The Tamale Hospital was founded in 1973, build by a British construction company after a design by a British architect. After thirty years, the lack of maintenance and funds, created problems which became insurmountable. The hospital was in a deplorable state and considered to be a death trap for its patients.
The government decided to reform the hospital into a teaching hospital with a cooperation with the medical University in Tamale and created with the help of the Dutch government funds for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the hospital.
After several attempts of making plans by different parties, we started in 2009 with a new master plan for the hospital to upgrade the facility to 400 beds.
In the first phase of the expansion and rehabilitation we added a new facility for the main hospital departments, like Accident & Emergency, Imaging centre, Maternity ward, Surgical Suite, ICU and CSSD. The existing facility was completely stripped and refurbished. Phase one was finished and handed over to the client in 2014.
In the second phase, construction started begin 2015, several new buildings will be added. A new ward block, an extension of the Accident & Emergency, a dialysis department, a new eye clinic and a new Maternity block and a new mortuary are under construction. When these new buildings are finished, the hospital will have a capacity of 800 beds.
Eventually the future 3rd phase will extend the hospital to a 1000 beds.