All you need to know about Our Specialist Centers

Chemotherapy Unit

The Nairobi Hospital Oncology and Cancer Center (TNHCC), 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 TNHCC was set up with the aim of preventing and managing cancer under one roof.


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 Oncology and Cancer Treatment Centre at The Nairobi Hospital fulfils 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 NHCC 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


  • 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 NHCC

  • 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.


  • 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


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.

How to do a breast self-examination



[mpc_quote]The chest clinic caters for patients suffering from Tuberculosis (TB). TB is a bacterial airborne disease that usually affects the lungs, and sometimes other parts of the body, such as the brain, kidneys or the spine. TB can cause death if untreated.[/mpc_quote]

The Chest clinic offers Anti-TB drugs on a six months regimen which is highly effective, providing cure where drug compliance and adherence are observed. Direct Observation Therapy (DOT) is also offered to the family members so as to support and encourage the patient to take the Anti-TB drugs.

Since the six months regimen has to be adhered to for complete cure, the following observation measures are in place:

  • Clients are issued with Anti-TB treatment on a monthly basis.
  • Patients are closely monitored and counseled to ensure compliance and adherence to treatment.


The Nairobi Hospital Diabetes Centre was established in 2002 to cater for patients requiring follow up diabetes care. The clinic aims at optimizing health through health information and effective medical management of diabetes.

Services Offered

  • Review by a diabetologist

The specialist diabetes doctor carries out a comprehensive medical evaluation and prescribes appropriate continuing treatment to ensure optimal blood sugar control.

  • Review by an Ophthalmologist

All diabetic patients require an annual eye check-up by a specialist to ensure that diabetic eye complication are detected early and appropriate treatment advised.

  • Diabetes Education

The clinic has experienced diabetes nurses who educate and counsel patients on proper self management in diabetes including danger signs, insulin handling, use of blood monitoring devices, diet and self care. The nurses are available at the clinic, in the wards, and are on call during office hours.

  • Podiatry Review (foot care)

The specialist podiatrist carries out a comprehensive foot evaluation and prescribes appropriate continuing treatment to avoid complications.

The Well-baby clinic provides diagnostic and preventive services to infants even after receiving all the compulsory immunizations. They are checked during all growth and developmental stages thus focusing on their total well-being.Infants are given primary immunizations to protect them from common prevent childhood diseases. Older children are protected from other common dangerous infections that would interfere with their normal growth and development.At each visit the staff will check the eyes for vision abnormalities and muscle imbalance, the ears for infection, the heart for murmurs, and the hips for developmental dysplasia. Infants are initially examined at two weeks of age. Subsequent visits are at 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months.

paediatric_play_roomThe  current emphasis is on preventive health measures. One of the important services offered by the well-baby clinic is the provision of immunizations for childhood diseases such as diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella. The clinic is responsible for tracking immunization rates in the community and notifying the families when shots are due.

This is a specialized clinic that facilitates health promotion, prevention of ill health, control and treatment of existing conditions, for the whole family with keen concern in assisting the family members cope with the medical problem at hand. Follow-up medical care of patients is also carried out here.

The team of specialist health workers includes a physician, dietician, diabetes educators, counsellorsand nurses, who provide appropriate quality care to the clients. The Family practice team support each other, improving accessibility and continuity within the clinic.


  • Complete baseline health assessment.
  • Medical tests/ investigations as appropriate.
  • Prescription of treatments as appropriate.
  • Individualized information on self care.
  • Adolescent crisis management.
  • Overweight and obesity management.
  • Travel immunization clinic.
  • Follow up care.

The Family Health Clinic also offers an HIV/AIDS Management Clinic. This Clinic offers confidentialHIV/AIDS counselling and testing which is aimed at improving the quality of life of people living with the HIV virus.

Pre-testing and post-testing counselling is done.


  • Management of the condition is provided in a supportive therapeutic environment.
  • Anti-retroviral drug (ARV’s) treatment, and follow up care is done.
  • Psychological support to the primary person, the partner and family is offered.

Days and times the family health clinic is held

Monday 8am  5pm
Wednesday 8am  5pm
Friday 8am  1pm

The Aim of Senior Citizen’s Clinic

This clinic caters for people aged 60 years and above who value regular professional health assessment.

The aim of this clinic is to promote and maintain optimum functional health, facilitate early detection of deviation from normal health and implementcorrective medical intervention promptly.

The services offered at this clinic include:

  • A comprehensive physical assessment by expert physicians including Body Mass Index calculation.
  • Relevant medical tests /investigation e.g. cholesterol levels, blood sugar, total blood count, ECG, PSA for men and any other appropriate tests
  • Individualized health education, to provide information for various health needs.
  • Provision of information on necessary lifestyle modification in order to achieve optimal functioning and performance of the body.
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