Kenya’s Tenwek Hospital mulls construction of cardiothoracic centre

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Kenya's Tenwek Hospital mulls construction of cardiothoracic centre
Photo: Triad

In collaboration with , Triad Architects are designing a Cardiothoracic Centre for Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya.

Located 300m west of the main Tenwek Hospital campus, the new ultramodern center will provide a 176 bed-self-contained surgical center within a 4-storey building.
It is composed of 2 interlinked blocks connected through a central core with 3 hospital lifts and a W-shaped ramp and staircases.

Designed for both outpatients and inpatients, the building is equipped with spaces and facilities such as examination rooms, pharmacy, lab, blood bank, CT and X-ray machines, endoscopy suite, recovery room, training center, conference hall, offices, heart surgery suite, preoperative holding area and a post anesthesia care center and the general wards accommodating 80 patient beds.

The patient wards are designed to provided a healing environment through large floor to ceiling windows which provide soothing picturesque views of the undulating green hills beyond Tenwek valley.

The noticeable hospital chapel is defined by two thick curved concrete running through all floors which mimics a candle flame when interior lights are on at night. It is inspired by the metaphor of Christ being the light of the world.The construction is scheduled to commence early 2021.

Source: Triad Architects

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