- Volta Regional hospital, popularly known as Trafalgar, now teaching hospital
- This makes it a tertiary health facility and the supporting-teaching-facility for the University of Health and Allied Sciences
The Volta Regional hospital, popularly known as Trafalgar, has been upgraded to a teaching hospital and is now called the Ho Teaching Hospital.
This makes the hospital a tertiary health facility and the supporting-teaching-facility for the University of Health and Allied Sciences, UHAS.
According to the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the hospital has met all regulatory requirements.
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With its new status, the Ho Teaching Hospital would be expected to serve as research facility into the prevention and treatment of diseases and also a major referral centre for the Volta and Oti regions as well as for hospitals in neighbouring Togo and Benin.
Agyemang-Manu noted that the University of Health and Allied Sciences may soon start offering health service support programs like health service administration among others.
This, according to the minister, would help fill up the existing gap in health service administration.
The minister also noted that the Ministry of Health has recognized the shortfalls in human and infrastructural resources of the facility and has made plans to fill such gaps.
“I’m also happy to inform you that this hospital has been assessed by all the relevant regulatory bodies of the health sector, for the purpose of accreditation and development in appropriate human resources for quality service delivery as a teaching hospital. Various recommendations have been taken into consideration and the ministry is doing everything possible to address all the gaps/lapse. The ministry is also aware that there are infrastructural gaps and is working towards closing such gaps,” he noted.
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