Patients at Provide International Hospital, Kayole, are set to recuperate under improved conditions after Superfoam Mattresses donated 20 special hospital mattress for wards, examination and theatre beds.
Superfoam, a mattress manufacturing company, made the donations as part of celebrations in marking the 2019 International World Sleep Day. The hospital, run by an NGO, provides nutrition and reproductive healthcare services to vulnerable people living in Nairobi slum areas.
“We are pleased to contribute towards promoting proper sleep and rest, not only for the sick but also for the healthy population as we mark this year’s World Sleep Day.
In this case, patients and mothers who have brought new life to the world need a proper place to rest and recover quickly so that they can go home and start enjoying their motherhood journey,” said Mike Fischer, Superfoam’s Chief Executive Officer.
Fisher noted sound sleep and rest are essential in a patient’s recovery journey adding that Superfoam will continue investing in quality mattresses.
“We continue pioneering innovations in manufacture of quality mattresses that guarantee healthy sleep. We also commit to support World Sleep Day in order to create awareness for the benefits people accrue from having a good night’s sleep,” the CEO said.
He further urged Kenyans to develop better sleeping habits in a bid to boost human physical and psychological performance. Provide International Hospital director Jonah Kitheka launded the mattress donations terming the mattresses covers as “easy to clean and disinfect.
Kitheka decried insufficient funds to equip the hospital despite the facility serving high numbers of patients.
“We receive patients from different places in Nairobi County and beyond. However, we do not have the recommended hospital mattresses. Most of our mattresses are not covered in rexin as recommended for hospital beds,” Kitheka said as he received the donation.
He thanked Superfoam for a “timely and adequate act” further calling for more support for the hospital which had appealed for support in December last year. “We made a public appeal for medical equipment last year. Today, as we commemorate World Sleep Day, Superfoam has greatly contributed to the recovery process of patients in our facility,” Kitheka noted.
Citing high numbers of patients at the hospital, Kitheka said the hospital “lacked sufficient sleeping pads” and revealed that not all patients secure beds at the hospital.
“These mattresses will improve our services in the hospital as we strive to provide affordable but quality health services.” Esther Njoki, a mother who delivered at the hospital applauded Superfoam for donating mattresses to the hospital.
“I am a young mother with little income to feed my family. A prolonged stay in this hospital may increase my bill but resting on this new mattress will accelerate my recovery. Thank you Superfoam for facilitating my recovery,” the elated mother said.
World Sleep Day is an annual event organized by World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society.
According to the Society, the day aims to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, and social aspects and driving. The day also aims to le