The history of Matata Nursing Hospital (MNH) goes back to 1992 when it started as a small community health outreach spearheaded by Mr. John Malago. Since then the small community health outreach has moved from behind the shop in Oyugis Town to its current status where it has its own premises and running as a fully fledged level four hospital.
The hospital is registered as a limited company with Board of Directors who are appointed by the trustees within the framework of community interests. The hospital employs 90 people composed of medical doctors, nurses, clinicians, technicians, clerks, casuals and management. It was registered as a hospital by the Ministry of Health in 1992.
The hospital has 120 bed capacity providing comprehensive health services to the communities from Homabay County and its environs. The hospital has a surgical theater, X-ray, Medical Laboratory, Dental clinic, HIV/AIDs clinic, MCH/FP/PMTCT+ and other comprehensive clinical health care services. Most of the equipment were provided with support from Matata Foundation, Development Partners, International NGOs and well wishers. The hospital has also a mortuary and runs community Mobile clinics in hard to reach areas.