Accra hospitals hold peer review exercise
The Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate has organised a peer review exercise to monitor and assess the health care systems and services in some hospitals in the region.
The programme is to help determine whether the hospitals are adhering to the tenets of the health care delivery, as espoused in the principles and standard of the Ghana Health Service.
Among the checklist are the physical structures, environment, the care and services, quality improvement initiatives and staff occupational health and safety issues of the hospital.
The hospitals include the Achimota Hospital, Mamprobi Hospital, Tema General Hospital and Amansaman Hospital.
At a ceremony to review the La General Hospital, the Deputy Director of Clinical Care, Mrs Sarah Amissah-Bamfo, explained that the peer review exercise was to ensure continuous quality improvement in activities in the various hospitals.
She added that the monitors were made up of laboratory scientists, doctors, accountants and pharmacists, among others, from the various hospitals.
More than 70 per cent scores, she said, was expected as the pass mark. She added that so far, there had been satisfactory results from the already reviewed hospitals.
For instance, she said the Achimota Hospital scored more than 90 per cent, while the Mamprobi hospital also scored about 80 per cent following their assessment.
She said stakeholders were still working hard to ensure that the best three hospitals with the highest scores were awarded.
Giving the hospital report in 2012, the Acting Medical Superintendent, Dr Anfu Okine, said the hospital received a total of 75,211 OPD cases while there were 10,118 admissions.
A total of 4479 deliveries, she said, were recorded at the maternity department, of which 1132 were by caesarian section. There were 11 maternal deaths.
This year, she said they had recorded six maternal deaths.
Touching on the achievement of the hospital, Dr Okine said a new patient washroom and incinerator had been constructed while there had also been a reduction of maternal mortality by 50 per cent. An anaesthesia machine and other operating beds have also been acquired.
Mentioning some of the challenges of the hospital, she said the OPD, maternity and children wards were congested and added that there was inadequate infrastructure.
Despite all the challenges, she said, the hospitals scored above 75 per cent last year, which was satisfactory. He expressed the hope that they would meet the standard set by the Ghana Health service this time round.
By Salomey Appiah/Daily Graphic/Ghana
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