Berekum Holy Family Hospital (HOFAHO) is a Catholic Diocesan Hospital which serves as the Municipal Hospital. It is part of the Sunyani Diocesan Health Service (DHS) and the Diocesan Health Service Board (DHSB) serves as the Governing Board. It was established in 1948 by the Medical Mission Sisters (MMS) and became a Diocesan Hospital in 1978.
HOFAHO since 1969 has been Network with the Ministry of Health (MoH), a private hospital and community-based facilities and personnel and it is coordinated by the Municipal Health Management Team (MHMT).
Berekum HOFAHO has a Nursing Training College and Midwifery Training School attached to the Hospital. The School of Nursing and the Midwifery Training School started in 1955 and 1964 respectively. These two schools were the only professional training programmes for nurses in the Brong Ahafo Region until 2004 when the Government established one in Sunyani. HOFAHO also trains subsidiary staff: EN Anesthetics, Theatre Technicians, Laboratory Assistants, Ward Assistants and Dispensary Assistants for local use and other Institutions.
Mission, vision and goal.
To provide high quality health care in the most effective/efficient and innovative manner, specific to the needs of the communities we serve and at all times acknowledging the dignity of the patient. These services will be carried out in a manner complimentary to yet integral to the National Health Sector activities of Ghana.
To continue Christ’s Healing Ministry in bringing healing to the greatest number of people in the provision of total quality patient care through healers with good ethical and moral standards; who are conscientious as well as professionally competent, motivated and united in their common respect for fundamental human values.
To provide and sustain good quality health care for the poor, neglected and marginalized in society. The hospital will seek to empower the people it serves to take ownership of their own individual and collective health needs.
The Hospital Management Team is
Rev. Sr. Rosia Hospital Administrator
Dr. Martin Attu Medical Director
Miss Veronica Adu Takyi Matron
Dr. Fermande Pelletier – MMS Representative
Rev. Fr. Simon Gyansah Tabiri Hospital Chaplain
Miss Monica Nkrumah Ag. Principal, NMTC
Mr. Philip Beyuo (Co-opted) Human Resource Manager
Accident and Emergency
PHC- Maternal and Child Health
Natural family planning
ART, CT, PMTCT
Specialties: obstetric, Gyanaecology, Paediatrics and Surgery
Government of Ghana / Ministry of Health
Christian Health Association of Ghana
National Catholic Health Service
Catholic Bishop of Sunyani
Catholic Diocesan Health Service, Sunyani
Ghana Health Service (GHS)
National Health Insuring Scheme (NHIS)
Berekum Municipal Assembly
Local Churches in Berekum
Benevolent Individuals such as Mr. Ernest Apraku (ABTS Director, Berekum)
Decentralized Public Institutions like CHRAJ, Judicial Service, Police, National Service Scheme, Volta River Authority, Ghana Water Company and etc.
Berekum Citizens Associations Overseas (e.g Germany, England etc)
Staff strength as at
January – 2010
Medical, Paramedical and Nursing Staff - 143
Administrative and Other Supporting Staff - 166
Total Number of Staff of HOFAHO – 309