Mercy Mission Hospital in slums living up to its name

An elderly man awaits treatment outside the chapel at the Mercy Mission Hospital in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County on February 17. The chapel is among the oldest buildings in the facility that dates back to 1969. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Unknown to most of the over 666,000 residents, this was the first hospital in the region.
  • It has a modern private wing, theatre, dental, orthopaedic, ear, nose and throat and gynaecology units as well as a mortuary.
  • The hospital and school were handed over to the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru in 1993.

For more than 50 years, Mercy Mission Hospital at the heart of Eldama Ravine Town in Koibatek Sub-county, has remained the pride of good healthcare in Baringo County.
Unknown to most of the over 666,000 residents, this was the first hospital in the region.
The hospital situated along Market Road served patients from as far away as Kericho, Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu and East Pokot counties shortly after Kenya gained independence.

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