Qadisia General Hospital
Greater attention by health
authorities necessitates more health institutions to enhance health
care in any country.
Special programs to build hospitals especially general hospitals in
Iraq is a main objective of the central government.
This is to proposed a design of a General Hospital building of 100 –
beds in Al-Qadessia Governorate in Iraq.
This report will use the client's requirements as guidelines to the
architectural aspects, structural issues and engineering services
In part one the architectural requirements are listed and discussed
as main guidelines. Part two includes the whole hospital and
hospital departmental operational policies. The third part contains
schedule of accommodations and summaries of areas. The fourth
presents main hospital spaces an sections finishing materials. The
fifth embodies the architectural design drawings. The sixth
highlight the structural specifications and limitations,
air-conditioning, sanitary, and electrical systems parameters,
respectively based on client's requirements.
v The client has kindly presented the architectural requirements as
will be listed below. These requirements are highly considered in
the proposed design.
v Development and enhancement wherever needed is done in our
proposal of schedules of accommodations.
v These requirements were listed as follows:-
main Entrance, Out patients department, Emergency department,
Operating theatres department, Delivery theatres department,
Administration department, Central services department, In-patients
nursing units/wards, Research and development or scientific
department, Central laboratories and blood bank department, X-ray or
radiology diagnostic department, Intensive care unit I.C.U, Cardiac
ward, Morgue, Outdoor information an waiting area& Doctor's (Male
and Female) residence.
However, these main departments and headlines fall into main
clusters of major functions of a general hospital and as follows:-
In- patients functions.
Diagnostic and treatment
Supply and disposal functions.
Supporting (Medical and
Works and engineering services
v Prior to discussing list of
spaces / accommodations the following part . Part two will introduce
main issues of the whole hospital and departmental operational
The Design's Concept :
The design concept is created by locating the main circulation core
in the middle of the project which has four lifts.
Passing from the main entrance to the other departments through main
corridor intersected with middle landscape court is achieved. Many
of special patients' room and doctors' residence which are
distributed on the upper floors and administration department
located above the main entrance in the first floor look down upon
the middle court, hence observation and supervision is achieved.
The user can reach to the services department from rear side of the
project or from emergency side entrance where the car park is
The scientific department is located in the left part of the project
and reach to it through main entrance directly without penetration
any other departments of the hospital is possible.
The proposed design resolves the problem of heavy traffic in the out
patients department by an entrance and wide reception, controlling
escalators lead to X-ray, laboratory, the operating theaters and
delivery suites which are located at the right part of first floor
of the project. In the first floor also ICU and CCU occupy the left