow up issues related to sexual abuse. Although their name is ‘Women hospital’, they also attend to men with confidentiality and care.
The hospital is located in Hurlingham though they have several branches in different towns in Kenya. In recent years, the hospital was in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Email – [email protected]