There’s a new dialysis unit at Lifecare Hospital Bungoma. This is after the Hospital management installed new highly sophisticated equipment to deal with the rising traffic of patients that prefer the Bungoma-based facility for healthcare.
According to the new unit seen by this writer, the segment is equipped with 9 beds or couches among them two for isolated/special cases.
In addition to this, the Hospital also has extra dialysis beds at the ICU and a separate emergency bed set aside to handle any urgent cases around the clock.This makes Lifecare Hospital the best in Western Kenya and the only health facility with isolation department.
Patients from across the five Counties in Western Kenya reportedly prefer Lifecare Hospital for dialysis services due to high standards of equipments and specialised medical team that includes full-time renal unit doctors, renal unit nurses both for outpatients and ICU.
“Here, we handle an average of 14 dialysis sessions on a daily basis. Sessions here take between three and four hours depending with the patient,” explains Bramwel Wekesa, one of the renal unit nurses at the Lifecare Hospital.
But how do they handle patients who come from as far as Trans Nzoia, Kakamega and Busia Counties?”We have a professional timetable for every patient. The arrangement enables us to serve every patient accordingly without inconveniencing their time,” he adds.
Another good news is that the NHIF accredited the payment of medical bills for dialysis at Lifecare so patients have no worries on matters cash.Without Lifecare, the only other available facilities that provide high profile dialysis is Kisumu and Eldoret where residents from Western Kenya may find difficult in travelling.