Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) has realized tremendous and rapid expansion to offer services that cater for all age demographics. In May 2022, the Hospital launched a pediatric unit to attend to infants, children and adolescents. The pediatric unit purposes to offer timely, efficient, and effective quality patient-centered care, featuring five different specialists, achieving a nurse patient ratio of 1:1 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a ratio of 1:5 in the pediatric medical wards.
The new unit also features essential and state-of-the art equipment such as neonatal ventilators, NCPAP, incubators, phototherapy lights, resuscitative and central lines among many more. To enhance specialized care, the pediatric unit is sub-divided into Neonatal unit and the pediatric unit. The Neonatal unit carters for infants aged 0-1 month. It consists of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Neonatal High Dependency Unit (NHDU) and special care which carters for both surgical and medical conditions.
The Pediatric unit caters for children aged above 1month to 13years. It consists of pediatric medical ward, pediatric surgical ward, and medical care for newborns from home. It has a separate Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and an Accident and Emergency Unit. The Pediatric surgical unit hernia repair, laparotomy and anorectal reconstruction Pediatric urology and Pediatric surgical oncology Some of the services offered at the Newborn Unit include surgery for congenital defects cooling for asphyxiation and Peritoneal dialysis. The Pediatric unit offers a host of services amongst them surgery, Pediatric cardiology, Pediatric oncology speech and language therapy and physiotherapy.
The Unit plans to soon introduce Pediatric specialized clinics endocrinology, neurology, hematology, gastroenterology, nephrology, genetics, dermatology, allergy clinic, infectious disease, ophthalmology, child psychiatry clinic, pulmonology – chest clinic, diabetes clinic and Audiology.