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Gonaïves, Haïti

The project supports the design and construction of a new regional hospital and facilities, focused mainly on mother and child services, with 200 beds, in Gonaïves. Designed using principles of sustainable development, the project’s objective was to improve the quality of and access to specialized healthcare services for the Artibonite regional department. The project also aimed to improve the healthcare system by establishing a prototype that could be reproduced throughout the country’s regional departments.

Planning covered the following services spread among 12 operating units: medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, surgery, ORL and ophthalmology, emergency, intensive care, the operating suite, odontology, social assistance and psychosocial support, and physiotherapy. The laboratories were designed according to the standards of the Laboratoire National du Batiment et des Travaux Publics d’Haïti.

A waiting village with capacity for 100 people is reserved for families of hospitalized patients. And to ensure the retention of hospital personnel, a housing component (studios and apartments) has been organized on the hospital site.

SERVICES RENDERED: Integrated architecture and engineering services, validation of programming and all services related to the design and supervision of work.  Coordination with the MSPP to meet the regional hospitals’ standards. Work done by AAU+Ædifica with SNC-Lavalin as a consortium
CLIENT: UNOPS, for Haiti’s Ministère de la Santé publique et de la Population (department of public health and the population)
BUDGET: CAD$14,300,000 Area: 7000m2 building, 3000 m2 of outdoor covered circulation
Design completed in June 2012; work completed in March 2014
FUNDING: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

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