Enchi Gov’t Hospital adjudged the best in Western Region
The Enchi Government Hospital in the Aowin District of the Western Region had been adjudged the best performing hospital in the Region under the Ghana Health Service’s check list score.
The check list was introduced by the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service to measure the performance of each hospital annually as part of efforts to improving and promoting quality health care in the country.
The assessment score list, which was in eight categories, comprised environment, infection prevention, emergency, quality assurance, clinical practices, client care, occupational health and management.
Dr. Frank Agbemordzi, the Medical Superintendent of the Enchi Hospital, said the Hospital despite challenges including lack of emergency unit, inadequate accommodation and lack of funds to complete ongoing projects had achieved such a feat through diligence and dedicated staff.
He said there was an expansion work on the Outpatient Department with support from National Health Insurance, rehabilitation of ancillary facilities and establishment of blood bank unit.
The Enchi District Hospital was established 40 years ago.
Dr. Agbemordzi said the Hospital had been able to biometrically register patients, has interconnected the various units of the Hospital, maintenance and beautification of the Hospital environment, purchased beds and strings to supplement the existing ones and created front desk for the hospital.
The Chief Executive for the Aowin District, Mr. Oscar Ofori Larbi, said government would continue to work hard to ensure quality and decent health care services were rendered to Ghanaians.
He said the introduction of the annual Peer Review by the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service was to encourage hospitals to work hard especially in the areas of maternal mortality.
Dr. Kweku Anin Karikari, the Western Regional Director of Ghana Health Service, commended the organizers, management and staff of Enchi government hospital for putting in their best and attaining the standards set by the service in achieving their goals.
For the eight categories on the assessment score list, the Hospital scored 90.6 percent. In all 19 hospitals in the region participated in the annual peer review.