The Greater Accra Regional Hospital’s (GARH) core mandate is the delivery of curative, health promotion and preventive services in the region and sub region. Its services range in complexity from secondary to tertiary level care. The GARH also serves as a practical attachment site for numerous schools including the Accra College of Medicine. It is thus committed to creation of an enabling environment in which education and research in the health science and allied areas thrive.
In the discharge of its mandate, the hospital aspires to meet the highest possible standards and levels of efficiency, effectiveness and quality in all its endeavours. It is also driven by excellence, continuous improvement and innovation. Its services are made available equitably on the basis of need. Finally, the hospital is fully accountable to patients and other stakeholders with respect to performance over the entire range of its mandate.
Management is also grateful to the pleasant and dedicated staff of the Hospital for their dedication in the provision of quality of health care services to the hospital’s cherished clients.
GARH Within The Context of GHS
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has four levels of care made up of Community Health Planning Services (CHPS), Health Centre/Polyclinic, District Hospital and Regional Hospital. The CHPS Zones are at the community level and form the lowest point of contact with the community. They focus on preventive care such as immunization, family planning services etc and provision of outpatient services for simple ailments such as diarrhoea, malaria, skin conditions etc.
The Health Centre is at the Sub-District level and is the next level of care after CHPS. Health Centres/Polyclinics provide mainly OPD services, and may also have the capacity for basic tests (e.g., malaria, haemoglobin, etc). The next in the hierarchy after the Health Centres/Polyclinic is the District Hospital. A District Hospital provides general and basic specialised services. Many people seek care directly from the District Hospital OPD. District Hospitals also receive cases sent from the CHPS, Health Centers or Polyclinics and may refer cases to Regional or Teaching Hospitals.
The Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH) has been recently licensed by Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA ) as a Tertiary Hospital to provide tertiary healthcare for the regions where they are located. The hospital is managed by the Medical Director. The hospital provides specialist care utilising skills and competences that are unavailable at the District Hospitals. The GARH has complex and sophisticated equipment and facilities to handle a variety of specialised conditions. The hospital may refer cases to the Teaching and other Specialist Hospitals.
Within the framework of GHS, the GARH therefore serves as a Regional Referral Facility that provides high-level, quality expertise for comprehensive tertiary level health services as well as technical support in the delivery of clinical services in the Greater Accra Region and its environs.
All communities having access to timely, quality and comprehensive health care
To provide and prudently manage comprehensive and accessible health service with special emphasis on primary health care at regional, district and sub-district levels in accordance with approved national policies
Innovation / Excellence
The Hospital provides the following services: Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, New-born and Paediatrics, Accident & Emergency, Radiology, and Pharmacy. The Hospital also provides Teaching and Training Services for undergraduates and Postgraduates as well as Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) for staff. The details of the services provided are presented below: