Case Study

Mulago Hospital Transformation: Saint-Gobain Africa Ceiling Tiles and Grid Systems Revolutionize Healthcare Infrastructure

Saint-Gobain Africa took part in the renovation of Mulago Hospital, the largest hospital in Uganda. 

Mulago Hospital, located in Kampala, Uganda, is the largest referral hospital in the country. With a rich history dating back to 1913, Mulago Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of the Ugandan population for over a century. However, the hospital faced numerous challenges, including outdated infrastructure and inadequate facilities, which hindered the quality of patient care and overall experience. In a bid to enhance the hospital's environment and create a more conducive space for patients and healthcare providers, Mulago Hospital turned to Saint-Gobain Africa, a global leader in building materials, for a comprehensive solution.

Healthcare facilities raise unique challenges in meeting the needs of staff and patients. Professionals require a calm environment for clear communication and decisive action, while patients require recuperation and rest.

To improve the wellbeing of patients and hospital staff, Saint-Gobain provided more than 30 000 square metres of Gyproc Gyprex™ ceiling tiles together with Gypframe™ grid systems. These products were installed mainly in rooms and corridors. Gyprex™ vinyl faced ceiling tiles, with their easy maintenance and wipe-clean properties, have been specially developed as the ideal suspended ceiling solution for hygiene-sensitive areas.

The renovation was led by Sharp Shop Architects.