The Director of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH), Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyoh is calling on government to focus on completing the phase two of the hospital to increase access to quality health care in the country and beyond.
At the launch the 5th anniversary of the operationalization of the new Greater Accra Regional Hospital (RIDGE), Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyoh underscored the need to complete the phase two of the hospital to continue providing quality healthcare services to Ghanaians and neighboring countries.
“The demand for healthcare services in the region is increasing rapidly and so even though we have a 420 bed capacity hospital, the demand is still high and we still have patients who come and we do not have bed, sometimes we have to discharge someone in order to get bed for a new patient”.
In view of this, Dr. Srofenyoh is calling for the completion of the phase of the hospital.
“We want to appeal to the authorities to look at the possibility of building the phase two of the hospital, when that is done, it will lift the hospital from a 420 bed capacity hospital to a 620 bed capacity in addition to other axillary services that are very much needed” – he said
On positioning the hospital to attract neighboring countries for medical care, Dr. Srofenyo said “we are going to open an office that is dedicated for international clients and also get international accreditation to be able to operate in that regard”.
“We are putting in place the necessary systems and processes that will enable us to function as such”. Dr. Srofenyoh added
Dr. Srofenyoh is calling on the public to expect a complete change in the relationship of medical staff and the general public.
“The public should expect a higher quality service; we are making sure we continue to provide a higher quality service to the public who come to our hospital”.
The Greater Accra Regional Hospital was redeveloped and transformed from a 192 bed capacity hospital into an ultra-modern 420 bed capacity hospital with the full complement of specialist services to provide cutting edge medical services to the people of Ghana and beyond in 2016.
This was as a result of the previous government’s effort to improve deplorable health infrastructure and also scale up access to quality health care services, particularly at the secondary and tertiary level I in the country.