Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

Location: Rift Valley Province, Kenya

Population served:  20 million

Area size: the hospital serves a wide catchment area with several satellite clinics in major parts of the Rift valley and other neighbouring provinces.

Departments:

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Internal medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Mother and Child Clinic
  • Comprehensive Care Clinic (HIV)
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care

The Palliative Care department is well established with 1 clinical officer, 2 nurses, 1 administrator and 1 social worker running the unit. There is a stand-alone palliative care unit with its services fully integrated in the hospital.

Challenges and opportunities the hospital faces include;

  • High numbers of patients.
  • Pressures on staff to cope with the high numbers.
  • Improved training, particularly for staff working at the satellite clinics.
  • Provision of essential palliative chemo and radiotherapy.
  • Improvement of referral networks.

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital is partnered with KEHPCA, the Eldoret Hospice, Indiana University and AMPATH.