The Government of Germany and the EU Fund the Construction of 6 Hospitals in Ukraine
The German Society for International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ), under the project 'Special Assistance Program for Ukraine/EU4ResilientRegions' (SAP-EU4RR), co-funded by the European Union and the German government, has financed the construction of six modern hospitals in Ukraine. This was announced by GIZ.
These medical facilities are located in the Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, and Chernihiv regions. The first one, situated in Lviv, commenced operations in September, while the remaining five will be launched by the end of 2023.
Constructed from modular containers adhering to European energy-saving standards, these new hospitals will operate in Pereshchepyne in the Dnipropetrovsk region, Shyroke in the Zaporizhzhia region, Berezanka in the Mykolaiv region, Trostyanets in the Sumy region, and Chernihiv. They are capable of serving up to 200 patients per day.
These hospitals will provide medical services to residents of communities and neighboring areas, including internally displaced persons resettled in these communities. Partner communities were selected based on those affected during the occupation or where medical facilities were damaged due to hostilities, as well as communities accommodating a large number of internally displaced persons since the start of the full-scale invasion.
"In response to the request, we developed a concept based on modular designs. As a result, the project duration was shortened to eight months," stated Georg-Sebastian Holzer, head of the GIZ 'Resilient Society' cluster. "We significantly expand the capabilities of existing hospitals to enhance the communities' capacity to provide medical services to residents of neighboring settlements and internally displaced persons. These six medical facilities will allow cities and villages across Ukraine to improve the quality of medical services."
All hospitals are equipped with modern medical and laboratory equipment, offering a wide range of medical appliances including functional diagnostic equipment (ECG, EEG, ultrasound, etc.), laboratory research, therapy, ENT, ophthalmology, gynecology, surgery, manipulations, consultations, physiotherapy, and more.
Each hospital has autonomous solar power stations with a capacity of 70 kW, designed to ensure uninterrupted operation of all available medical equipment in the built-in modules (except heating). Depending on the situation, solar panels were installed either on the modular blocks themselves, on the roofs of existing institutions, or on adjacent land plots near the modular hospital.
The solar stations include modern backup power sources with a capacity of 50 kW installed in the modular hospitals, hybrid and grid inverters, as well as software for online station operation. Additionally, modern diesel generators with a capacity of 160 kW were installed to provide emergency power supply to five hospitals. The area around the buildings is fully equipped, including providing access to modular hospitals for people with disabilities. All objects, including generators, are protected by HESCO barriers to shield the hospitals from debris in the event of potential shelling.