Hospital Master Plan and Facilities Assessment
Mission hospitals have been a crucial part of the provision of medical care in Zambia for decades. As the nature of health care continues to change, mission hospitals are in need of additional planning and design to help them grow and operate in an effective and sustainable manner. Given this, Mukinge Mission Hospital and SIM (Serving in Mission) are seeking a facility assessment, the development of a multi-disciplinary master site plan, and conceptual architectural design of a new missionary children’s Learning Centre.
Established in the early 1950s with the aim of providing quality health care services to the rural people of Kasempa and beyond, Mukinge Mission Hospital has a 200-plus bed capacity and is currently the only such referral facility in the district. The Hospital is owned by the Evangelical Church in Zambia and is affiliated to Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ) giving it a strong spiritual founding.
The Hospital has seven inpatient wards, including general medical/surgical (male and female), maternity (1,300–1,400 deliveries per year), paediatrics, isolation, TB, and malnutrition. There is also a busy outpatient department with 160–180 patients seen daily. In the coming 3-5 years, the hospital is looking to begin a PAACS program which would allow them to grow their capacity for the training of more surgeons and this project trip would further assist in facilitating planning for the required qualifying facilities.
The EMI team will visit the hospital campus to engage with program directors and participants, capturing the vision and goals of the programs/ departments. We will work with hospital leadership to assess the current challenges, desired growth, and projected needs to develop a strategic approach for the future growth of the hospital.
Deliverables will include a report and drawings that identify and create a guide for the modification, expansion, and renovation of the facility to support the hospital's plan, mission, and vision. The facility assessment will provide a snapshot of the existing facility while the master site plan will act as a guiding document for the next 5-10 years of upgrades and development.
We are excited to serve Mukinge Mission Hospital/SIM as they seek to provide “Quality Health Care with God’s Love”. Would you prayerfully consider joining this team to support the hospital's efforts to improve healthcare and save lives in Zambia?
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