Access Bank Gives Face-lift to Upper West Regional Hospital Delivery Room
| Updated Nov 17, 2017 at 4:21am
Principal Health Services Administrator Thomas Chireh Kuusanoo.
Expectant mothers who go to the Upper West Regional Hospital at Wa to deliver can now be assured of full privacy during delivery.
This follows the renovation of the delivery room which was in a deplorable state by staff of Access Bank from the three regions of the north at the cost of fourteen thousand Ghana Cedis.
Radio Ghana's Correspondent Sualah Abdul-wahab reports that nurses at the hospital delivery room described the renovation as timely and appropriate because it will protect the dignity of women during delivery.
The Upper West Regional Hospital was established about five decades ago as a district hospital.
For several decades it has operated as a regional and referral hospital with very little expansion.
This has put a lot of pressure on the facility in term of service delivery.
The construction of a regional hospital which started several years ago is yet to be completed.
In a bid to improve service delivery at the maternity ward, staff of Access Bank in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions of the country under its program Employee Voluntary Service have renovated the delivery room and presented other items to the hospital.
The items included bed sheets, hand gloves, weighing scale and detergents.
Head of Operations Tamale Branch of the Bank Mohammed Sule presented the items.
He said the renovation and the items presented to the hospital came from the personal contributions of the staff of the bank.
Mr. Sule said members of the staff need to impact positively on the lives of people in the areas they operate.
He said there is the need to ensure that women who go to deliver at the Upper West Regional hospital do so safely and comfortably hence the renovation and the presentation.
The Head of Operations said staff of Access Bank in the northern part of the country will continue to contribute their widow’s might to provision of quality health delivery in their operational areas.
Deputy Director Nursing Services, (DDNS) Colleta Dinye said the renovation of the delivery room has enhanced the dignity of women who go the hospital to deliver.
She said the labour ward is most often overstretched with so many admission of expectant mothers who have no place to lay their heads.
The DDNS noted that the presentation of the bed spreads, weighing scale and detergents will go a long way to address some of the problems confronting the ward.
A Principal Health Services Administrator Thomas Chireh Kuusanoo expressed gratitude to the staff of the Access Bank for the gesture.
Mr. Kuusanoo said though the hospital authority is doing its best to keep the hospital in shape a lot more needs to be done. He called on other institutions, organizations and individuals to contribute their widow’s might towards the up keep of the facility.