Kenyan homegrown LifeCare Hospitals has announced an aggressive expansion plan across the country to meet growing demand.
LifeCare Hospitals which was founded in September 2017 in Bungoma Town plans to open eight hospitals across the country. It currently has hospitals in Bungoma, Migori and Kikuyu towns with additional plans for Meru, Eldoret and Mlolongo.
The hospital targets to raise its bed capacity from 450 beds in 2022 with an anticipated 600 bed capacity by year-end 2023 in the eight hospitals to be spread across the country.
LifeCare Hospitals operates the first multi-specialty hospital in Bungoma town with a 100 bed capacity, 15 ICU beds, and 2 modular operating theatres.
It offers primary care, specialty clinics, surgical services, mother and child care, critical care unit, dental services, diagnostics, and laboratory services.
“This year our plan of action is to open doors to LifeCare multi-specialty in Meru county and LifeCare Super-Specialty hospitals in Eldoret and LifeCare multi-specialty in Mlolongo,” said Chief Executive Officer Mr. Vikram Jit Singh in a statement.
Mr Singh spoke during the reveal of a new brand identity.
He said that the Hospital aims to provide universal health care closer to communities across Kenya.
“The rebranding of LifeCare is momentous to us as it sets precedence for our expansion across Kenya and the rest of Africa. Our plan to increase our footprint across Kenya will enable us to have 8 hospitals by 2023,” said Mr Singh.
“LifeCare Hospital’s core values compassion, accountability, responsibility, and excellence will continue to power our patient-centric approach.”
In 2021, LifeCare Hospitals set in motion a fully-fledged multispecialty hospital in Migori County with a bed capacity of 75 beds and in Kikuyu town with a bed capacity of 50 beds in phase 1 and an additional 60 beds in phase 2 in 2022.
“As a leading chain of level 5 and level 4 hospitals in Kenya, LifeCare Hospitals has affirmed its commitment to providing quality healthcare as the hospital of choice,” added Dr John Tole the chief medical director- quality and standards at LifeCare Hospitals.