Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) was founded in 1901, making it not only the largest hospital in Kenya but also the oldest.
It is a public, tertiary referral hospital located on Hospital Road, West of Upper Hill, Nairobi. It was initially known as Native Civil Hospital then King George VI Hospital before being named Kenyatta National Hospital after President Jomo Kenyatta following independence.
The hospital has both an Organization Management and a Board of Management. Dr. E. N. Kamuri, who heads the Organization Management, is the hospital’s current CEO.
KNH has several departments, including Accident & Emergency, Infection Prevention & Control, Mental Health, Nursing, Obs & Gyn, Nutrition, et cetera. Patients have access to various medical services in the hospital through:
Kenyatta National Hospital’s vision is to be “A world-class patient-centered specialized care hospital.”
And its mission is “To optimize patient experience through innovative, evidence-based specialized healthcare, facilitate training and research, and participate in national health policy formulation.”