The Western Regional Hospital, Effia Nkwanta has honored thirty hardworking members of staff who retired in the year 2020. In a special appreciation ceremony held at the facility’s new Conference Hall near the Sekondi Nursing Training College, the Hospital rewarded its retired staff with assorted gadgets and some special citations of appreciation. The gadgets range from double decker to table top fridges, television sets and washing machines.
The ceremony which was chaired by the Sekondi Takoradi Metro Director of Health Services, Dr. Kofi Sutherland, was graced by the presence of some distinguished personalities, management and staff of the Hospital as well as some key stakeholders, Among them the media, Head Pastor of Emmanuel Community Church, who is also chairman of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital Management Board, Reverend Boamah Agyekum, The Sekondi District Police Commander Chief Superintendent Dima Zoiku, representatives of the Sekondi Takoradi Metro Chief Executive and the Western Regional Minister among other dignitaries.
The Conference Hall was thrown into a mood of celebration from the beginning of the event. There were some photo shots and the retirees and guests were entertained with music and the atmosphere of friendly reunions.
In an address, the Medical Director of the Hospital Dr. Joseph Kojo Tambil congratulated the retiring staff and urged the pubic to recognize and appreciate contributions by staff of the Hospital to the wellbeing of society. He noted how the Hospital is grappling with the challenge of unidentified bodies deposited at the hospitals morgue and the situation of clients absconding with hospital bills.
In his closing remarks, the Chairman of the event, Dr. Kofi Sutherland warned about the increasing cases of COVID 19 in Ghana and encouraged all present to strictly abide by the safety protocols.
Citations of recognition and appreciation were given to five deserving retired staff. These are Mr. Francis Odoom Kweku,
Dr. Sampson Sarpong Peprah,
Mr. Samuel Asamoah,
Miss Rose Yeboah and Miss Elizabeth Yakubu. Deserving stakeholders who also received citations of appreciation were: Kobbie Ansah Eshun who is a consistent individual blood donor,
Samuel Kojo Brace a radio presenter/ Host of Jolly Breakfast Show on Skyy
and Assembly Member for Nkotompo Electoral Area, Anthony Ephraim. Others were Justmoh Constructions Limited, Skyy Media Group, Monpe Heavy Haulage, Carmeuse Lime Products, Ghacem Takoradi Depot and Sekondi Divisional Police Command.
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF HOSPITAL WEBSITE
In a related development, the official website of the Hospital was launched at the event. In a presentation, the Public Relations Officer of the Hospital, Christian Baidoo highlighted some of the key features on the website explaining beneficial prospects of the website to both staff and clients. The website shows a wide range of services rendered at the Hospital and even offers opportunity for clients to book appointments. The Medical Director of the Hospital congratulated the Website Committee for their work so far and urged the members to keep improving the page to make it more vibrant. He then declared the website officially launched.