SPECIALIST CENTERS

All you need to know about Our Specialist Centers

Chemotherapy Unit

The Nairobi Hospital Cancer Treatment Center, is housed in The Nairobi Hospital (TNH) – a tertiary hospital found in Nairobi city. It houses a team that provide seamless care needed in diagnosis of cancer investigation, surgery, treatment, nursing, rehabilitation, palliation & supportive care. Good multidisciplinary team based care is translated into personalized service. We truly provide you healthcare with a difference.
The prevalence of cancer in Kenya has been on the increase in the past years due to a number of factors like, general increase in population, increased life expectancy, shift in lifestyle and exposure to more toxins. Breast and cervical cancer are commonest cancers in women in this country while colon/intestinal cancer and prostate cancer being top in men. With this worrying trend, the Cancer Treatment Centre was set up with the aim of preventing and managing cancer under one roof.

Speciality

 

Cancer is a growing concern in our region. With the number of new cases per year increasing faster than the development of treatment centres, unfortunately, the list is only getting longer.

Emulating our motto of ‘Healthcare with a difference’, The Nairobi Hospital is proud to offer complete and comprehensive cancer care for patients.

The Nairobi Hospital offers state-of-the-art cancer treatment programs in an atmosphere of trust, safety and comfort. We know how important it is to receive quality, professional medical care when you or your family feel vulnerable.

The Cancer Treatment Centre at The Nairobi Hospital fulfills these needs.

HOPE Specialists at The Oncology and Cancer Treatment Centre also have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of every kind of cancer including:

  • Breast cancers
  • Prostate cancers
  • Genitourinary cancers
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Skin cancers
  • Brain tumors
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Sarcomas
  • Melanoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Other gynecological cancers
  • Hepatoma
  • Biliary cancers
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Neuroendocrine cancers

Cancer Screening

 

There are different risks to different people for different cancers. Some cancers are known to pass down families’ i.e. hereditary e.g. Breast, ovary, colorectal/intestinal and pancreatic cancer. Therefore those who have had a family member who has had such cancer would benefit from screening to assess risk and enable us to take necessary measures to prevent cancer.

Other cancers are associated with age , viruses and lifestyle e.g. smoking, stress, alcohol, bad sexual habits and diet for example ,lung cancer, skin cancer, throat (nasopharyngeal), cervical cancer, and food pipe (oesophageal) cancer.

For those with normal risk there are guidelines for when specific screening ought to be done to detect and prevent common cancers. i.e.

  1. pap smears every 2 yrs from 21 yrs of age to screen for cervical cancer
  2. mammogram – 2 yearly to screen for breast cancer in women above 40yrs
  3. Colonoscopy every 2 years for intestinal cancer in populations above 40 yrs of age.

The Cancer Treatment Center offers screening programs that address cancer concerns for individuals.

It is unique in that:

  • Qualified medical personnel do the screening
  • Quick referral to a multidisciplinary oncology team for treatment (Packages)
  • Flexible screening packages that are customized to suit individual risk profiles.
  • Wholesome once centre screening and management of cancer.

Tests and Investigations

General assessment by practitioner: patient history, family history, cancer risk assessment and general physical exam

Investigations

  • TBC, LFT, Chest X-ray, Pelvic exam and pelvic ultrasound scan, pap smear for cervical cancer, Mammogram

Cancer markers:

  • PSA for prostrate
  • AFP for liver
  • CEA for colon/rectum
  • CA 19-9 for pancreas
  • CA 125 for ovarian cancer.

Additional tests

  • Endoscopy – OGD and colonoscopy
  • Ultrasound hepato biliary system.

Advanced Treatment & Patient Care Services

The Oncology and Cancer treatment centre has a variety of advanced treatment and patient care services, including:

  1. Radiotherapy :
    – Brachytherapy
    – General radiotherapy
  2. Chemotherapy.
  3. Radioactive Iodine Treatment.
  4. Surgery.
  5. Patient Care Services:
    – Nutrition
    – Support groups
    – Palliative care
    – Pain management
  6. Nutritional Services

Radiation Treatment Unit

This unique centre, located on the ground floor, was officially opened in July 2012. It is equipped with the latest state of the art radiation therapy machines to safely and efficiently deliver quality radiation treatment. In addition, there is a high dose rate Brachytherapy unit which allows radiation to be administered by directly introducing a radiation source into the body.

Chemotherapy Unit

This is a high quality day care service offered in a quiet, peaceful and comfortable environment by a team of experienced doctors, nurses and related team members. It is a day care service to clients who do not require to be admitted to hospital for treatment. The centre has all emergency setups in place for use in case of an emergency. Chemotherapy drugs are prepared in the Lamina flow which prevents fumes from the drugs to come into contact with other people and the environment.

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED AT THE CANCER TREATMENT CENTRE

  • Cancer wellness
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Cancer surgery
  • Supportive services – palliative care, pain management, nutritional counselling, psychological support, oncology pharmacy, cancer support groups

International Patient Centre

The Nairobi Hospital (TNH) is the leading tertiary private hospital in East and Central Africa. It is the destination of choice among international patient visiting this region. Up to 20% of patients are foreign nationals.

TNH is located in the city of Nairobi and offers comprehensive general practice and specialist services combined with advanced medical technology and great customer care. We seek to provide you with health care with a difference. We provide for complex procedures e.g. neurovascular interventional procedures, targeted cancer treatment, and specialized orthopaedic surgeries, fertility treatment and minimal access surgery. We offer the latest in medical expertise and technology and warm, friendly services focused on the need of our patients.

We offer team based care especially to patients with multiple medical conditions. As a team specialist diagnose and treat patients efficiently and costs are kept low by avoiding repeat and unnecessary consultations and examinations.

We provide a wide range of specialist medical services at both the outpatient and inpatient levels. These include health screening, multidisciplinary specialist clinics, wards, day surgery, delivery suites, ICU, Neonatal ICU, operating theatres, angiography, radiology, clinical laboratory, physiotherapy and Accident and emergency services including hotel calls and medical escort or evacuation.

TNH has set up an international patient centre (IPC) – to provide personalized care to our international patients and to tend to all non medical needs during their stay.

PATIENT SERVICES

  • Medical enquiries and appointment – recommend and schedule an appointment with the appropriate specialists.

  •  Arrangement for accommodation in Nairobi.
  •  Medical evacuation and repatriation.
  •  Medical translation and interpreter services.
  •  Hospital admission and discharges.
  •  Airport meetings and transfer services.
  •  Visa application and extension.
  •  Travel planning and visitor information.
  •  Secretarial support services.
  •  Concierge services – currency exchange , car rental.
  •  Insurance and billing services.

Financial Services

We have direct payment contracts with a number of international insurances. A dedicated staff of international account representatives can assist patient and families with financial details, before, during and after their visit to NH.
Services include:
• Information about deposits and payment
• Cost estimates and cost updates for medical services

TNH financial services will aim to provide timely accurate and concise billing services to patients and their families.

Our staff will assist for any concerns that may arise.

Language Services

Interpreters are available at no cost to assist communication between our staff and patients whose primary language is not English. These interpreters can attend appointments, translate patient education materials and offer other assistance as needed.
Patients should indicate if they need an interpreter when requesting an appointment.

Efficient scheduling

TNH doctors provide both diagnosis and treatment in the same visit whenever possible. Doctors can report diagnostic test results to patients 1-2 days after testing is completed.

Schedule for appointment for tests, physician consultation and treatment can be compressed into a short period for international patients. This means less time away from home, less expense and more efficient use of patients and family members time.

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability as a healthcare profession, physiotherapy’ science covers a broad and varied range of work which involves working with people to promote their own health and wellbeing. They combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve broad range of physical problems associated with different ‘systems’ of the body. In particular they treat:

Neuromuscular Musculoskeletal Cardiovascular and

Respiratory systems

The Physiotherapist at the Nairobi Hospital use various Physical agents to promote healing:

Shortwave diathermy

Ultrasound therapy

Interferential therapy Electrical stimulation

Faradic, TENS, Sinusoidal

Moist heat, Hot packs, Cold packs

Wax therapy

Traction Unit

3D Tractions: for both neck and Lumbar traction a unique traction that can be used in different dimensions to assist in pain relieve of trapped spinal nerves. With its outstanding design and features, stability and ease of operation, this unit is perfect for relieving neck and back pains.

The Nairobi hospital also prides in having the more recent laser therapy

Rehabilitation equipments

  • Treadmill
  • Automatic standing frame

Static bikes both upright and recumbent

Hydrotherapy

This is the use of water for treatment purposes at a maintained temperature of 35oC to 37 oC. The Nairobi hospital prides in having two hydrotherapy pools in order to maintain patients confidential.

We have a male and female pool that offers serene and comfortable ambiance for quality treatment.

The Nairobi Hospital has qualified and certified hydro therapist who will take you through a range of activities geared towards:

  • Relieve of general body pains
  • Relieve of Joint pains
  • Gain training after injury
  • Stroke Rehabilitation, Gullen Baree
  • Joint Replacement

All patients for Hydrotherapy are required to undergo a hydrotherapy assessment before treatment is commenced

Occupational Therapy & ADSL

This is treatment that focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives – can offer kids with various needs positive, fun activities to improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment for example hand rehabilitation, general functional rehabilitation, splinting, or fabrication of assistive aids, Activities

The Nairobi Hospital Occupational therapy is run by highly skilled Occupational Therapists who are registered under the umbrella of Kenya Occupational Therapy Association

Activities of Daily living(ADSL)

Basic (Feeding, Dressing, Personal Hygiene etc) Instrumental (Shopping, Making telephone calls, Banking etc).

 

Conditions seen by Occupational Therapists:
Congenital conditions: CTEV, Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalous, Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome.
Physical trauma: Burns, fractures, tendon injures, head injuries, amputations.
Neurological conditions: Stroke, GBS, facial/bell’s palsy.
Sensory integration conditions: Learning disabilities, postural/gravitational insecurity.

Speech And Language Therapy

The Nairobi Hospital prides itself in having qualified speech and language therapist who assess, treat and gives advises in the areas of communication disorders in children and adults such difference may exist from birth or acquired later in life or injury.
The speech and language therapist will assess your communication difficulties, discuss them with you and your relatives and decide on an appropriate treatment programm. A wide range of `conditions such as developmental delay hearing impairment cerebral malaria, cerebral palsy cleft lip and palate down syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder (autism), CVA (stroke), head injury, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkison’s disease, some dementia syndrome, glossectomy, laryngectomy and others.

Orthopedic Technology

This is a field of management that involves measurement and fabrication of orthopedic devices like AFOS, Braces, Prosthesis for both upper and lower limbs, Measured and fitted Corsets and Pressure garments.

Equipment For Hire/Sell

The division has both orthopedic assistive devices as well
as surgical items available for hirer or for sell.
The following items are available in the PMC

  • Wheelchairs different types including motorized (hire)
  • Crutches both elbow and axillary (hire)
  • Walking frames adjustable and non adjustable (hire)
  • Tripods
  • Squeeze balls
  • Leg splints
    Surgical items,
  • Anti embolic Stockings
  • Pressure graduated stockings
  • Travel stockings
  • Supports Corsets, knee supports ankle supports Wrist
    supports etc
  • Breast prosthesis

InfoA deposit of 100% for items on hire is required and a daily charted deducted from the deposit. For company or insurance paying clients, a letter of authorization should be presented in advance.

The NHWC is located within the confines of the Nairobi Hospital complex. It houses several clinics which include:

  • Antenatal and maternity services with feto -maternal medicine specialization
  • General gynecology services
  • Menopausal medicine
  • Minimally invasive and gynaecological surgery services

Antenatal and maternity services

The Nairobi hospital provides top of the range antenatal, labour and maternity services under one roof. We provide antenatal services and packages suited to ones needs. The Anderson maternity package is run in the Anderson hospital centre located adjacent to the doctor’s plaza. It is open to all and is run by qualified obstetrician gynaecologist supported by a team of midwives and nurses who will support your medical and social needs from before conception to delivery and thereafter in care of the baby.

 

Normal Delivery FEES and Services offered

KSHS 98,000

This Package includes:

  • 6 Antenatal visits (any extra visits out of the schedule will be charged separately)
  • 1 Postnatal visit by a doctor
  • Prenatal investigations i.e. Laboratory tests and 1 ultrasound scan.
  • Iron supplements
  • Midwife’s delivery charges
  • Obstetrician’s and Pediatrician’s retainer fee back-up
  • Pre and Post Natal standard drugs.
  • Main Nursery charges for 3 days with vaccinations
  • Post natal physiotherapy (2 sessions).

Incase of an emergencyIncase of an emergency Caesarian Section, the C/S charge will apply.

Caesarean Section

Caesarean charges are Kshs 220,000 this includes:

  • All services offered in the normal delivery Maternity package
  • 2 post natal visits by a doctor
  • Doctor’s fees
  • Anesthetist fees
  • Pediatrician fees
  • Theatre fees
  • Ward bed for 5 days
  • Post natal physiotherapy (2 sessions)
  • 5 day course of recommended antibiotics if required.

Any other different medicine and services will be charged separately.
The above packages (normal delivery & C/S) are payable in advance, up to day of admission, this is based on a ward bed. You can pay once or in installments. However, if you prefer to occupy a private room, an additional cost will be incurred. The only exemption to the above package will be in case of unforeseen complications during delivery.

Charges not Included in the Maternity Package

If during your pregnancy and delivery you or the baby require other treatments, surgery or hospitalization other than those included in the package offer, these will be charged at the cost of the treatment.

  • Medicines or vitamin supplements other than ferrous sulphate.
  • Any other laboratory or X-ray tests other than prenatal investigations.
  • Hospitalization during pregnancy other than delivery.
  • Specialized treatments for mother or baby in case of sickness.
  • A separate Pediatrician’s fee shall be charged for a second or third baby incase of twins or triplets.
  • A visit by the clinic doctor during hospitalization

Extra visits by doctor – 1,500/- (per day)
Delivery conducted by the Doctor (not Midwife) – 12,000/-

  • Vacuum delivery – 12,000/-
  • Removal of retained placenta under anaesthesia – 25,000/-
  • Repair of lacerations

Under general anaesthesia – 20,000/-
Under local anaesthesia – 10,000/-

In the case of antenatal needs outside the clinic days, please visit the A & E.

Please feel free to ask any questions/concerns you may have during your visits and stay in the hospital.

 

There are supportive services offered in the clinic. These include:

  • Lamaze and baby birthing classes. These are important especially to first time mothers as these help one understand what to expect when in labour and immediately after delivery. These classes are offered by qualified Lamaze instructors. They run twice a week on Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Booking is allowed by calling +254703082000
  • Lactation classes: These advice on how to breast feeds and addresses challenges met by new mothers.
  • Nutritional support
  • Physiotherapy support
  • Medical support: especially for those with other illnesses over their pregnancies and this include diabetes and hypertension

General gynaecological services

  • Routine gynaecological checkups & pap smear
  • Breast examination
  • Treatment of infections
  • Management of fibroids, cysts and pelvic pain
  • Family planning services

Menopausal medicine

  • Assessment and management of menopausal problems
  • Hormonal replacement therapy

Minimally invasive and gynaecological surgery

  • Management of fibroids and cysts
  • Surgery for pelvic problems
  • Management of ectopic pregnancies

Removal of the womb/hysterectomy via laparoscopy or vaginally or through the abdomen.

Names after one of the nine founders of The Nairobi Hospital, Anderson Medical Centre was opened in July 2005. With its relocation to the new Anderson Centre – Speciality clinics, we now offering various outpatient speciality clinics.

Family Health Clinic:

This clinic caters for the whole family and is for clients who require outpatient follow up. Staff attending to patients include a consulting doctor, dietitian and registered nurses.  Screening for HIV and management of HIV/AIDS as well as hypertension care is done here

Clinic timings

Monday 8:00am to 4.30pm

Tuesday

Wednesday 2:00pm to 4.30pm

Thursday 8:00am to 12:00noon

Friday 8:00am to 4.30pm

Diabetes Clinic:

This clinic offers follow up care for diabetic patients, conducts blood sugar monitoring, diet counseling and holistic management of the clients health.

Clinic times

Wednesday 2:00pm -4:00pm and  diabetes education and blood sugar check by appointment

Every weekday for diabetes education and blood sugar check by appointment

Antenatal Clinic:

This clinic is managed by obstetricians/gynaecologists and experienced mid-wives. It caters for expectant parents whereby the mother’s and unborn baby’s health is monitored, maintained and optimize to ensure a healthy pregnancy, safe delivery and post delivery period. This service is packaged.

Clinic timings

Monday 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am to 11:00am

Wednesday 8:00am to 11.30am

Thursday 1.30pm to 3.45pm

Friday 8:00am to 12:00noon

Lamaze Sessions:

This is a special clinic run by mid-wives whose main objective is to guide and teach expectant parents appropriate lifestyle modification and exercises that promote and enhance their well-being during antenatal, intra partal and postnatal periods.

Class timings

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday 5.30pm to 7:00pm

Thursday

Friday

Saturday 10:00am to 12:00 noon

Chest Clinic:

This is a follow up clinic for patients suffering from respiratory conditions. They are managed by consulting doctors and nurses under the KAPTLD programme.

Monday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Every weekday for collection of drugs

Immunization:

Travel Vaccines and other disease preventing vaccines are offered in this clinic per specific requirements

Monday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Gynaecology/Family Planning Clinic/ Postnatal Clinic

This clinic caters for young girls and women with health problems affecting the female reproductive system. Family planning services are also offered for example: Implants and other contraceptives.

Clinic timings

Tuesday 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Breast Clinic:

This clinic facilitates breast examination to ensure breast health, detect abnormalities and provide prompt medical intervention where appropriate.

Clinic times

Thursday 8:00am to 12:00noon

Orthopedic Clinic:

This clinic caters for patients on follow up for prevention or correction of injuries involving the muscles, joints or bones

Clinic timings

Monday 8:00am to 12:00noon

Outpatients Surgical Clinic

This clinic caters for patients who are planning to go for surgery or have had surgery and are on follow up.

Clinic timings

Thursday 8:00am to 12:00noon

Well Baby Clinic/ Neonatal Review Clinic:

Clinic timings

Monday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Pain Management Clinic

This clinic focuses on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain using a multidisciplinary approach to help manage a patient’s pain and regain control of their life.

Clinic timings:

Wednesday 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Contacts:

Anderson Centre – Specilaity Clinics

P.O.Box 30026 – 00100,

Direct Line: +254 (20) 284 6860/1

0730 666 860/ 861

E-mail: hosp@nbihosp.org

Website: www.nairobihospital .org

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