King Hamad University Hospital, BahrainFri, 23 Sep 2011 09:50:48
The new King Hamad University Hospital is one of the largest public sector health projects to be constructed in Bahrain. The complex will accommodate over three hundred beds spread across three four-storey buildings each linked by enclosed bridges. Facilities include six operating theatres, A&E along with medical specialties including obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatal and paediatrics. The hospital will also provide in and out-patient facilities along with clinical training for the adjacent Bahrain Medical University.
Curraheen Hospital, Cork, IrelandFri, 23 Sep 2011 09:46:13
The new Curraheen hospital in Cork, part funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE), charitable donations and the hospitals fundraising efforts replaces an existing hospital, also incorporating the Marymount Hospice. The 15,000m² hospital has been designed to maximise natural light, featuring four separate radiating wings. To maximise available space the roof doubles as a garden area, whilst the building has been designed to the latest renewable energy guidelines, heated by a combined heat and power unit (which also generates electricity) and a biomass (wood chip) boiler. Solar panels fitted to the atrium roof skylights also supplement hot water requirements.