Our medical/surgical ward offers nursing care to adult patients of both genders with various medical and surgical conditions. The ward has a capacity of 48 beds.
Our maternity ward has a capacity of 31 beds. Care in this unit includes inpatient antenatal care, care of mothers in labour, and post natal care. Special baby unit for sick and premature babies is part of this ward.
Reproductive Health Output Based Approach – RH-OBA program has highly subsidized the cost of care, and this has made maternity services accessible to mothers who would otherwise deliver at home. Bonding between mother and baby starts as soon as the baby is born. All our mothers, except those whose babies are premature or sick, room in with their babies. Approximately 120 babies are delivered each month.
Paediatric ward admits children up to the age of 14 years – both medical and surgical conditions. The ward accommodates both mother (or care taker) and child and values its ability to partner with parents (or caretakers) in the treatment of their children. The ward has a capacity of 27 beds, including the burns unit. The baby friendly environment of the ward facilitates quick recovery of the children.
The hospital has 2 operating rooms that are adequately equipped to handle basic major and minor operations, with a theatre team that is ready to handle emergencies when they arise.
Our Outpatient department operates 24 hours. Patients are received at the registration desk where they pay a small fee for service. They are then directed to the nurse in the triaging area. The nurse while triaging must be alert to identify the very sick patients and direct them to be seen by the clinicians immediately. In the clinical rooms, history is obtained from the patients or their relatives. This is followed by a thorough physical examination and evaluation of the patients that aids in making a diagnosis. Additional laboratory tests or radiological examinations may be required to make a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made, the clinician prescribes treatment and discharges the patient through pharmacy, or the patient is admitted for further care and treatment.
The staff in MCH is committed to enhancing the health of mothers and children under the age of five years. The services offered here include:
Our Orthopedic Outpatient Clinic is held on the 2nd and the 4th Thursday of every month. One of the conditions managed is club foot, which is treatable immediately after birth.
Our dental unit is sponsored and run by Rotary Doctors Bank from Sweden. It is housed within the outpatient area and offers a full range of quality preventive and curative dental care to children and adults. The visiting dentists serve for a period of six weeks on rotational basis. Services for primary school children are offered free of charge, while a very reasonable and affordable charge is asked of the other patients
Efficient and effective management of medical products can improve important public health outcomes and reduce expenditures. The hospital has two well stocked pharmacies manned by pharmacy technologists. The CCC pharmacy stocks ARV drugs, drugs used in treatment of common OiIs in HIV/AIDS and therapeutic food supplements. The main pharmacy serves the rest of the hospital including the inpatient and the outpatient. Drugs used for the outreach clinics are also obtained and controlled from these two pharmacies.
Pharmacy has a relatively well-run procurement and supplies system. Policies and procedures are in place to guide aspects of the function (e.g. ordering and receiving of supplies, storage and security of medicines and pharmaceutical supplies, quantification of medicines, expiry tracking, etc.). Pharmaceutical items stocked are good quality generics, purchased from certified pharmaceutical companies.
The laboratory is an integral part of service provision. Our laboratory is managed by experienced laboratory technologists and it operates as a referral laboratory for all health facilities within Mutomo region.
The hospital has the sole X-ray machine in Kitui South Sub County that covers more than 1000 square kilometers. Services offered include:
Ultrasound – particularly obstetric ultrasounds
Plain radiography (X – ray) of all body part
The Comprehensive Care Centre (CCC) at Mutomo Hospital was established in September 2006, with sponsorship by the US Government (PEPFAR), to provide outpatient access to care and treatment for people infected with HIV. To date the cumulative number enrolled is 3,486. Currently there are 1,658 in active care of which 1,598 (96%) are on anti-retroviral therapy (ART). Fourteen per cent (14%) of those on ART are children. Access to the service is provided on a daily basis at the CCC and at 6 outreach sites through mobile services going out each day from the CCC. The team providing the services include a Medical Officer, two clinical officers, 5 nurses, 6 counselors, a driver, three data managers, an accountant and a coordinator. The number of patient visits per month averages 1,000.Intensive education sessions are provided during clinic visits to help them to take responsibility for their health.
Mutomo Hospital has professional therapists whose approach to counseling and pastoral care in addressing spiritual, social, emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues. Confidentiality is of the essence in offering counseling services. Both our patients/clients and staff are beneficiary of these services.
Mother of Mercy Funeral was officially opened on 3rd April 2017 by Rt. Rev. Anthony Muheria .
We trust that we shall facilitate meaningful and peaceful ways for families to grieve their loss and celebrate the memories of their loved ones.
We intend to do this by providing information, competence, dignity, warmth and compassion. We will provide respectful services in a comfortable environment, always striving to exceed the expectations of each family that we serve so that we are known by our community for our commitment to quality care.