NTRH Embarks On Extensive Renovations
Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital has embarked on extensive facility renovations to improve the quality of services, client experience, and general service expansion. This marks the start of transformative upgrades that are set to be rolled out in health facilities across the county in the near future.
The hospital in collaboration with the Department of Infrastructure has arrived at areas that need urgent prioritization to offer temporal relief, as the government works out a long-term plan.
Top on the list is the physiotherapy unit whose current location is client-unfriendly, as it involves long walks from the associated service points. This unit will benefit from a new structure closer to the outpatient department.
The joint undertaking will see structural adjustments to the wards to give them a modern face. Through consultation with the nursing department, the adjustments will involve ward internal visibility works where the obstructive internal stone walls are set to give way to more transparent fittings for better patient monitoring from centralized nursing stations. These works are set to be rolled out in phases to minimize service interruptions.
A team of architects and engineers from the county Infrastructure department recently toured the facility and together with the hospital administration and the biomedical engineers, they mapped out areas to prioritize in the initial phase of the project.
To benefit from the improvement is the newborn unit, which is set to be shifted to the new Mother and Child Hospital wing. The resultant space will then increase bed capacities for the inpatient adult wards.
The shifting of the newborn unit into the maternity complex is a welcome relief to mothers who have their babies in the nursery, as it involves walks to and from during breastfeeding sessions.