Ormoc District Hospital Rehabilitation

Project Ormoc District Hospital Rehabilitation

• To repair/replace the roofing, ceiling and walls (where needed) of the damaged health facility • To ensure that the hospital will return to full functionality within three months • To enable the hospital to meet the rising needs of the affected communities by enhancing its infrastructural capacity • To supplement the inpatient services to ensure that space and resources are utilised efficiently

Project Partners Ormoc District Hospital

Rehabilitation of Ormoc District Hospital

Locations Leyte Island
Period 18 November – 30 December 2013

Full Rehabilitation of Ormoc District Hospital


Ormoc District Hospital (ODH), a level 1 category hospital with a 100-bed capacity was badly damaged by Haiyan. The infrastructural damage was so extensive that the hospital’s outpatient services were halted indefinitely and the inpatient capacity was reduced to only 20 beds as the two blocks which housed the Operation Theatre and all patient wards suffered extensive damage. The only functional building at the time was the administrative block where patients were housed along the hallway and lobby at the hospital.


MERCY Malaysia’s technical team was deployed to rehabilitate ODH with the goal of repairing the damaged health facility and restoring all health services provided by the hospital within a period of two months. Bearing in mind that the restoration of lifesaving
medical services is top priority for long-term sustainability, the team initiated the rehabilitation work on 18 November 2013. The full rehabilitation of all three buildings of ODH ended on 30 December 2013 when MERCY Malaysia completed the rehabilitation of all medical, isolation, paediatric and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) wards that made up the two damaged buildings as well as the main administrative building that also suffered substantive damage to the roofing.