Anandaban Hospital established in 1957, is the main leprosy referral hospital in Nepal providing vital free healthcare to people affected by leprosy. Over years, the hospital has expanded organically over the hilly terrain – rendering it difficult for hospital staff to move patients between different facilities.
Anandaban aims to recover from the earthquake in 2015 and redevelop the hospital so its facilities enable it to be a model of good practice for 21st century leprosy care and disability inclusion.
Due to the location of the Hospital in an earthquake zone, seismic considerations have been at the forefront of the design process. Following the design of the Masterplan A25 has been appointed by TLMEW to design a new three-storey earthquake resistant Trauma Centre at the centre of the site. The new centre will provide crucial up to date facilities including an A&E Department, Operating Department, Maternity Department and Emergency Wards. The new building is cut into the sloped site and uses the existing contours of the site to allow direct level access on the ground and lower ground floor.
Our aim is to ensure that patients in the future 150-bed hospital are comfortable, safe, and have the best possible treatment and rehabilitation at an affordable cost to the poor.
The overall design for the new building is now almost complete and the project is moving into the next stage – detailed design.
Current Update: December 2017
Following an extended design development phase with consultancy from leading seismic experts, the technical drawings are now being prepared by Article 25 and their local engineering partners in Nepal.
Work is due to start on site in 2018, with completion of the new hospital building expected in 2020.
Working with: The Leprosy Mission England and Wales
Location: Lalitpur, Nepal
Expected Completion: 2020
Impact: 40 new beds in the new Trauma Centre