COVID-19 isolation facility for Conakry, Guinea

8 July 2021

The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed 200-bed isolation field hospital was designed, manufactured and installed by Weatherhaven in Conakry, Guinea. Officially opened by the Guinean Government delegation including the Prime Minister, Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, in November 2020, the facility was funded and donated by United Arab Emirates (UAE) Humanitarian Aid to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. At its heart are the Isolation Wards and Intensive Care Unit (ICUs) which maintain a negative pressure, HEPA filtered, clean air environment. Adjoining reception, administration, sterilization, lab, pharmacy and ablution units provide the essential supporting medical services needed to provide patient care.  The entire facility is self-sufficient, with its own power generation and water distribution systems to enable the many facility systems to function.

Doctor Colonel Remy Lamah, Guinean Minister of Health, said: “On behalf of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Professor Alpha Condé, and most of all, on the behalf of the Guinean people, I want to thank the UAE leadership for funding the construction of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Field Hospital and all stakeholders involved for the incredible job they have done along with other partners for building this field hospital quickly and professionally.” 

The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed 200-bed COVID-19 field hospital in Conakry, Guinea

Completion of the field hospital install

Installation of the ICU shelters and vestibules prior to including the main corridor

Interior of one of the ICU shelters

Push-through double-doors to aid patient transit while maintaining negative pressure environment

Interior of the main corridor providing a continuous clean environment

Board showing facility layout during acceptance and handover