Registered Nurses, Midwives Union builds and commissions Nightingale Education Complex

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has built and commissioned an imposing Nightingale Education Complex in Kumasi.

The facility, built through the contributions of members of the Association through a Public Private Partnership (PPP), comprises a computer laboratory, office of the staff common room, stores and library and classrooms from the Kindergarten to Junior High School (JHS).

It is situated in the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) premises.

Mrs. Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, President of the Association, explained at the commissioning that, the edifice was the brain child of the GRNMA to enhance teaching and learning for the benefit of children of school-going age in the environment.

According to her, most of the children of staff and other workers at the KATH would benefit most in order not to be trekking afar for the education of their wards.

The President of the Association reminded the members to exhibit professionalism in their line of duty and dealings with patients who were at the centre of their mandates.

Mrs. Ofori-Ampofo also entreated the government to revise their condition of service allowances to lessen their financial burdens to discourage Ghanaian nurses from travelling abroad.

Nana Professor Oheneba Boachie-Adjei Woahene II, Hiahene, who was the Guest of Honour, commended the Association for the laudable initiative to complement the government’s efforts in providing quality education from their own resources.

He advised them to cherish their profession, because it was an honourable one.

Oheneba Woahene also lauded members of the Association for contributing part of their allowances to ensure the development and growth of the country.

He entreated the members to demonstrate goodwill to ensure quality healthcare delivery for their patients to disprove complaints against them by a section of the public.

Nana Professor Boachie-Adjei urged the government, through the Ministry of Health, to train the health workers and engage them to serve the people, and entreated it to expedite the recruitment process of the backlog of nurses who were awaiting postings to enhance quality healthcare in the country.


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