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Fomena District Hospital

The second hospital site in this project


To you, your family and the local area.

Shorter Waiting Times

The new hospital will be capable of handling an expected 50% attendance increase

Capable of Expansion

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

State-of-the-art Facility

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

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.

The new hospital will house Adansi North District’s first publicly owned, dedicated maternity centre ensuring that more women will have access to health workers during pregnancy and childbirth.


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

Prostate Cancer Awareness Talk at Kumawu

By Fomena, Press, Uncategorized

A health talk on prostate cancer was delivered to 268 workers at the Kumawu District Hospital site on 13th February.

Three health professionals visited the site to engage workers on varied topics relating to prostate cancer, including:

  • What prostate cancer is
  • The causes of prostate cancer
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Diagnosis and treatment

Presidential Visit to Fomena Hospital Site

By Fomena, Press, Progress, Uncategorized

President Akufo-Addo, together with the Hon. Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, local MPs and traditional Chiefs visited the 120-bed facility at Fomena Hospital on 4th November 2020 to inspect the progress made.

Fred Hsu and Kwadwo Oware represented NMSI and guided the President and officials on their tour of the facilities. The NMSI-Soland team has successfully transformed the site from ‘dormancy’ into a vibrant construction site in just a few weeks.

The event was a great success in showcasing the quality of workmanship in advance of the reactivation of the UKEF-backed loan and was attended by several hundred guests, including Ghana Health Service employees and local stakeholders.

First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Training at Fomena

By Fomena, Press, Progress

12 members of the Fomena District Hospital construction team were taken through First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Training on 13th and 14th of July. The aim of the training was to refresh and increase their knowledge and awareness levels in emergency preparedness, basic first aid, methods of assessment and the transmission of illness. The session proved to be a success with a number of new first aiders appointed to support the site’s Health & Safety Officer.