Family Medicine & Wellness Services
The FM Department was birthed in 2017 to bridge the primary care gap at the GARH. The Family Medicine Department exists to provide excellent continuing, comprehensive, coordinated and cost-fffective patient-centred health care with an emphasis on Primary Care within the context of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.
The Department has the following objectives:
KEY ACTIVITIES AT THE FAMILY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT
|Monday - Friday
|8:00am - 8:00pm
|8:00am - 2:00pm
Corporate Primary Care Unit – Provide comprehensive fast track services to corporate clients.
|Monday - Friday
|8:00am - 5:00pm
Telemedicine Services – Provides 24/7 Telemedicine services; Teleconsultation, Telemonitoring and call centre services.
|24 / 7
Adolescent Care Clinic – Mon & Thur 8:00 am to 2:00pm
Wellness Services – You can walk in and have a wellness check-up.
This is a unit under the Family Medicine Department of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.
It has been in existence for 2 years, providing comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care to adolescents 13 to 21years seeking primary care.
It is strategically situated to provide multi-disciplinary care for conditions seen uniquely among adolescents.
It is a primary care specifically tailored to adolescents (13 to 21years)
The goal of ACC is to improve the health of adolescents through comprehensive, continuous, coordinated, and preventive care.
PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES
Specialists (Palliative Care)- provide Palliative Care to both inpatient and outpatient clients.
The team has so far developed referral forms and guidelines and clerking sheets to be uploaded to Health Pro and is working on a work schedule, Standard Operating Procedures, and protocols for the unit. Due to staff constraints, the Specialist Palliative Care Team will be limited to inpatient consultations, outpatient clinics, and home visits.
Patients requiring admission will be managed jointly with the primary physician and admitted under them until such a time that the unit has its own ward and is fully staffed to provide round-the-clock service.