How to set up an Emergency Department: Practical Considerations

The Emergency Department in a hospital is open and staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week to handle patients who present without prior appointment with a mix of injuries and acute illnesses either by their own means or by that of an ambulance. Check out our resources page for more ED Resources.

Effective Positioning of Emergency Care Centres in Kenya

In order to provide quality emergency care, emergency care centres need to be developed with an understanding of current geographical disparities and careful planning to create a network of emergency care centres that is sufficient to meet the needs of the population. This is key to ensure country-wide access to emergency care within the “golden hour” window.

Access to emergency services an uphill task despite tough laws

  Both the Constitution 2010 and the Health Act 2017 state that nobody should be denied emergency medical treatment. This includes pre-hospital care, stabilising the patient, and arranging for referral in cases where the health provider of first call does not have the facilities necessary to stabilise the patient. Emergency treatment, according to the African […]

“More accident and emergency centres are required”, President Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken action after he made a secret visit to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) The president who was speaking to the team tasked with regenerating Nairobi city co-chaired by Governor Mike Sonko and Tourism CS Najib Balala revealed that he made an anonymous visit to the National hospital and the state of […]

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