New Quarters, New Beds, New Lights, New Fans & More
Swing by the Miracle Campus these days and see so much movement, so much construction, so many happy patients, and so many patient patients waiting and wondering what’s next.
The old wing of the hospital (TOB) is being vacated for remodeling. Patients are transferred into the new wing (TOB2), even while construction continues outside on side rooms and bathrooms.
Meanwhile, on the other side of campus, dozens of workers build the surgical care center, which includes a new laboratory, a TB wing, and areas for routine medical services. This center has been redesigned in drawings several times to reflect the expansion of patient care right on campus.
“Much shifting is going on, so we can treat our VIPs (Very Important Patients) even as the ceilings are being put in, even as the rooms are being divided, even while lighting and plumbing are being installed,” noted Mbongiseni, a staff director.
These photos portray a little of this movement. Behind the movement, though, are smiles of expectation and a sense of urgency. Not to mention sawdust. (JT)
It’s already a busy place, TOB2. Notice the lights over every bed.
Nurses at their work station are all smiles at the new TOB2.
This is the old TOB, being cleared for remodeling.
These mattresses will be used for patient overflow and during surgical eye sessions.
Breakfast time at TOB2.
New quarters, new beds, fans to cool. “This new place is so beautiful,” says along time patient. Here a staff member documents the morning’s vitals.
Joyful staff. Contented patients.
A separate building, the Specialty Care and Surgical Center (SCSC),has been redesigned to accommodate the ever-increasing number of patients who come to the Miracle Campus for treatment. Ceiling frames are being installed daily.
A new vision room is being used even before completion.
TLC staff continue to be trained in every medical service.
All kinds of new equipment will benefit patients.
Installing electrical outlets to service both African and American equipment is a prime requirement in the new building.
Patients are still TLC’s first priority.
Raising ceiling sections on the huge warehouse makes every day a day of progress.
Base Camp participants rotate daily to tidy and clean the construction areas.
Even a welcomed rain after days of hot temperatures does not slow down determined workers.
Patients wait to register for treatment every morning. Numbers have steadily increased as patients realize improvements are being made on their behalf.