SHANTHI HOSPITAL – DETAILS
Shanthi Foundation is building the WORLD’S FIRST ECO FRIENDLY PALLIATIVE CARE HOSPITAL
- Location: Sri Lanka
- A comprehensive Palliative Care Hospital encompassing clinical, education and research facilities
- Eco Friendly facility with solar power, artificial air conditioning, rainwater harvesting and organically grown food for patients
- The building, maintenance, training and mentoring of clinical staff will be fully funded by donations
- Covering all domains of Palliative Care – physical, functional, psychosocial, and spiritual wellbeing of patients with life limiting illnesses
- 40 beds comprising of 16 single rooms and 24 ward beds, outpatient clinics, home based palliative care services, family recreation and worshiping areas
Eco-friendly Palliative Care Hospital
Centrally located in Anuradhapura in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka, it will provide convenient access to patients based in North Central, Northern, North Western and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka
Includes doctors, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists and spiritual care workers
In-patient unit with a total of 40 beds and a clinic for outpatients
Home based and community Palliative Care service
Training and Research units to carry out collaborative translational research with local, regional and international hospitals, universities and Research Centers
WHY SRI LANKA?
Sri Lanka has a population of circa 22m people and approximately 112,500 deaths occur every year. The total number of patients needing palliative care in the country can be estimated at 60% of all deaths, which equates to approximately 68,000 victims.
With the rapidly ageing population in Sri Lanka, the highest number of patients needing Palliative Care in the future will come from the elderly.
At present, formal Palliative Care services are rare, except for a few hospitals which function mainly as residential facilities for patients who require chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
The SHANTHI HOSPITAL will be a comprehensive palliative care hospital. It will be the world’s first ECO-FRIENDLY purpose-built facility.
HOSPITAL PROJECT – KEY MILESTONES
PROJECT FUNDING PLAN
- The Sri Lankan army is providing the labour free of charge for the project, a saving of circa AUD 1M (LKR150m)
- The Sri Lankan Government has donated the land for the project, a saving of circa AUD 1M (LKR150m)
- KWA Architects are providing the architectural and structural engineering drawings free of charge, valued at AUD 240,000 (LKR36m)
- *Other costs for the hospital are circa AUD 2m (LKR300m) covering:
- Patient facilities
- All relevant medical equipment
- Recreational areas for patients, families, and carers
- Bereavement and spiritual spaces
- Landscaped tranquil gardens promoting mindfulness
- Training and education
- Operational and running costs for year 1
As of 15 March 2021, we have achieved 30% of our target
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