District Hospitals

5 brand new ultra modern 80-bed Hospitals will be built on this project

The 80-Bed Hospitals are here to support the sustainable advancement of healthcare in Zambia


The Hospital buildings are designed to invoke civic pride amongst the population, with a strong visual presence: The main entrances are grand yet welcoming with waiting areas that are bright, airy and high ceilings.  The buildings sit within a green landscape, with large windows giving views of nature, creating a natural landscape for healing.

The new 80-Bed Hospitals will house the following:

  • Main hospital building
  • In-patients wards
  • Maternity ward
  • Plant rooms
  • Services hub containing kitchens, laundry, workshops, storage and ancillary support facilities
  • Staff residential accommodation
  • Visitors accommodation
  • Mortuary
  • Water tower
  • Main entrance gate
  • As well as associated external works, including: covered pedestrian walkways, vehicular access roads, car parking and landscaping.

Main Clinical Building

On arrival at the hospital, patients and visitors will first reach the main clinical building, where visitors will be directed to:

  • Out-patients department
  • Pharmacy
  • Accident and Emergency
  • In-patient wards
  • Public health

Adult Wards

The wards are located away from the main entrances, giving them privacy and peace.   Each ward building contains a Surgical and a Medical Ward.  The wards are light and airy with maximum use of daylight and natural ventilation.  Single private bedrooms with en-suites, patient showers and toilets, and flexible television rooms are positioned at the ends of the wards.

Ward bed numbers:

  • Male: 20 beds
  • Female: 18 beds
  • Paediatric: 18 beds

Maternity Building

The maternity building sits to the side of the site, accessed by a different vehicular route to the main clinical hub building, with a dedicated arrival area with reception and consultation rooms.  Bed numbers:

  • Pre-natal: 10 beds
  • Post-natal: 10 beds
  • Delivery: 3 beds

Paediatric Ward

  • Medical and Surgical: 18 beds

Mothers’ Shelter

A place to stay for expecting mothers who are about to go into labour. There are internal and external communal cooking and dining areas, along with showers and toilets.

Steel Frame

There will be a mixture of traditional braced steel frames and light steel frames throughout the superstructure of these District Hospital, while all walls will be designed using a lightweight Structural Framing System.

Staff Housing

In order to help with the staffing of these brand new District Hospitals, staff accommodation has been designed into the overall layout of the sites, providing a mixture of:

  • Two bedroom houses
  • Three bedroom houses