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Kumawu District Hospital

The third hospital site in this project is progressing well


To you, your family and the local area.

Shorter Waiting Times

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

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.

Hospital attendance in the Sekyere Kumawu District has been steadily rising over the last few years and this new district hospital is vital to increase healthcare capacity in the area.


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

Kumawu Celebrates National Tree Planting Day

By Kumawu, Press

The Government of Ghana earmarked 9th of June as the National Tree Planting Day. As part of the celebrations, the Kumawu Forest District of Forestry Commission undertook ceremonial tree planting at the Kumawu District Hospital site.

The Green Ghana Initiative seeks to create a collective action towards restoration of degraded landscapes in the country, mitigate climate change and inculcate in the youth the values of planting and nurturing trees and their associated benefits.

A public ceremony was be held in commemoration of the event at the project site. This involved the chief of Kumawu, the District Chief executive and other dignitaries from the Forestry commission, the Ghana Health service, and students from Tweneboah Kodua Secondary school. The Kumawu District Forest had a target of two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) seedlings. Tree species that were planted on site included polyalthia spp., royal palm spp., coconut trees among others.

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.



HIV/AIDS Training at Kumawu

By Kumawu, Press, Uncategorized

On 9th September, two health educators from Kumawu Polyclinic conducted training at the Kumawu Hospital site to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and the use of HIV/AIDS prevention methods.

Between January to July 2022, a total of 170 people from the surrounding area were screened for HIV, with 19 of those testing positive. With the number of recorded infections increasing, training included the identification of symptoms, stages of HIV/AIDs and the safe use of condoms. 217 workers in total participated, with condoms distributed to all.