Msambweni Sub-County Hospital is planning to set up a palliative care unit soon.
Leading to this achievement, the hospital team recently visited Coast Hospice to familiarise themselves with operations in a palliative care environment.
Coast Hospice Clinical Coordinator Eric Amisi took the team through the process of handling clients including patient and family experiences while attending clients in a palliative care clinic.
The Hospice administrator M/s. Jane Mwanyumba was delighted with the move by the hospital to embrace palliative care.
“This is a big step towards alleviating patient and family pain while dealing with life limiting illnesses within our community. Soon, these essential services will be readily accessible to residents of Kwale County,” said M/s. Mwanyumba.
The two teams agreed on the need for a mentorship program for the Msambweni team to commence immediately on a rotational basis.
“Our hospice is humbled to be part of the team that is helping set up of palliative care units in counties within the coastal part of Kenya in line with our vision; to provide palliative care for all,” added the Hospice Administrator.
The Msambweni Hospital team included the Hospital Physician Dr Ndegwa Wanjuki, Administrator Obed Limo, Nurses Lydia Ndambi, Betty Nakhungu, and Florence Wambua.