Gatundu Level 5 is a national referral hospital in Kiambu that offers 24-hour medical service care.
Formerly known as Gatundu district hospital, the facility was established by the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta back in 1966.
It offers both inpatient and outpatient services and has a bed capacity of 300.
The Gatundu Level 5 Hospital became a Level 6 facility in March 2021.
The hospital, in collaboration with Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTTRH), delivers high-quality healthcare services effectively, and with high efficiency.
Before being allowed to offer any healthcare services, each healthcare worker is trained on each service or activity they will be engaging in.
The training is done by professionals, such as surgeons, physicians, and nurses on periodic intervals.
The hospital management works to motivate the staff to do their best at delivering services.
This in turn promotes the improvement of heath care services overall.
The support system of the hospital entails supervision and assessments of each health worker.
Services offered at Gatundu Level 5 Hospital are:
- Surgical Theater
- Dental Services
- X-Ray Services
- Maternity Services
- Clinal Health Services
- Orthopedic Services
- ENT Clinic
- Psychiatry Clinic
- Renal Services
- Pediatric Unit
- Physiotherapy Services
- Pharmaceutical Services
- Nutritional Health
Gatundu Hospital Maternity Charges
Maternity services at Gatundu Hospital comprise of antenatal care, delivery, and postnatal and well-baby care.
During the antenatal visits, the doctor provides helpful health tips that ensure the safety of both the mother and baby.
They also perform ultrasound scans to monitor the baby’s heartbeat, and learn the gender of the baby.
These visits are important to the safe delivery of the baby, since most of the complications that lead to maternal deaths are diagnosed at this stage, and prevented.
The clinics are also used to educate, especially first-time mothers, on types of physical activities and exercises that are safe for them.
Any queries, complaints, and uncertainty are cleared by the doctor/midwife. With their years of experience, they use these sessions to assure the mother of the healthy delivery of the baby.
During delivery, the hospital staff tries their best to make the process as smooth as possible for the mother.
They offer support with anything the mother needs, and a team is always on standby in case of any emergency or complications at birth.
Gatundu Level 5 is NHIF accredited and accepts the Linda Mama cover. This is a public-funded health scheme that targets pregnant women to ensure they receive unlimited access to affordable and quality healthcare services in all public hospitals. Learn more about Linda Mama benefits here: Linda Mama Benefits + Cover Limits Explained
For the patients without Linda Mama or NHIF, the revenue office gives the charges for each delivery service.
This can range from Ksh 700 to 2,500 for normal delivery and Ksh 3,000 to 6,000 for the caesarian section.
Once the baby is born, he/she is kept in the hospital at least overnight to monitor breathing and heartbeat intervals.
They also care for the tired mother’s wounds and advise her on how to clean them and the baby.
Follow-up clinic dates are included in the mother’s records to ensure vaccinations and regular checkups are done on the correct dates.
Gatundu Level 5 Hospital Contact Information
Physical Location: Gatundu-Kinare Road Ngenda, Gatundu, Kiambu
Tel: 0111 495 079
Working Hours: 24/7