As of the end of July there was a skilled workforce of 893 labourers, managers, carpenters, masons, engineers on 5 active hospital sites across Ghana. The workforce is in the majority made up of Ghanaians, with almost 75% of those employed from within the local communities, to where the sites are based.
The Ghana Heath Service (GHS) and NMS Infrastructure organised a 4-day HR workshop to discuss the human resources plan for the new district hospitals being built in Fomena and Kumawu, in order to ensure that the hospitals are well staffed and operated to an optimum level as soon as they become operational.
The workshop, including field visits, was well attended and proved a success.
A video was created to help people understand the vision behind the design and construction of these new District Hospitals in Ghana.[vimeo width=”500″ height=”400″]https://vimeo.com/132187686[/vimeo]
2015 Architects for Health annual Design Awards
TP Bennett, the lead architects for the design on this project, alongside 2 other entries, were shortlisted in the 2015 Architects for Health Annual Design Awards in the category of “International Project – An outstanding health care building that is located in a place outside the UK”and were announced winners on the 22nd June at a ceremony in London.
A testament to the quality of the designs! Congratulations.
The second of our District Hospital sites is now visible on Google Earth! This image appears to be a few weeks old now, as there has been lots of development and progress since, but it still impressive to see. Thank you Google.
There is now a skilled workforce of 950 labourers, managers, carpenters, masons, engineers on 5 active hospital sites across Ghana. The workforce is in the majority made up of Ghanaians, with almost 75% of those employed from within the local communities, to where the sites are based.
As part of construction site requirements and our push to increase the level and standards of Health and Safety Training across the whole project, here we have the Fomena District Hospital site workers going through a successful Fire Training Session.
Progress at the Fomena site is rolling out. In the residential buildings, which are completely built externally, plumbing work is underway as well as plastering and spraying of walls. Roofing and internal ceiling work is complete and the electrical installation is well underway. The main clinical building has had 100% of the formwork for slab completed along with a full installation of ducting. In the Traditional Medicine building, doors and windows are fitted and painting is nearly complete.