Directorates

 Various Directorates of the Hospital

 

 

 

FAMILY MEDICINE DIRECTORATE

  

                Dr. Kathryn Spangenberg

                    Head of Directorate

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Family Medicine Directorate is one of the clinical directorates of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. The directorate provides a 24-hour general and specialized primary care services to clients of all ages, gender and disease type. The Family Medicine Directorate, formerly called Polyclinic Directorate is the first point of contact to the hospital by most patients.

MEMBERSHIP:

Dr. Kathryn Spangenberg –          Head of Directorate

Dr. Emmanuel Ati-                        Lead Clinician

Mr. Samuel E. Ankomah –            Business Manager

Mr. Douglas Kumah            –       Ag. Pharmacy Manager

Mr. Gabriel Nyame               –      Accountant

Mr. Samuel Kingsley Gyamfi   –    Ag. Head, Physiotherapy

Ms. Agatha Ashia                   –    Nurse Manager

CLINICS/ SERVICES:

Family Medicine:

  • General Primary Care
  • Specialist Family Medicine
  • Chronic Care
  • Staff Clinic
  • Medical Examinations
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound dressing
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Rehabilitation Clinic
  • In-patient
  • Pharmacy

Physiotherapy:

  • Clubfoot
  • Back care
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Electrotherapy
  • Child Health and Gym
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Hand Therapy

 Human Resource Situation

Staff Category Number
Nurses/Health Care Assistants 77

Doctors:

KATH Staff –24

Residents     – 16

40
Pharmacists 3
Pharmacy Technicians/Technologists 10
Accounting Staff 7
Administrative Staff 2
Biostatistics 10
Physiotherapists 15
Physiotherapy Assistants 11
Porters/Orderlies 11
TOTAL 186

 Training:

 The Family Medicine Directorate of KATH also serves as a training centre under the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) for the training of specialist family physicians. The training, which began in 2005, has trained over 30 family physicians working in various health care facilities in Ghana.

Research

  • Prevalence of hepatitis B and C Viral Infection among patients seeking primary care at KATH.
  • Prevention of Hypertension: A critical review of the Health benefits of Salt, Garlic, Fish Oil, Chocolate and Vitamin D.
  • Depression and risk factors for depression among mothers of sick infants in Kumasi,
  • Tuberculosis of the Head and Neck at The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital: Case reports.
  • Health worker Motivation in Ghana; the Role of Non-Financial Incentives. A case study of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana
  • How well do mothers in Ghana understand why their new-born is hospitalized?
  • Contraceptive use and unmet need for family planning among HIV positive women on antiretroviral therapy in Kumasi.
  • Intimate partner violence among mothers of sick new-borns in Kumasi,
  • Perception and risk factors for cervical cancer among women in Northern Ghana
  • How physicians and midwives in Ghana cope with frequent perinatal death
  • Speaking of infant loss: Societal norms among bereaved mothers in Ghana
  • Comorbidities among Geriatric Patients attending a Chronic Care Clinic at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi

Contact:

Address: C/o Family Medicine, KATH, P.O. Box 1934, Kumasi. Ghana

Telephone: + (233) 3220 40911

Email address: Family Medicine@kathhsp.org

Clinic days:

  • General Primary Care, Daily, 24hrs
  • Specialist Family Medicine, Monday – Friday (8am-2pm)
  • Chronic Care: Tuesdays & Thursdays (8-2pm)
  • Staff Clinic Monday-Friday (8am-2pm)
  • Medical Examinations Monday-Friday (10am-2pm)
  • Palliative Care: Fridays (8-12 pm)
  • Wound dressing: Monday – Fridays (8am-4pm), Saturdays (8am-2pm)
  • Rehabilitation Clinic: Mondays (8-12pm)

 

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CONTACT US

Address: P.O.Box 1934 Adum-Kumasi

Hotlines: +233 266 083 585
                  +233 556 490 029

Email: info@kathhsp.org

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Digital Address: AK-034-9094