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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

Fomena Hospital now Operational

By Fomena, Press, Progress

The new hospital in Fomena is now operational, with the maternity ward, outpatient department, paediatrics ward and dental facilities now all in use. From the initial concept and planning, to the first baby being born there last week, this amazing project will transform healthcare in the region.

The state-of-the-art facilities will reduce disease and increase the vaccination rate. The dedicated maternity centre will provide more women with access to healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth, reducing neonatal deaths.

The hospital has brought jobs to the area as well as healthcare, with increased training opportunities for those living near the site.

The hospital can play a vital role in the monitoring of public health. Should a disease outbreak occur (measles, cholera) the well-equipped hospital will not only be able to quickly spot such an epidemic, but also take steps to quell it before it becomes more widespread.

Equipment Training Begins at Fomena District Hospital

By Fomena, Press, Progress

A joint visit to Fomena District Hospital by the client’s technical team (PIU) and NMSI’s ICMT team took place between 19th-23rd June, for clinical equipment joint inspections and acceptance.

Led by Saqub Qureshi (ICMT Project Manager) and managed by Samuel Amponsah-Tuffour and Erica Awindor (Ghana ICMT Team), training on the clinical equipment and MEP systems has now commenced, encompassing operating theatre equipment, x-ray, mortuary, intensive care and maternity.

Ministerial Site Visits

By Fomena, Kumawu, Progress

The Regional Minister and Queen Mother of Fomena visited Fomena District Hospital in March to ascertain progress made on the project.

Also in attendance were the District Health Director of Fomena, the Assistant Police District Commander, the Fomena Fire Commander, representatives from the nursing training school and two secondary school attendees.

Meanwhile, Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu recently visited the Kumawu District Hospital site to inspect progress. The Minister was reported in national media as expressing his satisfaction with progress, remarking on the high quality of the work.