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Korle-Bu honours deserving staff

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

“I want to urge all staff to continue to show commitment, dedication and good attitudes in the discharge of their duties,” he said.

Prof Nartey, who is due for retirement at the end of this year, made the call last Friday at the hospital’s second Chief Executive’s Get-Together and Staff Awards, at which 12 dedicated and hardworking members of staff were rewarded.

 Mrs Alice Afi Adjormadoh, a Deputy Director of Nursing Services, was adjudged the overall best worker for the year. She took home a flat screen television set and a double-decker refrigerator.

The other award winners were Dr Kafui Searyoh, Dr Novisi Baeta, Mrs Vida Odonkor, Mrs Veronica Amedo and Ms Asiwome Afua Aggor.

The others were Mr George Nunoo, Mr Albert Acquah, Ms Diana Akua Danso, Mr Isaac Osei, Messrs Edmund Hammond and Gyasi Mohammed.

Prof Nartey, who is currently on leave prior to retirement, said he would be moving back into the field of academia.

“In this vein, the board of the hospital has appointed Prof Afua Hesse, the Director of Medical Affairs, to act as the Chief Administrator with effect from January 1, 2013. I call on all members of management, heads of the various departments/units and the entire staff to give her the necessary support to run the affairs of the hospital smoothly,” he said.

He expressed his profound gratitude to the board, management and staff of the hospital for the unflinching support and love they showed to him, adding that he was the only chief administrator to have served under three boards and that he would not have come that far without their support.

Prof Nartey outlined some of the achievements of the hospital last year as the completion of the 640 slides CT Scan to augment the current two, the rehabilitation of the Paediatric Surgery Unit Theatre, 80 per cent completion and reequipping of the Central Catering Service, 70 per cent completion of the Moorfields Eye Hospital project and 80 per cent completion of the National Blood and Transfusion Service Centre.

The others are the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of a new GH¢12 million Children’s Emergency Ward, rehabilitation of wards by KLM for stroke patients, $12 million funding for the construction of the Trauma and Acute Care Centre by the Saudi Fund for Development and a fibre optic connection and rolling out of hospital management software.

The projects, he said, were undertaken to serve the hospital’s number one customer, the patient, “so as to remain the premier healthcare institution in Ghana and move to becoming the first choice on the African continent”.

“We must be proud of ourselves for our contributions, as Korle-Bu continues to blaze the trail in healthcare delivery,” he said.

Prof. Nartey said the decision to celebrate and appreciate the contributions of staff was initiated following a decision by management last year, adding, “I am, however, certain that these staff awards programme has come to stay.”

He said it was the conviction of management that rewarding outstanding staff would serve as an example for others to emulate.

Story: Emmanuel Bonney