The Ho Teaching Hospital has inaugurated a seven-member management team after its transformation from a Regional Hospital to a Teaching Hospital.
The upgrade from Volta Regional hospital, known as Trafalgar to a teaching hospital was necessitated when the hospital met all regulatory requirements to be called Ho teaching hospital.
The new management team as announced by the Minister of Health Kwaku Agyemang-Manu include: Dr. John Tampouri (Ag. CEO), Dr. Lord Mensa (Ag. Director of Clinical Affairs), Dr. John Korkuvi (Ag. Director of Pharmacy Services) and Rejoice Blebu (Ag. Director of Administration).
The rest are: Innocentia Gbogblogbe (Ag. Director of Nursing), Dr. Richard Kuagbenu (Ag. Director of Finance) and Prof. Harry Tagbor (Dean of Medicine).
Mr Agyemang-Manu in his address at the inaugural ceremony said work is in progress to acquire new equipment for the hospital as well as repair old ones.
“I’m also happy to inform you that this hospital has been assessed by all the relevant regulatory bodies of the health sector, for the purpose of accreditation and development in appropriate human resources for quality service delivery as a teaching hospital. Various recommendations have been taken into consideration and the ministry is doing everything possible to address all the gaps/lapse. The ministry is also aware that there are infrastructural gaps and is working towards closing such gaps”.he said.
He also alluded to the fact that resourcing the hospital will go a long way to decongesting the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital since patients will not need to travel to Accra for treatment.
The hospital, which is the fifth in the country to assume a teaching hospital status, serves as a teaching hospital to the University of Health and Allied Sciences, which was established in 2011.