Korle Bu ICU reopens after two years of closure

Korle Bu ICU reopens after two years of closure

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has been reopened to the public  after more than two years of inactivity.

Korle Bu ICU reopens after two years of closure

Dr Chris Owoo (left), Anesthetist Officer at the ICU of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, explaining to a Daily Graphic Reporter, Doreen Andoh, how the new equipment at the refurbished ICU works (photo:graphiconline.com)

The unit was closed down for retooling to enhance healthcare delivery at the hospital. A visit by the media to the unit shows that a team of medical personnel was preparing to admit the first patient who had gone through a five-hour spine operation and required intensive care to facilitate his recovery.

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The consultant anaesthetist at the centre, Dr Chris Owoo, has said the 12-bed capacity unit will not be able to operate at its full capacity due to inadequate intensive care nurses.

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