Princess Rahmeh Pediatric Hospital

About the project

As the only pediatric referral hospital for the four northern governorates (Irbid, Mafraq, Ajloun, and Jerash), PRPH serves over 25% of Jordan’s population. The current hospital capacity of 120 beds, including only 31 incubators and seven intensive care units beds, barely meets the needs of the fast growing Jordanian and refugee population. According to the recent census, over 60% of the 1.26 million Syrian refugees currently reside in Jordan’s northern governorates, mainly in Irbid and Mafraq. The influx of Syrians has placed tremendous pressure on PRPH services and has led to a consistently full occupancy rate.

 

Consequently, PRPH is forced to refer patients seeking services to other hospitals, which often results in delayed care.

 

There was an urgent need to expand PRPH, including the emergency department, operation rooms, and neonatal and intensive care units, and Jordan’s Ministry of Health (MOH) requested USAID’s assistance. In response to this request, USAID’s Health Office is currently funding a $8.5 million expansion of PRPH via host country contracts through the Ministry of Public Works and Housing and with a complementary construction oversight contract with Bitar Consultants. Construction was delayed and handed over in December 2016. As part of its commitment to supporting PRPH, USAID also committed to equip and furnish the expansion. Through procuring and installing these critical items, the hospital will be equipped to provide high quality pediatric services, and thus contribute to USAID’s ‘Improved Health Status’ development goal.

 

In this regard, UNOPS has been requested to fully equip and furnish the Princess Rahma Pediatric Hospital expansion site with medical equipment, medial furniture, sterilization equipment, and office furniture.

Expansion 2017

As the only pediatric referral hospital for the four northern governorates (Irbid, Mafraq, Ajloun, and Jerash), PRPH serves over 25% of Jordan’s population. The current hospital capacity of 120 beds, including only 31 incubators and seven intensive care units beds, barely meets the needs of the fast growing Jordanian and refugee population. According to the recent census, over 60% of the 1.26 million Syrian refugees currently reside in Jordan’s northern governorates, mainly in Irbid and Mafraq. The influx of Syrians has placed tremendous pressure on PRPH services and has led to a consistently full occupancy rate.

 

Consequently, PRPH is forced to refer patients seeking services to other hospitals, which often results in delayed care.

 

There was an urgent need to expand PRPH, including the emergency department, operation rooms, and neonatal and intensive care units, and Jordan’s Ministry of Health (MOH) requested USAID’s assistance. In response to this request, USAID’s Health Office is currently funding a $8.5 million expansion of PRPH via host country contracts through the Ministry of Public Works and Housing and with a complementary construction oversight contract with Bitar Consultants. Construction was delayed and handed over in December 2016. As part of its commitment to supporting PRPH, USAID also committed to equip and furnish the expansion. Through procuring and installing these critical items, the hospital will be equipped to provide high quality pediatric services, and thus contribute to USAID’s ‘Improved Health Status’ development goal.

 

In this regard, UNOPS has been requested to fully equip and furnish the Princess Rahma Pediatric Hospital expansion site with medical equipment, medial furniture, sterilization equipment, and office furniture.

Renovation 2019

The second phase of this project is the renovation of the existing hospital, with total built-up areas of (4500 Sqm.), which UNOPS started providing furniture to in April 2019 upon USAID’s request. The renovated hospital will be supplied with 60 patients’ beds, fluoroscopy, laboratory equipment and new medical equipment, furniture, and sterilization equipment.