Dreamland Mission Hospital
Our Latest Project
Constructing and equipping a new theatre.
of £243,000 Phase 1 Goal
Dreamland Mission Hospital (DMH) has been providing quality healthcare to the rural community in the Mount Elgon and Bungoma county of Western Kenya since 1999. With over 100 local staff and international volunteers, DMH sees 50,000 patients a year and offers specialist eye, orthopaedic, and maxillofacial surgery.
DMH aims to work with the government hospitals in order to develop and provide gap-filling services for the health care needs of the community. DMH does not look to make a profit, patients are enrolled on Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund which allows the hospital to claim back many of its costs from the government. We have a fund set aside for patients who may not be able to access NHIF.
DMH runs a comprehensive outpatient service, including a 24/7 assessment by clinical officers, basic laboratory testing, pharmacy, orthopaedics, physiotherapy, child welfare clinics, family planning, and ante-natal and post-natal care. DMH is staffed by over 120 Kenyan clinical and support staff as well as international volunteers.
Over the Years
Dreamland Medical Care Centre is set up. The clinic was housed in a small bungalow on the Dreamland site and had just a few beds.
In 2003 the outpatients building was completed which helped to cater for the growing demand for the clinic’s services.
Dreamland Medical Care Centre is officially recognised as a mission hospital and is now named Dreamland Mission Hospital.
To keep up with demand a general operating theatre and 3 wards were built. These facilities have been a huge blessing to the loal community.
Dreamland Mission Hospital has gone from strength to strength. The infrastructure has been upgraded, with new facilities being added. Including a Diagnostic Centre, Special Baby Unit and further wards. Now seeing over 50,000 patients per year this hospital is having a huge impact on the local community.
The special baby unit
We recently completed our Special Baby Unit which will have a huge impact on babies born prematurely or with breathing difficulties. You can read the full report on this project.
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At the moment there is huge demand for our one main operating theatre.
This poses a significant problem for maternity services, if a mother arrives and requires emergency theatre treatment while another surgery is being conducted then the hospital either has to refer the patient or manage the patient in the eye theatre which may not be fully ready for what is needed.