Expansion & RenovationMercy Hospital is continuously envisioning greater ways to serve the poor of India through the expansion of its medical programs and facilities.
New Nursing Facilities
In India today, healthcare is at a standstill due to an acute shortage of 1.1 million nurses, leaving hospitals unable to appropriately render and expand their services. Due to the gracious help of donors, Mercy Hospital’s School of Nursing has responded to the nursing shortage through the expansion and renovation of their facilities. A new three-story building has been acquired and renovated with brand new classrooms, offices, and teacher and student living facilities. This new School of Nursing facility will continue to enhance the education of the women enrolled in the three-year diploma program.
Mercy Hospital desires to go a step further and fund the inception of a new College of Nursing that will provide an additional educational facility offering a higher degree in the nursing profession. Nurses will be able to expand their knowledge within specific medical fields and go on to fill many of the specialized roles that hospitals are currently lacking.
Constructing New Mercy Clinics
Many of the poor families living in remote regions in India cannot easily afford to travel to Mercy Hospital for medical help. In response, Mercy Hospital is raising funds for the creation of 40 Mercy Clinics that will serve as satellite clinics in the rural regions of India. Through the provision of a full range of basic medical services, hope and health will soon arrive at the doorsteps of the people who need it most.
New Volunteer Center
Hundreds of individuals and groups travel to Calcutta each year to offer their time, talents, and resources. To accommodate volunteers, a new facility is under construction that will provide full living necessities in addition to a computer center and library that will help enable and enrich a volunteer’s work while in India.
Mercy Hospital Renovations
The Mercy Hospital building itself is undergoing a series of renovations. Current improvements to the Mother and Child Centre on the second floor are underway which will be followed by upgrades to the kitchen, basement, cath lab, operating theatres, and the intensive therapy unit; installation of a fire fighting system; and improved electrical wiring.