Teaching Hospital - Tamale
A Teaching Hospital usually combines assistance to patients with teaching to medical students and this kind of hospital is often linked to a medical school. The University for Development School (UDS) which is situated in the Northern Region-Tamale has a Medical School which is not linked directly to any Teaching Hospital. As a result, they resort to sending the students to the south to study at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Korle -Bu Teaching Hospital in Kumasi and Accra respectively. The students are faced with lots of challenges- change of environment, new faces to live with, new methods of teaching and learning etc which they cannot compromise. There is therefore the urgent need for a Teaching Hospital close enough to the Medical School so as to facilitate high standards of teaching and learning. This project can only succeed if the various stakeholders- the UDS Medical School, the Government of Ghana and the community at large collaborate intensively. A Teaching Hospital in the Northern part of Ghana will attract workers and investors and also reduce migration to the south. This project will not only reduce migration but also serve as a source of revenue for the country since the health delivery system will be patronised by the neighbouring countries such as Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali for example.
A design thesis report submitted to the Department of Architecture, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Post graduate Diploma Certificate in Architecture, 2009