President Akufo-Addo has commissioned the $52 million 160-bed Upper West Regional Hospital.
The Upper West Regional Hospital is part of the “Ghana Hospital Project” for which construction began in August 2010.
Speaking at the commissioning, President Akufo-Addo said this was the “highlight of my tour of this Region.”
“This project has passed through the hands of four successive presidents of Ghana. It was initiated and begun under the 2nd President of the 4th Republic, His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor; it was continued by his successor, His Excellency the late John Evans Atta-Mills; and his successor, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama; and it has been commissioned by me, the 5th President of the 4th Republic. This is a good statement about our country, of our institutions, and of our governance.”
The Ghana Hospital Project involves the design, construction and equipping of one Military Hospital, two Regional Hospitals, and six District Hospitals in Ghana, at a project cost of US$ 339 million.
Other hospitals under the project included the 500-Kumasi Military Hospital; the 100-bed Madina District Hospital; the 60-bed Tepa District Hospital; the 60-bed Twifo Praso District Hospital; the 60-bed Konongo District Hospital Project; the 60-bed Salaga District Hospital; the 60-bed Nsawkaw District Hospital; and the 250-bed Kumasi Sewua Regional Hospital.
It is expected that the Ga East Hospital at Kwabenya would be completed and handed over in December 2019.
The Tepa Hospital is expected to be completed and handed over in April 2020, with Nsawkaw Hospital also to be completed and handed over by June 2020.
Both the Konongo and Kumasi Sewua Hospitals will be completed by November 2020, with the Salaga and Twifo Praso being completed and handed over in 2020.
The Wa Regional Hospital is designed with several departments including an administration; Out Patient Department (OPD); Physiotherapy unit; Pharmacy; Radiology Unit; Laboratory; Surgical Suite (Operation Dep.); Emergency & Casualty Unit; Burns Unit; Central Sterile Supply Department; Medical Gases production unit; Obstetrics & Gynecology (Maternity and Child Health); Ambulance Station; Mortuary; Medical Waste Department; Relatives Hostel; and 20 Staff Housing Units.
It is equipped with modern medical equipment, key among them include X- Ray Machines (stationed & mobile); CT Scan; Mammography; Ultrasound; Operation Theater fully equipped; Medical Gases; and Patient Monitors
The facility is also fitted with a complete Local Area Network integrated with a Data Centre; Hospital Information Management Systems (HIMS); Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS); and Internet Connectivity.