‘Housepital’ a word coined from ‘house’ and ‘hospital’ basically means, ‘a hospital in the house’. The professional services of a hospital are brought to your house, at the comfort of your home. As long as a patient does not require the intensive care unit (ICU) or theatre, they can successfully be treated from the comfort of their home.
HOUSEPITAL brings quality medical services to the Comfort of your HOME. This includes DOCTORS home Visits, including different cadres of medical specialists, 24 hour NURSING care, physiotherapy, delivery of medicines, some imaging such as portable ultrasound or portable X-ray and medical equipment for homecare such as hospital beds and oxygen concentrators. The highly qualified nurses can administer intravenous fluids and medications and monitor patients 24/7 at the comfort of their HOME.
This allows the relatives to manage their time better as the patient recovers from home. Patients on treatment for chronic illnesses or PALLIATIVE care can be managed while surrounded by their family.
What makes Housepital different from the traditional home-based care
Housepital introduces a new angle where highly trained and qualified nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals take their services to the patients in the comfort of their homes. It is the Hospital at home.
This sharply contrasts with the traditional home-based care concept, which mainly entailed nurse assistants or patients attendants taking care of patients only with chronic illnesses such as stroke and dementia. Housepital offers treatments for all other medical conditions that can be managed at home.
The making of Housepital
Medicine is an evolving field and innovation is key. When the Covid pandemic began, Dr Theophilus Wangata, a physician and lead consultant at Precise Healthcare in Nairobi, Kenya realised the need to fight the disease by treating patients from the comfort of their homes. Most patients diagnosed with Covid 19 preferred to be treated in the comfort of their homes; a phenomenon that lead to the inception of the Housepital.
At Precise Healthcare, the clinic offers other services, that include: General consultations, Weight loss services, pharmacy, laboratory, counselling services, imaging services, nutrition services and chiropractic services among others.
Dr Wangata, is widely travelled and has had the chance to see and learn the latest inventions in the healthcare industry in many countries abroad and has fully embraced home- based medical services as the new normal in this post covid era.
The relationship between the patient and the caregivers is personalised as there is a close one-on-one interaction between the two, which also extends to the family of the patient who are always keen to be briefed every step of the way.
This ensures that our patients’ medical issues are addressed in a timely manner and there is ease of communication between the Housepital staff and relatives of the patient, many who would be in different locations both locally and abroad. This helps ease any anxieties or uncertainties regarding the patient’s treatment among the close family members and relatives on the progress of the treatment.
Housepital under Precise Healthcare has partnered with various health institutions; ambulance and rescue institutions such as AMREF, CT and MRI scanning facilities, laboratories, doctors, nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists, ultrasound sonographers and other healthcare professionals to take treatments to the patient’s home. We also partner with logistics companies to ensure deliveries are done in a timely manner
We are in the process of bringing on board more partners for a better customer experience. Some of the insurance companies; both local and international have already started embracing our services for the medical treatment of their esteemed clients.
How does Housepital work?
Advantages of home-based medical care