On the 8th and 9th October, members of the Takoradi European site team were taken through a First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Training course by Mariam Sai and Naa Odoi. The training schedule included sessions on emergency preparedness and basic 1st aid, as well as covering the benefits of promoting a healthy workforce and increasing the team’s awareness of HIV/AIDs in Ghana.
As the preparation works at Garu begin to increase, members of the site workforce have undergone First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Training by Mariam Sai and Naa Odoi. Taking place over 2 days the aim of the training was to increase the knowledge and awareness level in: emergency preparedness, basic first aid, first aider and the transmission of illness and methods of Assessment.
As of the end of August there was a skilled workforce of 939 labourers, managers, carpenters, masons, engineers on 6 active hospital sites across Ghana. The workforce is in the majority made up of Ghanaians, with over 55% of those employed from within the local communities, to where the sites are based.
The Ghana Heath Service (GHS) and NMS Infrastructure organised a 4-day HR workshop to discuss the human resources plan for the new district hospitals being built in Fomena and Kumawu, in order to ensure that the hospitals are well staffed and operated to an optimum level as soon as they become operational.
The workshop, including field visits, was well attended and proved a success.
A 4-week training programme is taking place at the old Dodowa District Hospital in order to induct the 157 clinical staff to the new hospital equipment they’ll be using when they move to the new hospital, to promote safe and effective use of the medical equipment and to understand Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), user manuals and maintenance requirements.
The launch took place on 23 June where Dr. Margaret Chebere (Ghana Health Service Head of HR) and the District Assembly Chief Executive Hon. Emmanuel Lartey, among others, were in attendance.
Feedback from the training has been extremely encouraging from all the trainees.
Both these videos were taken on the 13th July 2015 and give a great view of the full Dodowa District Hospital site, as it nears completion![vimeo width=”500″ height=”300″]https://vimeo.com/133651392[/vimeo] [vimeo width=”500″ height=”300″]https://vimeo.com/133642316[/vimeo]
The Medical Equipment Pre-assessment End User Training has launched in Dodowa. It took place at the conference hall of the old Dodowa District hospital on the 23rd June 2015. The training will take four weeks and all the current 157 clinical staff will be trained and assessed.
The launch was honoured with the presence of the GHS HR Director and the District Assembly head, who were full of praise of the programme and expressed their gratitude to Genelec and NMSI for the work well done so far.