Our vision is alleviating the physical and psycho-social suffering associated with progressive incurable illnesses.
Our mission is to access high quality Palliative Care Services to patients and their families in Nakuru County
Our main Objective is to enhance quality of life and positively influence the cause of illness through the provision of palliative care.
Nakuru Hospice was born following Elizabeth Ndungu’s painful experience through the suffering of her dad who had prostate cancer between 2003 and 2006. She managed to mobilize various stakeholders in Nakuru County including Ministry of Health as a result Nakuru Hospice establishment was approved and allocated a building at Nakuru Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital (PGH) in March 2008. Nakuru Hospice started operation in June 2009 in a two roomed office at the Casualty Department after signing a Memorandum of Understanding to be reviewed after 20 years.
The Nakuru Hospice building was renovated with support from Safaricom Foundation which was completed in 2011 and in which operation started immediately. The Lions Club donated all the furniture and Hospice Care Kenya donated funds to buy the medical equipment. The Technical Support from Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) enhanced capacity and skills for staff, Directors and stakeholders on how to run a Hospice and implement and maintain palliative Care Standards.
Since then, Nakuru Hospice has registered many patients facing life threatening illnesses and their families for palliative care.
We appreciate our Partners either Corporate, Groups, Schools or individuals, who have supported us so much to date without them we would not be where we are. May God bless you all.
Timothy Olweny – Chairman
Stella Karanja - Director
Late J.S. Shah
Dr. Victor Achoka
Abbas Parkar - Treasurer
Dr. John Wachira
Ms Elizabeth Ndungu - Hon Secretary
Dr. Benjamin Ombito
Our Staff Members
What we do? – We implement Palliative Care Programme
Palliative Care is defined by World Health Organisation (WHO),(2002) as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening illnesses through the prevention and relief of suffering, the early identification o and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems ; Psychological, and spiritual.
Palliative Care involves
- Pain Management
- Symptoms Control
- Home Based Care
- Psychosocial Support ( counseling and Spiritual Care)
- Day care ( Group Therapy)
- Bereavement Programme
- Education and Training in Palliative Care
- Create Awareness on Palliative Care
- Research , Advocacy and Lobbying
Donate to Nakuru Hospice: Lipa na Mpesa – Paybill 365150 or Till no. 338114
Or write a cheque to Nakuru Hospice
Be a Friend of Nakuru Hospice by subscribing what you can afford either
monthly, quarterly , semi annually or annually to Nakuru Hospice as follows:
Supervision of Nakuru Hospice building renovations Jan –Dec 2010
Funding Renovation of Nakuru Hospice building & landsacping, power and water connection Dec 2009 to Dec 2010)
Staff Hospice cleanup and cash donation 50,000 in March 2011. The staff participates charity walks and makes their contributions.
Donated Office furniture and Equipment in 2011. The Club has donated drugs to the Nakuru Hospice several times. However some individual members have donated various items such as TV, DVD, Conference tables, seats, wall picures and many more items.
Shared a day with Patients during DAY CARE DAY and purchased kitchen items and beverages for meals and drinks for 30 patients and their Caregivers on 28th April 2012
Funded Nakuru Hospice promotional event-Dinner at Merica Hotel 1st July 2011
Donates drugs every 2 Months worth Ksh. 60,000
Supports annual charity Walk
Funded Construction of Nakuru Hospice gate, Security sentry and fencing July 2011
Donated two water tanks-for rain water harvesting July 11th 2011
Donates Ksh. 10,000 per Year
Supported cancer awareness charity walk events upto 2015
Hosts Nakuru Hospice Website from 2014 to date
Supported day care and donated 50,000 in 2013
Supports cancer awareness month of October events since 2013
Supported a day care in August 2013. Donated soap and cooking oils to more that 100 patients.
Supports drugs especially morphine and DF118 for patients since May 2012 to date
Supported DAY CARE DAY with meals and drinks for 30 patients and their Caregivers on 28th April 2012)
Donated Nisan Urvan Van worth 3million used for Home Based Care on 1st July 2011. This vehicle has enables palliative care services reach patients in their homes and hospitals
Donated Kitchen Utensils, gas cooker, gas cylinder and supported Day Care day their caregivers Feb 18th 2012. However they later donated a generator, telephone equipment, alarm system, photocopier and a printer in 2015
Donates Ksh. 10,000 per Year.