On the remote island of Majuro, the capital city of the Marshall Islands, a vital hospital is undergoing a phased transformation.
About halfway between Hawaii and Australia, you’ll find the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Nestled in the Pacific Ocean, this tropical paradise consists of hundreds of coral atolls and islands. Yet everyday life still relies on essential infrastructure - like the hospital in the capital city of Majuro.
The current hospital is in a mixed state of repair. To ensure a high level of healthcare can be provided on the island, the hospital needs to be redeveloped. Bringing the project to life has taken over eight years, so far.
By actively working with hospital users and the Ministry of Health, including the project team spending time on the island, we’ve helped create a solution that’s allowed the project to start. Another complexity is that the hospital has to remain in use while construction is going on, so a phased construction approach has been essential.
Now, construction of a much-needed 30-bed surgical ward is beginning. Not only will the ward contribute greatly to improved healthcare on the island, the US$3M construction cost will boost the local economy.
Our ongoing engagement is multidisciplinary and includes developing a masterplan for the hospital redevelopment, plus design of the surgical ward and construction monitoring.