Overview Of GARH
As part of government efforts to improve health care infrastructure towards Universal Health Coverage, the hospital was considered for expansion and upgrading. Consequently, the Government of Ghana and the Export-Import (Exim) Bank of the USA and the HSBC Bank of the United Kingdom signed an agreement to build an ultra-modern facility of about 620 beds, with the full complement of specialist services that would adequately meet the growing demand for secondary and tertiary level health care services in the Greater Accra Region.
The project has been scheduled to be executed be in two phases. The phase 1 of the project has been completed, handed over and is in use operationalized( that is the hospital we currently have).
The Phase I of the new hospital has among others, an ultra-modern 420-bed capacity, a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment block with 24-hour surgery department, delivering unit, accident and emergency unit, pharmacy, logistic building, a 42-unit accommodation facility for staff, a school of anesthesia, a new Mortuary and a new road network under phase 1.
Other components of the phase 1 of the hospital project include an administration and Support Services wing comprising of catering, stores, transport, laundry, maintenance, medical gas systems and a waste treatment plant. In addition, some of the electricity supply is provided by solar powered enabling it to meet environmental standards.
Components of Phase II include the construction of additional 200-Bed capacity building that will house in addition to the Outpatient Services, Cath Lab, Fertility Centre, Specialized Medical Diagnostic services, Public Cafeteria and a Mini mart, Auditorium, Dental, Ophthalmology, Ear Nose Throat (ENT), Physiotherapy, Psychiatry and Public Health Services. There will also be an Alternative and Complementary services and the VVIP Services. All these will ultimately bring the project to a total of 620-Bed capacity facility.
The Hospital has a total staff strength of 654 on its mechanized payroll. From its human resource requirements and projections, the Hospital has a significant shortfall of 541 staff of all categories. It is envisaged that this gap will be bridged to maximum the capacity of the new Hospital.