Goodlife Pharmacy and the Lancet Group of Labs have inked a collaborative partnership deal that will from this month see Lancet establish and operate laboratory patient service centres within selected Goodlife Pharmacy locations. This will enable easier, better and more convenient access to quality lab test services to patients and health consumers in Kenya.
Tuesday 29th of May marked the official launch of the partnership between Lancet and Goodlife at a ceremony that took place at the Goodlife Pharmacy at Westgate Mall. The event culminating in the ribbon-cutting officially opened the first facility under the new partnership. In attendance from Goodlife was CEO Amaan Khalfan and COO Justin Melvin among other top management staff. From Lancet Dr. Ahmed Kalebi the CEO was there together with a team of directors and his top management.
These lab service centres are being co-branded Lancet at Goodlife or Lancet@Goodlife labs, offering lab services to patients in easily accessible, secure, convenient and comfortable environments provided by Goodlife stores, whereby patients will be served in dedicated and customised phlebotomy rooms located within selected Goodlife stores across the country. Patients and health consumers will also be able to check-in at the pharmacy store and be reviewed at the lab patient service centre. All samples will be collected professionally, handled to the highest possible standards, and sent to an accredited Lancet laboratory facility which is nearby where tests will be carried out, with results availed to the patient and designated doctor electronically.
The first six Lancet@Goodlife patient service centres have already been set-up at Greenspan Mall, Ridgeways mall Kiambu, Valley Arcade Mall Lavington, Langata Road Karen, Rupa’s Mall Eldoret and Westgate Mall in Westlands. These will be followed by more than 30 other centres expected to be launched this year in Kenya and in Uganda.
The innovative partnership brings together Goodlife’s and Lancet’s mutual objective to bring differentiated quality services closer to the people. Through this partnership with Goodlife’s growing network, Lancet’s laboratory footprint will be doubled across Kenya, enabling patients and health consumers to access a wide range of quality laboratory services in a convenient and comfortable setting where they frequent during their regular routines.
With the convenient location of Goodlife stores, this partnership will enable patients coming from seeing their doctors with lab and pharmacy prescriptions, to access both services with one visit.
Pathologists Lancet Kenya Limited is part of the Lancet Group of Laboratories, originally founded in South Africa and home-grown in Africa to become a leading pathology laboratory service in the continent.
They provide vital diagnostic, monitoring and screening testing from routine to specialized and esoteric tests through standalone laboratory facilities and in partnership with other institutions and organizations.
Committed to providing diagnostic excellence, Lancet adhere to international criteria set out according to ISO Standard 15189 in all our service points. Our main laboratory is ISO15189 certified and accredited by SANAS since 2010, while our other key branch laboratories are accredited by KENAS namely Parklands, Eastleigh, Mombasa and Thika