Garu-Tempane District Hospital

Work has now started on the 5th hospital site in this project

Benefits

To you, your family and the local area.

Shorter Waiting Times

The new hospital will be capable of handling the expected 50% attendance increase in 2015

State-of-the-art Facility

The new hospital will have 21st Century equipment and facilities.

Capable of Expansion

The hospital is designed to be capable of expansion from 120 beds to 200 beds.

Extra Income

Woody vegetative matter from excavation activities will be offered to affected land users to be used for charcoal burning to provide extra income.

Recent statistics show that the Upper East Region of Ghana has over 1.3 million outpatient attendances and over 55,000 impatient admissions each year, with these figures growing.

Design

Each hospital has been adapted to suit the unique topography and geographical conditions of its location by a world class team of experts from the UK and Ghana.

The innovative design of the hospitals is aimed at providing a therapeutic environment to aid patient recovery while providing value for money by delivering hospitals which require minimal maintenance, have a low energy footprint and have the capacity for future expansion.

A comprehensive process of consultation with local landowners, farmers and other stakeholders has been undertaken ahead of and throughout the hospital build process.

The new hospital will have 21st Century equipment and facilities and is designed to be capable of expansion from 120 beds to 200 beds.

The goal is to support the sustainable advancement of healthcare in Ghana.

The goal is to support the sustainable advancement of healthcare in Ghana.

The proposed new hospital will house

  • Two operating theatres
  • Theatre recovery unit
  • Intensive care unit (ICU)
  • Surgical wards (male and female)
  • Medical wards (male and female)
  • Accident and emergency wards
  • Observation/out-patient ward
  • Maternity, obstetrics / gynaecology ward
  • Paediatric ward
  • Public health unit
  • Dental unit
  • Radiology unit
  • Pharmacy/dispensary
  • Laboratory
  • Blood bank
  • Consulting rooms
  • Reception/waiting area
  • Records office
  • Accommodation for core staff
  • Conference and training facilities
  • Kitchen, laundry
  • Hospital stores
  • Mortuary
  • Maintenance unit/workshop
  • Waste disposal unit

Bed Numbers

Adult and Paediatric Wards

  • Maternity, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department – Two Wards and Delivery = 32 beds
  • Male Surgical Ward = 14 beds
  • Female Surgical Ward = 14 beds
  • Pediatric Ward = 16 beds
  • Male Medical Ward = 14 beds
  • Female Medical Ward = 14 beds
  • Theatre Recovery Beds = 4 beds
  • Accident and Emergency = 6 bed (Triage)
  • Outpatients = 6 bed (Observation)
  • Mothers Hostel = 18 beds
  • Total: 138 beds
  • l L-shaped wards with central staff base supporting both wings
  • l Mix of of private and open wards
  • l Innovative central spine layout enables patients to look directly outside to therapeutic gardens and views beyond
  • l Garden space defined for each ward
  • l Variant for children

A strong, sustainable design concept based upon a series of distinct landscapes

Landscape Concept

'Care and Cure' concept employs international best practice for healthcare design incorporating therapeutic and functional garden spaces

  • A therapeutic environment – buildings in a landscape
  • Calming, relaxing and promoting healing
  • Celebrating views of the hospital and capturing views of the local area
  • Creating bespoke designs for each hospital responding to local environments using indigenous plants
  • Using traditional medicinal plants and herbs
  • ‘Woodland’ providing screening and shade
  • ‘Plantation’ with trees creating shade whilst maintaining views through
  • Formal gardens celebrating focal areas and entrances
  • Private gardens for each ward where patients can convalesce, relax and meet relatives
  • Open ‘Savannah’ areas providing longer views across the site and beyond
  • Swales creating attractive and effective water courses managing water flows in rainy seasons
  • Play areas for children

Hospital Progress

Keep up to date with Dodowa build progress

Built To Care Ghana Project Showcased at the Africa Healthcare Summit 2017

By | Abetifi, Dodowa, Fomena, Garu-Tempane, Kumawu, Press, Progress, Sekondi, Takoradi | No Comments

Head of Business Development at NMS Infrastructure, Nicholas Oliver, lead a panel discussion at the Africa Healthcare Summit in London to showcase the Built To Care Ghana Project.

The panel was made up of Sam Hoexter from UK Export Finance, Polly Barker from architects tp Bennet and Ed Harking from Fieldstone Private Capital Group, with the session well received by all present.

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NMSI Support the Ghana Institution of Surveyors Annual Seminar

By | Abetifi, Dodowa, Fomena, Garu-Tempane, Giving Back, Kumawu, Sekondi, Takoradi | No Comments

On 28 and 29 October, the Ghana Institution of Surveyors held their annual seminar and it was with great delight that NMSI and Genelec Support Services (GSS) were asked to attend as part of the panel discussions.

Jacob Yalley, Head QS of NMSI-GSS, an up and coming chartered Quantity Surveyor, spoke about robotics in the
construction industry. His discussion included: on-site real time cameras, drone technology and project monitoring;
reliance on cloud computing and remote working; developing ICT systems on medical record (Mentisoft),
pharmaceutical and warehouse management systems; and communications with online conferencing for global workforce. The other panellist included a chartered quantity surveyor and a real-estate academic from a local university.

Damian Malins, NMSI’s Construction Manager and Projects Director, also gave a presentation to the delegates. This presentation covered the major steps in the construction process of the ‘Built To Care Ghana’ Hospital Project and how lessons can be learnt. He also discussed the key issue of work force management, highlighting the importance of employment from within the local community.

The seminar was insightful and informative and allowed a diverse amount of knowledge sharing. It also ensured that those who attended were better informed of the most up to date and new trends affecting their industry. ICT is becoming very important, and soon robotics in the construction industry will enhance productivity and efficiency in this field of works.

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UKEF Pay Tribute To the Success of this Built To Care Project!

By | Abetifi, Dodowa, Fomena, Garu-Tempane, Kumawu, Press, Progress, Sekondi, Takoradi | No Comments

Twice in recent months, UK Export Finance (UKEF) have paid tribute to the success of this Built To Care Ghana project, where they helped with the financing of these new 120 district hospitals…

The first video is of UKEF chief executive, Louis Taylor, speaking to Business Reporter about their work with helping UK companies finding the right finance or insurance to succeed in selling overseas, while the second video is of David Ludlow, head of international business development at UK Export Finance (UKEF), telling TXF how the UK’s export credit agency is broadening its operational scope in Africa to support more exports to the continent.

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