New Board Chairman of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Bernard Oko Boye has disclosed that the newly constructed Accident & Emergency Centre of the hospital will be opened to the public on Friday, July 20, 2018.
According to sources, Dr. Oko Boye said the urgent opening of the new facility is to decrease the pressure on the existing Accident & Emergency Centre at the hospital.
“What we’re immediately going to do with the blessing of the Minister is to quickly open the new Accident & Emergency Centre coming Friday. The new one had remained unopened because of a few structural defects and all that but quickly, we’ve accessed an emergency fund. We have fixed it and we’re just trying to get beds in place.
Arrangements in terms of power supply, electricity and oxygen and other are all been done. Come, this Friday, the new Accident and Emergency Centre is opening with a bed capacity of more than 60 – twice the capacity of the old one,” he said.
Dr. Oko Boye noted that as the Board Chairman, he has an open mind with the aim of using dialogue to settle misunderstandings between the Board and the CEO if any such incident occurs at Korle-Bu.
This will be the first major action by the new nine-member Board of the hospital in the wake of major challenges facing the facility such as limited beds and inadequate health professionals to cater for the hundreds of patients who throng the referral health post daily.