Introduction

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).

Training

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.

Vision

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.

Mission statement

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.

Goal

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.

Management structure

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

Services provided

Accident and Emergency

General Out-Patient

General In-Patient

Physiotherapy

Eye care

PHC- Maternal and Child Health

Natural family planning

ART, CT, PMTCT

Quality pharmaceuticals

Laboratory

X-ray

Ambulance

Dental care

Specialties: obstetric, Gyanaecology, Paediatrics and Surgery

 

Partnerships

Local partners

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.

 

Foreign partners

Cordial

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

 

Contact:

+233352222034

 

 

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