Harpur Memorial Hospital in Menouf is upgrading its Operating Room facilities. The planned changes will ensure better cleaning, work flow and infection control. The drivers for improving the facilities are the increase in the number of surgeries and the establishment of the PAACS (Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons) surgery training program.
The planned upgrades to the Operating Rooms are:
Bring the floors up to standard by sealing them and filling in all corners for efficient cleaningEnlarge and restructure the instrument cleaning areaRemove the large windows that are rusting and tile the wallsAdd a dressing room to the doctors’ loungeConvert the previous entry hall into a secure Pre-op AreaMove the secretary out of the clean area and into a new reception area in front of the Operating RoomsReopen the Recovery Room with two rolling, adjustable stretchers and add two patient monitorsPaint the walls and ceilings of the entire surgery suite with white, gloss paintPurchase two chromed wire rolling shelving unitsPurchase and install in the central area a large white board to list scheduled operationsRemove the existing porcelain sinks and replace them with a standard stainless-steel scrub sink
UPDATE: the hospital has finished the main renovations of the operating rooms. However, there is still a need for basic orthopedic instruments, which costs around $3,000USD.