Archbishop calls for support of ENRH Breast Care Center

The Founder and President of the Evangelism for Kingdom Living and General Overseer of Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries Archbishop Akwasi Asare Bediako has called on the general public to support Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital Breast Care Center. He made the call when he paid a visit to the Hospital to interact with management.
The Archbishop who is in the Western Region for a 3 Day crusade took opportunity of his visit to pray for management, staff and clients of the Hospital for God’s protection and guidance and also listened to some of the challenges being experienced by the facility.
Medical Director of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital Dr Joseph Kojo Tambil highlighted the need for a broken down mammography machine to be restored to help early detection and to save lives of women suffering from breast cancer. He indicated that the mammogram which was brought by government in 2014 is not being put to use because one of the parts cannot be traced. Management has made several calls for help to put the machine to use but the Hospital is yet to receive a positive response.
Archbishop Asare Bediako promised to add voice to calls to support the repair of the machine. He made a cash donation of GH 2000 in support of the Hospital’s activities. The Archbishop was accompanied by Reverend Boamah Agyekum who is the Head Pastor of the Emmanuel Community Church, some members of the Network of Churches and the Christian Council in the Western Region the Daughters of Glorious Jesus and other renowned gospel musicians.

Takoradi International Company supports ENRH Breast Care Center

The Takoradi International Company Limited in Aboadze has donated a number of items to support Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital new Breast Clinic.
The items which were presented at the forecourt of the ENRH stores Unit include a television set, double deck refrigerator, an air conditioner and three recliner chairs. This is the first donation to the center since its establishment this year.
The breast Care Center which is the first of its kind in the Western and Western North Regions is poised to help address breast care issues and ultimately reduce the incidence of breast cancer particularly among women. The Center also doubles as a chemotherapy suite that takes care of patients receiving systematic treatment for cancer as well as for cervical screening. The center is adjacent the ENRH OPD Pharmacy.
The donation was made possible through the instrumentality of Center manager who is an Oncology Nurse Specialist Jackline Addae. The items were presented on behalf of TICO by Mr Smith Danquah Joseph and Maame Ermah Essel Mensah. Receiving the items on behalf of the Hospital, ENRH Nurse Manager, DDNS Justina Amo-Yartey expressed appreciation to TICO and assured them the items will be put to good use.

Management’s statement on alleged stolen baby at ENRH

Our attention has been drawn to a viral video on an alleged stolen baby at the Hospital.
Management wants to state emphatically that the video is full of inaccuracies and distortions and that no baby has been stolen at the Hospital.
The matter has been reported to the Police and is currently being investigated.
We assure the public that openness and transparency are at the heart of our operations and that the public is always welcome to solicit any information or clarification on issues bothering them.
The management and staff of ENRH will continue to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in the discharge of our duties.
Your health remains our concern.

Western Region Association of Nurses (UK) donates anesthetic machine to ENRH

A United Kingdom based Western Region Association of Nurses (WRAN) has donated an anesthetic machine to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital. In a brief presentation at the forecourt of the ENRH General stores, the Head of Administration of ENRH Mr. Michael Danso who welcomed the guests from WRAN UK indicated that the donation was occasioned through though correspondence with Mr. Charles Quist the Chairman of WRAN UK who was once a Nurse Anesthetist at ENRH.

Mr. Michael Danso was accompanied by the Head of Pharmacy Mr Francis D Afari, Head of Finance, Alhajj A.A. Sadiq, Head of Nursing DDNS Justina Amo Yartey, DDNS Vivian Zormelo, DDNS Eva Muzu and other senior officers from the Nursing Administration. Also present were some staff from the Anesthesia Department.
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The Western Region Association of Nurses UK is a non-profitable Association based in the UK and affiliated with the Ghana Association. Handing over the machine to ENRH, The Financial Secretary of WRAN UK, Mrs Matilda Moore expressed appreciation for the opportunity given them to raise awareness of WRAN UK and to give back to the Western Region community where most of them received their training.

She says the Association has been in existence since 2013 and their membership strength now stands at 60.

According to her one of the aims of the Association is to train and support the training and excellent health service delivery in the Western Region with a hope of promoting a high standard evidence based care to patients through a holistic approach.

Mrs Matilda Moore says the anesthetic machine was given to the Association through a UK based National Health Service (NHS) where one of their members, Mrs Ema Asaase Kateku works. Mrs Matilda Moore expressed the hope of a deeper relationship between the Association and ENRH.

ENRH begins deliberations on evacuation and relocation of services to pave way for redevelopment

Management of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital has began deliberations with staff on the evacuation and relocation of services to pave way for the proposed redevelopment of the Hospital.

In order to solve some of the operational challenges during the construction period, the Ministry of Health and the project engineers from Amandi Investments Limited have agreed to enable ENRH to use the maternity and theater blocks throughout the project duration.

In a presentation to Heads of Department and Units at the Hospital Conference Center, the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Joseph Kojo Tambil highlighted on some of the challenges to be expected in the evacuation and relocation of some of the services in a manner that will ensure service continuity whilst giving full right of way for the construction activities.

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MD Dr J.K. Tambil Presenting project brief

He noted that relocation and evacuation of some of the services may lead to overcrowding of some of the areas, movement of some heavy duty equipment, closure of some of the Units, cut down in number of staff and construction of temporary structures.

He added that there would be a series of engagements to ensure a smooth relocation and evacuation.

After giving a brief of the project Dr Tambil called for suggestions and inputs from Heads of Units and Departments present at the meeting.

Head of Surgery at ENRH, Dr Tawiah Siameh noted that areas identified for the relocation of some of the services should be quickly worked on to ensure smooth operations during the construction phase. He also suggested an ambulance station be considered in the new development. Additionally, access routes be properly planned to ensure that transportation of construction materials does not disrupt service delivery.

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Orthopaedic Specialist Head of Surgery, ENRH Dr Tawiah Siameh

ENRH Estates Manager Zakari Sumaila noted the proposed redevelopment is comprehensive including renovation of existing structures that will not be demolished. He suggested a special committee be put together to further consider the evacuation and relocation of services ahead of the proposed demolition.

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Zakari Sumaila Head of Estates, ENRH

Medical Director hinted of another stakeholder engagement focusing specifically on ENRH on April 15th. He assured staff that all their suggestions will be taken into consideration when the evacuation plan is being drawn by the Hospital Management.

ENRH Public Health Unit strategizes to improve performance

The Public Health Unit of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital has resolved to make the Unit more functional through collaboration and coordination of all sections under the unit.

In a presentation at the ENRH Conference Center, Head of Research at ENRH Dr Pius Mensah explained how clinical care and Public Health are mutually inseparable in the quest for improved healthcare. He highlighted key areas that will make the Public Health Unit of the Hospital more active.

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Dr Pious Mensah Head of Research, ENRH

In an address Medical Director of the Hospital Dr Joseph Kojo Tambil assured of Management support in improving the Unit and giving more impetus to Public Health activities. He noted that the Head of Public Health at the Hospital, Dr Nana Esi Gaisie is now a member of Hospital Management team and entreated personnel of the Unit not to hesitate to channel their concerns through her to be addressed.

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Dr Joseph Kojo Tambil Medical Director ENRH

Deputy Director of Public Health, Dr Mrs Gifty Amugi charged various sections under the unit to document all their activities and ensure timely submission of reports in order to promote data quality in the Unit.

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Dr Mrs Gifty Amugi DDPH

Also present at the meeting were some Doctors, ENRH Health Information Officer, Ralph Gyebi Kwateng, Community Health Nurses and some senior nurses.   

Newly posted maxillofacial surgeon displays services at ENRH Open Day

ENRH’s newly posted Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr Samuel Kojo Ansah was present at the Hospital’s 2021 Open Day celebration.
Dr Ansah displayed services including jaw reconstruction, cleft palate among others as well as offering free consultation and career guidance to patrons at the event.

Pupils from School for the Deaf learn basic surgical skills at ENRH Open Day

Pupils from the Sekondi School for the Deaf were among children who took advantage of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital Open Day to learn a few basic surgical skills.
The children were assisted by personnel of the Surgical Department at the event to try their hands on how to handle surgical tools to operate.

The pupils embraced the opportunity with delight and expressed the hope that such opportunity is made available for them from time to time by the Hospital to promote their desires and also to unearth their talents in professional fields in the Health Sector.