NBK pioneered corporate social responsibility programs 12 years ago by establishing NBK Children’s Hospital, which focused on providing treatment for children’ suffering from leukemia and other disease.
NBK’s donated KD 4 million to build an independent cancer center, expanding the NBK Children hospital’s ability to treat children with cancer and blood diseases.
The NBK Children’s Cancer Hospital consists of: an outpatient department (clinics), day-care facilities (infusion and treatment areas), a bone marrow transplant unit (specialist in-patient unit), specialist laboratories (haematology / oncology testing), pharmacy, administration and educational areas, case conference and lobby services. The mechanical and electrical services were designed to support phase 1 and potential further phases if required.
The design utilized sustainable features such as correct building orientation, view considerations and technologies such as envelope insulation to reduce energy consumption. The use of local materials was also encouraged to reduce the carbon footprint of the building.
Planning and design was tailored around the users of the facility, in this instance, children. The design aimed to maintain child friendly environments throughout the project, even in the bone marrow transplant unit where the extremely hygienic conditions dictated and reduced the spectrum of finishes that could be used.
SSH has been awarded this NBK Children’s Cancer Hospital in Kuwait. The SSH multi-disciplinary teams were responsible for the output in terms of Healthcare Architecture, Medical Planning and SMEP.
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