Debbie and I have been here a week… we’re over jet lag; I’ve even seen a couple patients! But we’re just getting into the real business of this transition, and we are right in the middle of a rather big transition for ELWA Hospital that will last at least another year.
The obvious physical transition is that ELWA is going to move into a new hospital, hopefully by the end of 2014. The hospital is being built for ELWA by Samaritan’s Purse (SP). The Kitchen/Laundry Building is complete; the cement block structure of the new Outpatient Clinic is mostly done; the Male, Female, and Pediatrics Wards are being built; and the Operating Room and Obstetrics Ward will be next.
Some masons working on the upstairs Pediatrics Ward (above), and the new Male Ward (below).
SP’s Construction Supervisor, our good friend Rusty Laird, alongside the Outpatient Clinic (below):