The functions of the Hospital as enumerated in the Legal Notice No. 78 of 12th June 1998 of the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) are:
- To receive patients on referral from other Hospitals or institutions within or outside Kenya for specialized health care.
- To provide facilities for medical education for Moi University and for Research either directly or through other co-operating health institutions.
- To provide facilities for education and training in nursing and other health and allied professions.
- To participate as a national referral Hospital in national health Planning.