Want To Build A Hospital In Haiti? Consider These Elements
If you want to build a hospital in Haiti, there are some very specific things that you need to consider. This type of building has the power to completely change communities, uplifting them, and promoting public health. As such, they need to be constructed correctly and soundly.
Building a hospital in Haiti can change the shape of a community and the lives of people who live miles around it, so you want to get this right. Veerhouse Voda specializes in steel frame and EPS construction with production facilities in both Haiti and the DR. Our buildings, including hospitals and medical facilities, have significant advantages over others.
If you are thinking about building a hospital in Haiti, there are some elements that you need to consider.
Communities Need To Trust Their Hospitals
Communities that haven’t had a hospital are often filled with people who are hesitant to seek out medical help because of the horror stories they’ve heard in the past. Cultivating trust within that community starts by building a hospital that looks and feels trustworthy. This means that it stays clean, looks and feels sturdy, and can withstand bad weather. Buildings with visibly sinking foundations, bowing walls, and collapsing roofs don’t inspire the type of trust that you need.
When someone walks into a hospital, they want to see something that is strong, clean, and well-built. This gives them faith in the care they are going to get, and an assurance that they will be taken care of by the staff.
Hospitals Need To Represent The Communities They Serve
When you build a hospital within a community in Haiti, it needs to at least be a reflection of that community. When you build a hospital, it needs to improve the visual appeal of the community, but you may want to match it to the style of the community as well. Aesthetically, it needs to fit in with the surrounding area while still being beautiful. This is possible! Steel beams, like those used by Veerhouse Voda, can be cut and shaped into different styles to fit the needs of the community.
Hospitals will likely have many different elements going into one design. A hospital built for Haiti will need to have wings, multiple stories, open spaces, multipurpose spaces, and more that can meet the needs of the community.
There are even solar and water purification options available for hospitals in Haiti, making it a great option for future-proofing buildings.
Good Hospitals Strengthen Communities
A good hospital is something that some communities in Haiti haven’t seen in a long time, if ever. When they have a hospital that they can trust, it becomes the foundation of that community. People get jobs, people move into the community for those jobs, they get the basic (and not so basic) care they need, and they have more hope.
When building a hospital in Haiti with Veerhouse Voda, your building will quickly become the focal point of the community. People will go there for their health needs large and small, seeking help earlier and remaining healthier overall. You will encourage people to be their best and take care of themselves, which is one of the greatest gifts you can give.
Hospitals Need To Be Functional, No Matter What
Hospitals need to be ready to go, no matter the situation outside. Too often, hospitals are hastily built and cannot withstand the sometimes aggressive weather of Haiti. With steel framing, this isn’t the case at all. Our buildings last a long time (over 70 years) because they are flood and earthquake resistant, and are fire tested to 1,500 degrees centigrade.
These are the times when people need hospitals, so you need to consider that. People may not survive some of these natural disasters if they go to the hospital, only to find that it is falling over. You need to build a hospital that is functional and strong.
Looking To Build A Hospital In Haiti?
Veerhouse Voda has a dedicated team specializing in medical facilities including hospitals, medical and dental clinics. Our team provides planning and design work or can work with specified architectural plans whether in rural or urban settings.
We are a socially conscious enterprise that reinvests a majority of our profits into furthering our social mission and supporting and rebuilding schools, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure. Our buildings use steel framing construction with Expanded PolyStyrene (EPS) walls. Those buildings are then fortified with a Veerhouse mortar to make them even stronger and longer-lasting. We can build projects that are simplistic and match the surrounding structures or something that is architecturally interesting. For more information, reach out to us today.