Gertrude’s Garden Children’s Hospital in Kenya, was found in 1947 by Colonel Ewart Grogan in memory of his beloved wife Gertrude Edith. The Hospital is a charitable trust, meaning that all profits are ploughed back into the hospital. It is run by a Board of Trustees who offer their services voluntarily in the day-to-day running of the hospital.

The hospital is the largest children’s hospital in the East and Central African region.  The doors to its new state of the art Chandaria Medical Centre was  officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta on the 1st of November 2013 and consists of Surgery, Radiology, Intensive and High Dependency Care Wards as well as Specialized Outpatient Care Units.


“The construction on the four-storey building commenced in April 2011. The new facility was planned to be adjacent to the theatres and surgical ward and was designed to have the highest standards of infection control. This required a partner in the early design stages who could incorporate all services, electrical and gas, into a service supply system, which was in every aspect easy to install and maintain.

Hutz Medical was recommended as that partner with vast experience in manufacturing and installation of similar systems in South Africa.  Their capacity and flexibility due to their location in Port Elizabeth, South Africa was also beneficial. We are now proud to say that our critical care unit, neonatal ICU and HDU were successfully installed, making Gertrude’s the first institution in the region to adapt to this modern approach .The pendants complement the equipment and overall design of the facility and therefore make it possible for us to meet the overall objective of having a world class critical care unit!” - Gordon Otieno Odundo, Chief Executive, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital


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