The hospital lacked a High Dependency Unit to cater for pregnancy related emergencies. The women who needed this specialized care would be referred to Mombasa County which minimized their chances of survival. Additionally, there was lack of adequate equipment to serve pregnant women who sought antenatal care services. The newborn unit on the other hand did not offer a conducive environment for accommodating infants.
Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu supported the hospital with a renovated and equipped newborn and high dependency unit at a cost of KES 13 million.
The facility is offering quality health care to mothers who deliver at the facility every month. With the HDU renovated and fully equipped with 10 beds and other vital equipment, critical patients are no longer travelling to Mombasa to seek these services while the newborn unit is effectively handling premature and ill infants. The hospital has created confidence in women to comfortably seek maternal health services.