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Title: Cardiothoracic Centre, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi
Authors: Danquah-Boateng, Richard Ampem
Issue Date: 10-Sep-1997
Series/Report no.: 2331;
Abstract: Disease is a universal phenomenon and therefore affects all people everywhere, but not always to the same degree or in the same way. This no doubt explains why health delivery becomes indispensable and without socio-economic development shall be impaired. According to Susan Sontay; a hospital Architect: “illness is an unlikely, yet familiar, stimulus for metaphor”. According to her illness is an issue of physical trauma and culture reckon with disease and has little to do with each other. Rapid quest to develop, bringing about industraliasation especially in the developing countries in the recent years have change eating habits and have also polluted the environment. This has no doubt affected respiratory system and subsequently cardiac and cardiothoracic system. The heart is a sensitive organ which when affected or impaired can lead to morbidity, high mortality rates and other attendant diseases or problems. These problems are so sensitive that it needs a consulted effort from the government to address. It is because of this that the government help establish a Cardiothoracic center at Korle – Bu in 1992. The work load and pressure on it from within and internationally has necessitated a second one at Komfo Anokye teaching hospital the realization of this need and as a contribution to the development of the national health delivery system. It has been chosen to compile, analyse and synthesis required background information and present a design proposal of such a facility for implementation as design thesis for the postgraduate diploma in architecture The procedure for the thesis has been first to present a general background information on cardiovascular and cardiothoracic issue in the country focusing on the Northern Sector of the country and for that matter in the macro sense of the whole country in totality. Flowing from this, feasibility studies were then undertaken to review Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and establish the need and viability of the project in the light of current economic, social and health conditions in Ghana. Certain related disciplines, such as chest and respiratory problems were selected and critical areas for a health delivery of this sort and comparative studies made on them.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1997
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3456
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