The County Government of Nandi through the Department of Health and Sanitation is constructing a multi-million new model Trauma Centre at Nandi Hills Hospital that when completed it will be the first model trauma hospital in western Kenya region.
Trauma centres are well-equipped and staffed hospitals to provide care for patients suffering from major traumatic injuries such as road accidents, gunshots wounds or any other accident.
While inspecting the ongoing construction works on Wednesday, Nandi Governor Stephen Sang said the centre will majorly deal with trauma and post-trauma cases resulting from road accidents.
“Better health care means putting patients first. This new, modern facility will ensure patients can access the consistent and reliable care they need while offering hospital staff an improved facility that allows them to do their work efficiently and quickly,” said the county boss.
The trauma centre, will have an High Dependency Unit, operation theatre, X-ray, Ultrasound, a laboratory, pharmacy, wards and consultation rooms.
“We plan that when we finish this project before the end of this year, everything will have been ready and the installation done,” added Governor Sang.
The Trauma centre will serve four other counties of Kisumu, Kericho, Vihiga and Kakamega.
Meanwhile, The new out-patient wing at Nandi Hills County Hospital has also greatly improved patient flow and ensure residents get better health care.
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