CampbellReith Receives Awards Recognition and Presidential Acclaim from Community Projects in Africa

6 April 2016

Shai Osudoku District Hospital in Ghana, the first of six being designed by CampbellReith, has been officially inaugurated this week by the Ghana President, H.E. John Dramani Mahama.

The event, hosted by the Ghanaian Ministry of Health, took place on Monday 4 April 2016 in the presence of the media, visitors and most of the workers involved in this project. All gathered to celebrate the result of three years of hard work.

CampbellReith Partner Simon Boots is in Ghana participating in the inauguration and said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the entire NMS Infrastructure team. The Shai Osudoku District Hospital is the first of six new District Hospitals to be built across Ghana and marks a new era in healthcare facilities for the country. The construction of these hospitals has utilised both local and international construction techniques to deliver cost effective and modern facilities.”

Shai Osudoku Hospital is located in Dodowa, in the South of Ghana. Together with the five other hospitals to follow, it will bring modern healthcare to communities who otherwise need to make lengthy and hazardous journeys on foot or overcrowded road networks to facilities in the nearest urban centres.

The hospitals will transform the lives of those living in each district and they have been engineered to provide an optimum solution bringing together the best of modern facilities, modern construction methods, knowledge transfer of these methods, and the use of new technologies to achieve a sustainable user friendly layout that economically addresses the site constraints.

The Ghana District Hospitals project is receiving great recognition in the UK for its impact. CampbellReith has been shortlisted for the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2016 and the New Civil Engineering Awards for its International Impact. Mike Allen, Senior Partner at the Practice, said: “Being shortlisted has been fantastic recognition of the effort from all involved in the Ghana Hospitals project, which will hugely impact people’s lives”.

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