A Nacoma built Remote Location Hospital provides a fast build, simple resource-saving and energetically efficient facility:
A detailed study of utilising Nacoma's energy efficient panel system for hot African conditions made it possible to realise a hospital facility. The result is exemplary in terms of the aspects of design, energy and ecology. An excellent indoor climate is achieved without the requirement of any energy for cooling. The Nacoma panels provide a low-tech build ability in a remote or bush environment providing environmental friendliness and sustainability.
Most importantly for the African remote bush environment the construction panels provide a complete resistance to wood boring insects and infestations that are attracted to wood roof structures normally used in these situations.
All energy for lighting and hot water are provided by solar systems allowing the Remote Location Hospital to operate "off grid".
The standard version of the Nacoma Remote Location Hospital offers two operating rooms, a preparation and recovery rooms, areas for sterilisation of equipment, as well as changing rooms, storage facilities and staff rooms as well as any number of recovery or treatment wards and bathroom facilities. The Treatment wards are "pod" based so can be multiplied up or down as required.
The design of the remote location hospital takes into account all of the required hospital functioning requirements. The building's walls and roof are of thermo efficient construction, which is primarily responsible for cooling. In this way, the temperatures inside the building remain pleasant despite the intense African heat.
The design of the ventilation is completely maintenance-free. Technology-free ventilation channels are fitted at ceiling height. All apertures are fitted with a fly screens. The hospital staff can change the fly screens as soon as they look dusty. The operating rooms have additional vents as well as solar powered fans that sucks out the air via ventilators to the outside.
A Nacoma remote hospital can be built in the most remote of rural African locations. Thus providing the most important medical care facility available in the region, which can raise the customary remote African standard of a facility of poor hygiene to one approximating the European level thereby allowing the performance of a broader range of medical care and procedures.