Infrastructure development: A Centre to House World Class Care

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital needed to increase capacity of its then 4 bed intensive care unit (ICU) and diagnostic centre and establish a surgical ward, in line with today’s needs in paediatric medical care. The Chandaria Medical Centre project commenced in April 2011 and was planned to house the new Diagnostic centre, Surgical ward, Specialist Outpatient clinics and the Critical Care Unit. The Gertrude’s Hospital Foundation was involved in raising funds to help complete the new Chandaria Medical Centre and purchase medical equipment. With its completion in 2015, the centre has enabled the hospital to offer better healthcare and increase its capacity to see and treat more children, including those that are critical and require specialized medical care at the critical care unit. The centre was established with support from The Chandaria Foundation of Kshs. 100 Million and donation of Kshs. 50 Million from I&M Bank and The Bhagwanji Raja Charitable Foundation. The entire building cost was approximately Kshs. 420 Million.