Dodowa District Hospital

Work has completed, with technical handover on-going, at the first 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.

The existing Shai-Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa was established as a health centre in 1985. Attendance at the hospital has more than tripled from 13,080 to over 42,000 between 2009 and 2012. Hospital attendance is expected to increase further by 50 % in 2015. The Dodowa District Hospital will help solve the growing attendance crisis, providing faster and cheaper care for the Dodowa community.

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

Winner at the 2016 British Expertise International Awards

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Lead architects for the “Built To Care Ghana” district hospital programme, UK based TP Bennett, won the prestigious first prize for “Outstanding International Architecture Project” against still international competition at the 2016 British Expertise International Awards. The award celebrates the most influential architectural project with a focus on: innovative concept, strong local impact, meeting technical and cultural challenges, as well as creating a sustainable outcome.  Congratulations to all involved!

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Dodowa Construction Team Awards

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The Ceremonial Handover was the perfect occasion to celebrate the excellent contribution made by all the local Ghanaian workforce involved in the build of the Hospital in Dodowa, with specific awards being presented to 6 outstanding members of the team, who excelled in their work.

The President personally presented each winner with a plaque and certificate to mark their achievements and it proved to be a fitting and well received moment during the ceremony.

The award winners were:

Abraham Zorh – Building Supervisor

Bright Avorkah – Plant Operator

William Tetteh – Building Foreman

Samuel Addo – Steel Worker

Emilia Barkey Tettah – Site Administrator

Sammy Okai Laryea – Provider of Resource and Building Services

The outstanding work of Site Manager, Francis Yore, was also recognised.

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The Ceremonial Handover of the Shai Osudoku District Hospital

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On Monday 4th April, the new award winning Shai Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa was ceremonially handed over by the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama.

The event, hosted by the Ghanaian Ministry of Health, was extremely well attended by Ministers, Parliamentarians, Chiefs, Elders, site workers and the townsfolk, as well as many of the Ghanaian and British stakeholders involved in the project.

The event was also attended by the British MP and UK Minister for Africa, The Hon. James Duddridge, as well as British MP Adam Afriyie, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Africa.

The Ceremonial Handover marks a key milestone for Ghana’s healthcare transformation.

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