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

Renovation of Kungaruu Primary School

By | Garu-Tempane, Giving Back, Press, Progress | No Comments

As part of NMSI’s “giving back project”, the dilapidated Kugrago Primary School
building in the Garu-Tempane District of the Upper East Region was renovated by a
team of NMSI’s local employees and volunteers.

The NMSI funded project included the refurbishment of both external and internal
parts of the structure; renovation of one classroom with a concrete floor; and a football
pitch with corner flags and goal posts among others.

The Headmaster of the school, Joseph Ayambila, said he was “extremely thrilled” to have received the
support from NMSI.

Caroline Young, the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at NMSI said the company is delighted at
the support given to the community. “This is what we enjoy doing. It is not just about bringing a new
district hospital to the area; it is also about what we can do for the community”.

 

NMSI renovates Kugrago Primary School in the Garu-Tempane District

By | Garu-Tempane, Giving Back, Progress | No Comments

As part of NMSI’s “giving back project”, the dilapidated Kugrago Primary School building in the Garu-Tempane District of the Upper East Region was renovated by a team of NMSI employees and local volunteers.

The NMSI funded project included the refurbishment of both external and internal parts of the structure; renovation of one classroom with a concrete floor; and the renovation of a football pitch with corner flags and goal posts among others.

The Headmaster of the school, Joseph Ayambila, said he was “extremely thrilled” to be have received the support from NMSI.

Caroline Young, the Corporate and Social Responsibility Manager at NMSI said the company is delighted at the support given to the community. “This is what we enjoy doing. It is not just about bringing a new district hospital to the area; it is also about what we can also do for the community”.

Link to story online:

Graphic.com / Citi FM online / GhanaWeb.com

Kugrago 4 Kugrago 1Front Cover Pic - Kugrago