The new Greater Accra Regional hospital also known as the Ridge Hospital is expected to open officially for public use on Wednesday, May 17 2017, the Ministry of Health has announced.
The opening of the ultra-modern is expected to be marked with a ceremony by the MOH and management of the hospital at the hospital’s premises.
The facility which replaces the entire existing hospital (when completed with phase II ), with a full complement of specialist services is designed to meet adequately the growing demand for secondary and tertiary level care services in the Greater Accra Region.
The Greater Accra Regional Hospital is conceived as an ultra-modern hospital with 620 in-patient and intensive care and day care beds providing health care services in medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties.
The first phase of the project initially inaugurated in November 2016, is a compact medium rise building and associated electromechanical installations comprises construction of a second level hospital with teaching and ancillary facilities.
Key departments include; Surgery, Radiology (MRI, CT Scan, X-Ray, ECG and Ultrasound), Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Maternal and Pediatric care, Accident Emergency, Ear, Nose and Throat, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Urology, Cardiology, Laboratory, Anesthesia, Administration and support Services Comprising Catering, stores CSSD, Transport, Laundry, Maintenance and Mortuary, Medical Gas systems, Sewerage Treatment Plant, 500 Parking areas, Staff Housing Accommodation for medical officers, nurses, technicians, overnight and emergency staff.
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