The CCTV cameras have been installed in all corners and corridors of the hospital except the wards to monitor the conduct of nurses and midwives, in particular, to enable management get enough evidence to deal with staffs breaching ethics of their professions.
The move is part of management’s plan to make the Regional Hospital which is currently ranked among top hospitals in Ghana, a centre of excellence in quality healthcare delivery.
“We have installed about 80 CCTV cameras at the Hospital and the reason is to Monitor the various activities, monitor for theft, and monitor what staffs do because we have some on the corridors, on the ward corridors not inside the patients’ room.” Dr Kwame Anim Boamah stated.
“Because sometimes you hear of certain complaints and when you play back the video you are able to see what the staffs were doing at that point in time when an incident is purported to have happened.” Dr. Boamah continued.
Dr. Kwame Anim Boamah who was recently adjudged Best Regional Medical Director in Ghana said the CCTV camera has already helped improve security in the hospital where thieves who entered the premises to steal had been caught on camera and got arrested.
Management of the Hospital is also mobilizing funds to construct additional Hostels for visitors who may want to spend the night at the Hospital to care for their loved ones on admission to minimize intrusion and loitering at night.
The Regional Hospital recorded about 237,870 attendances at the Out Patient Department (O.P.D) in 2018.