Status of Health Service Delivery in Nakuru County

Nakuru County has experienced growth in the provision of health services since devolution became effective in 2013. However, numerous challenges still abound in the health sector, hindering the delivery of quality health services. This report highlights some of the best practices in the delivery of health services within the County as well as challenges that need to be addressed for improved delivery of health services based on data gathered by a team of 15 social auditors who visited 4 sub-county hospitals.

Status of Health Service Delivery in Nakuru County

Nakuru County has experienced growth in the provision of health services since devolution became effective in 2013. However, numerous challenges still abound in the health sector, hindering the delivery of quality health services. This report highlights some of the best practices in the delivery of health services within the County as well as challenges that need to be addressed for improved delivery of health services based on data gathered by a team of 15 social auditors who visited 4 sub-county hospitals. Some of the best practices noted in these facilities that need to be replicated to all facilities include installation of service charter, proper sanitation facilities and proper equipping of health facilities. At the same time, findings from the social audit exercise show that health facilities within the county grapple with challenges such as untrained hospital management committees, poor coordination between national and county governments, unreliable water supply, poor and inadequate infrastructure among others.

 

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