Machakos hospital was built in 1922 to serve the soldiers of the First World War. The Hospital became a health center in 1945 and served as a district hospital until 2008 when it was elevated to a level 5 Hospital in recognition of the fact that it serves as a referral facility for the entire Machakos county, and neighboring counties. The hospital is a teaching institution for Machakos Medical Training College (MTC) and also hosts interns from University of Nairobi Medical School and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. In the recent past it has also been considered as a teaching hospital for Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Mt.Kenya universities.
The projected catchment population for Machakos County (2016) was 1,263,139 .The hospital serves this population and also other populations from neighboring counties of Nairobi, Makueni, Kitui and Kajiado .
Machakos Level 5 Hospital aspires to be an ultramodern hospital providing specialized healthcare to satisfy customer needs.
The mission of Machakos Level 5 Hospital is to provide high quality, equitable accessible, affordable curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health services through inpatient, outpatient outreaches teaching and training services.
Professionalism; Services at the hospital are offered in appropriate and acceptable manner to fit the needs of each client regardless of social status.
Efficiency; Being efficient and effective in our approach to give best services each time.
Integrity; Staff at the hospital offer services with honesty and with understanding of individual client needs.
Compassion; Staff carry themselves with empathy and are considerate of clients’ feelings and suffering.
Adherence to standards; Staff adhere to set standards and guidelines at all times.