Copyright © BRINOS 2006-
BRINOS : A charity dedicated to the prevention and cure of Ear Disease in Nepal
We had hoped to preserve the old building and add a new wing on each side.
However, our architects advised that for very good reasons it would be better to demolish the old building but to rebuild the front verandah section in order to retain something of the character of the old building.
This verandah will also provide a place for relaxation for the busy surgical staff between operations!
The Britain Nepal Otology Service (BRINOS) in partnership with BRINOS Ear Health Community Service (BEHCS) is establishing the new BRINOS Ear Care Centre (BECC) in Nepalgunj which is in the remote region, far from the existing facilities in Kathmandu, beyond the southern part of the Himalaya mountain range.
For information on costs, funding and donations, please view the “Funding BECC” Page.
The centre will provide a base for the BEHCS in servicing ear-
Taking the split-
Past this point, unless we were staff, we would need to be accompanied. Having come up the stairs, into the waiting area, we turn left towards the front of the building, we cross two passage-
However, if we had turned right again at the staff lounge, we would find the operating suite, with the substantial operating theatre, set on the east side at the front of the building.
To the rear of the of the operating theatre, we could find the suite of essential rooms: staff toilets and changing rooms, the scrub room with trolley-
Then there are the rear stairs down to the audiology booths and consulting rooms.
We go up the driveway and through the new gates, into the walled site. We pass the small car park, bike store and the generator “house”and we see the new centre and notice plenty of room for future extensions to the front and either side.
We can pass up the ramps, or take the few steps into the main waiting room. To the left there are more ramps into the large, relatives waiting area. (Most patients will have been accompanied on their long journey the the BECC).
Across the waiting room, we find the kitchen and the main stairs to the first floor. To our immediate right, we see the four consulting rooms. In the far corner we can see the end of the passage leading to the four audiology booths with their acoustically treated interiors.
Further along the passage we would find the laboratory, the office and the staff stairs to the operating suite.
The patient “facilities” are at the back, in the wing on the corner of the building behind the stairs.
Another very practical point was that the building was at a level lower than the street drain which could have led to complications in the monsoon season.The new building will be raised a metre higher.
Now the delicate surgical equipment needs reliable power, since even a small gap can cause a re-
The water will be heated by thermal-
It will also provide modern facilities for ear surgery, both for the visiting BRINOS teams and for the Nepalese ear surgeons who work with BRINOS.
The need grew over 26 years…
The plans grew over 10 years
The work on site took just over 3 years
The BECC is NOW OPEN
See the Story … Progress
|Aims & History|
|Sir John Chapple|
|Why we are here|
|Nov 2019 #65|
|Nov 2018 #63|
|Nov 2016 #59|
|March 2016 #58|
|Nov 2015 #57|
|March 2015 #56|
|Nov 2014 #55|
|Nov 2014 #54|
|Early Nov 2010|
|Fame & Roof|
|Up to first floor|
|Tie Beam Complete|
|Securing The Site|