Top 10 Most Reliable Emergency Hospitals in Kenya

By Soko Directory Team / Published December 24, 2019 | 9:00 am



Healthcare

The essence of great medical emergency services only hits us when we have a medical case where every second count and the pain of helplessness losing a loved one as you stare as all the experts ignore your pleas for whatsoever reason.

Have you ever lost a loved one in the waiting bay of Kenya’s long queues and wished you’d pursued medicine instead? The pain is not more for the loss but in the manner in which it takes place.

The life we live today has majority prioritizing material things over life despite the fact that unlike lost wealth which can always be recovered, a life lost can never be recovered and so all ought to be put into place to avoid the loss for starters.

The story of one Annett Kabareka who died in a hospital’s waiting bay after long hours of begging onlookers who filmed her writhe in pain as life escaped her is one that clearly paints the image of a society that no longer values the sanctity of life.

Annett, who had been involved in a road accident while onboard a motorbike which was hit from behind by a speeding vehicle throwing her off the bodaboda, was rushed to a hospital after hours of being filmed by onlookers.

Annett had begged the onlookers to rush her to hospital believing that once she got into a medical facility, then her life would be saved as it is expected that it is every medic’s calling to give their best and avoid loss of lives but that was not to be.

Annett was kept at the hospital’s waiting bay as the authorities demanded a down payment of 5,000 shillings before they could begin attending to her all while the internal and external wounds continued bleeding minimizing her survival chances.

By the time Annett’s mother arrived at the hospital with a mere 2,000 shillings, Annett was in bad shape and shortly lost her life, that was how much the life of Annett was equated to 5,000 shillings!

I have lost a loved one in the waiting bay and must say the pain never leaves you, the ‘what if we had rushed her or him to a different hospital would she still be with us?’ never goes away which is why this list of best emergency hospitals in Kenya is crucial.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the mentioned hospitals and share your experiences with everyone as though the policy on emergencies remains put, it is not implemented and the fight cannot be won through losing your loved ones.

Guru Nanak Hospital

Located along Thika road on Murang’a road just past Pangani and before Ngara, Guru Nanak has minimized loss of lives especially after road accidents along the superhighway.

Guru Nanak has an implemented policy that sees the hospital render first aid services to emergency patients and their families without first demanding for money.

Guru Nanak is mostly always ready for an emergency maybe because of its location on the busy highway and ease of access by both vehicles and individuals.

Guru Nanak has also offered emergency services to patients from terror attacks such as the 1998 US Embassy bombing, Westgate terror attack, and the Dusit D2 Complex before asking for money upfront.

Kenyatta National Hospital

Kenyatta National and Referral Hospital is not only a public facility where Kenyans stream in large numbers but is also the one facility that is expected to handle the majority of emergency cases from all social classes.

Kenyatta National Hospital also referred to as KNH has handled some of the most complex emergency cases as the US Bombing in 1998, the Moi Girls fire, the Gikomba fire, and many others without asking for money upfront.

In any event that you have a medical emergency that could mean life or death and in close proximity to the National Hospital, do not hesitate to rush there.

M.P Shah Hospital

The M.P Shah hospital is known to be for those with deep pockets which are true until one has an emergency.

As long as there is a life that needs to be saved as a matter of emergency, M.P Shah, which is a World-class facility that charges heftily on normal medical services will grant first aid before demanding money.

M.P Shah has been instrumental in minimizing losses of life in major cases such as the Dusit D2 Complex terror attack and Westgate mall attack where it rendered first aid services before asking for money upfront.

In a survey carried out on social media platforms, M.P Shah was spoken of highly for its promptness in emergency cases whether they are of national interest or not.

Nairobi Hospital

Nairobi hospital has a tendency of featuring in all the great lists and is known to offer services that will cost you an arm and a leg but worth every dime.

The hospital which was recently ranked top in best maternity services regardless of cost does not fall short when it comes to ensuring on the call of sanctity to life.

Nairobi hospital will promptly rush to save a life in case of emergencies before asking for upfront down payments.

Ruaraka Uhai Neema

Located along Thika road right across Safari Park Hotel is the Catholic-affiliated Ruaraka Uhai Neema whose entrance is opposite Kasarani stadium.

Ruaraka Uhai Neema not only offers prompt medical emergency services but is also recognized for sufficient maternal services.

Ruaraka Uhai Neema has since the inception of the Thika road superhighway assisted victims of road accidents along the highway without necessarily asking for money upfront as the victims await their relatives.

AIC Kijabe Mission Hospital

AIC Kijabe Mission hospital is located along Kijabe road in Lari Kiambu County and is a facility whose praises never dims.

In the scenario that you have an emergency that spells life or death then this is the best facility to visit as not only is it equipped to handle emergencies, it has sufficient personnel and the will to save a life.

AIC Kijabe mission hospital will not be demanding for a down payment when your life is obviously at stake.

Avenue Hospital

Avenue hospital, located in 1st Parklands avenue Nairobi has is considered a great facility when it comes to offering emergency services given the promptness in which care is delivered.

The hospital also a good maternity facility has also had a share of bad reviews in the maternity section which it is yet to overcome but as it is said to give to Caesar what is his.

Avenue hospital is not only well equipped to handle emergencies but will not ask for money upfront if you rush a patient in urgent need of medical attention before rendering first aid.

Agha Khan

In the scenario that an accident has occurred or somebody next to you is dire need of medical attention do not hesitate to rush them to Agha Khan Hospital which has branches all over the country as they will not keep you waiting to be served.

Agha Khan Hospital, though expensive on normal occasions will not hesitate to offer first aid without asking for down payments.

Diani Beach Hospital

Located in the beautiful Coastal region, Diani Beach Hospital is one of the best hospitals on the Coast.

In the scenario that you have a medical emergency and around Diani, do not hesitate to rush anyone to the facility as not only is it well equipped but will also offer emergency services without necessarily demanding you pay the down payment first.

Kenya Defense Forces Memorial Hospital

If you are not related or working with the Armed Forces or a relative but have an emergency case, you ought not and will not be turned away from any Memorial hospital.

KDF memorial hospitals are actually very prompt in administering emergency services and are well equipped though as a civilian, once the emergencies services are done and you are stable, then you will require a transfer to a civilian’s facility.

It is important to note that even though the above hospitals offer emergency services, once one is a stable condition, then they are required to cover some costs and transfer to facilities they can afford.




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