Project Ghana, a UK based group of health professionals of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA), has embarked on a sensitisation and exchange programme on improving upon the relationship between staff and patients at the Kwadaso SDA Hospital in Kumasi.
The theme of the programme was: ‘A force for Change: Improving Health Systems Resilience Through Safe Staffing.’
The group, numbering about 30 from some African and Caribbean countries, would not only do sensitisation programmes, but also assist the hospital with logistics like ultra-modern scans, incubators and the renovation, paintings and decoration of the Mother-Child Unit.
Fifteen members of the group are in Kumasi, while the other half is in Ada in the Greater Accra Region to help health workers and patients in hospitals.
Mr. Kwadwo Dennis Amankwah, leader of the team, explained that the group was sponsored by the South England Conference of the SDA to help improve quality healthcare delivery in the various health facilities both in Ghana and abroad.
According to him, the gesture is to share ideas with the staff for the benefit patients.
He disclosed that the group has also refurbished the Ada Community Library with the provision of books, while roofing some classrooms in other parts of the Eastern Region to raise the standard of education in the communities.
Ms. Harriet Adorfo, a participant nurse at the hospital, expressed her joy for being part of the wonderful programme, which had enlightened the participants on to how to deal or relate with patients.
She expressed the hope that the programme would help improve healthcare delivery at the facility, especially, with the supply of additional logistics.
Ms. Harriet Adorfo appealed to the government to employ additional nurses at the health facilities, because most of them are in short supply of health workers.
According to her, the recruitment of newly-trained nurses would ensure quality healthcare delivery all year round