Directorates / Child Health

   

HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The department of Child Health established in 1983 remains committed to the provision of excellent Paediatric Services to all children within the Kumasi Metropolis and beyond.  On a yearly basis the department provides various forms of services to nearly 11,276 in-patient and 20,239 out-patients.

The Department is made up of the Paediatric Emergency Unit (PEU), which serves as the first point of call to all children between the ages of two (2) months to fourteen (14) years requiring admission to hospital and provides a 24 hour service all year round.  Patients after the initial stabilization are moved to the main wards.

PROF. E. O. Y. ADDO-YOBO
HEAD OF DIRECTORATE

Ward B4 provides services to children with Kidney diseases, nutritional and Gastroenterology conditions as well as Infectious Diseases.
Ward B5 provides services to children with Neurological, Hematological and Oncological conditions.
Ward C5 provides Cardiology services (both congenital and acquired heart diseases) and Pulmonology Services (like Pneumonia and Asthma) to all children.
The Mother Baby Unit (MBU) serves as a high dependency and low dependency unit for all neonates.
The newly established Neonatal and Paediatric intensive care Unit (PICU & NICU) provides very specialist care for critically ill(severely injured, life threatening medical events) infants, children and teenagers.

 

  • SERVICES

 

 

MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

  • KEY FUNCTIONS

 

The Directorate is mandated to undertake the following:

  • Paediatric Specialist  and subspecialist Medical Care
  • Training of graduate and post graduate medical students in paediatric medicine.
  • Conduct Research

The Department also provides out- patient specialist clinic services such as Cardiology, Endocrinology, Sickle cell, Neurology, Renal, Asthma, TB and HIV.

  • OUTREACH PROGRAM
  • Provides neonatal support services to Suntreso and Kumasi-South Hospitals
  • Provides telephonic consults to periphery
  • Organizes Child Health Education or Radio/TV

 

UNITS AND SUBUNITS MEMBERS

  • WARD B4

 

Nephrology Unit
Prof. Sampson Antwi (Head of Unit)
Dr. Anima Sarfo
Dr. Veronica Bannor

Gastroenterology Unit
Dr. C.K.A. Poku (Head of Unit)
Dr. Nicholas Adjei

Infectious Disease
Dr. Anthony K. Enimil (Head of Unit)

  • WARD B5

Neurology
Dr. Joslin Dogbe – (Head of Unit)
Dr. Charles Hammond

Oncology
Dr. Vivian Painstil
Dr. Lawrence Osei – Tutu

Haematology
Dr. Alex Osei – Akoto
Dr. Lawrence Osei – Akoto

 

 

  • WARD C5

Cardiology
Dr. Samuel Blay Nguah

Pulmonology
Prof. EOD Addo – Yobo
Dr. Sandra Kwarteng Owusu

Endocrinology
Dr. Emmanuel Ameyaw
Dr. Serwaa Bonsu Asafo Adjei

 

  • UNITS AND SUB-UNITS MEMBERS
  • MOTHER AND BABY UNIT (MBU)

Dr. Mrs, Plange – Rhule (Head of Unit)

 

High Dependency Unit
Dr. Priscilla Wobil
Dr. Stella Adjei Barnie

Low Dependency Unit
Dr. NaanaWireko Brobby

Septic Unit
Dr. Frank Serebour
Dr. Eno Boakye Yiadom

 

  • PAEDIATRC AND EMERGENCY UNIT (PEU)

Dr. Daniel Ansong (Head of Unit)
Dr. Justice Sylverken
Dr. Larko Owusu

 

  • PAEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT(PICU)

Dr. John Adabie – Appiah (Head of Unit)

HUMAN RESOURCE SITUATION


CATEGORIES

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

DOCTORS

72

72

72

80

83

NURSES

97

146

160

145

138

NUTRITIONIST

4

4

4

5

5

PHARMACISTS

4

5

4

6

6

OTHER PHARMACY STAFF

6

7

6

1

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • HUMAN RESOURCE SITUATION (CONT.)

 

CATEGORIES

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

AUXILLARY STAFF

 

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANTS

33

33

33

25

25

ORDERLIES

17

19

18

16

17

ADMINISTRATION

 

BUSINESS MANAGER

1

1

1

1

1

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

1

1

1

1

1

ACCOUNTANT

1

1

1

1

1

ACCOUNT OFFICERS

5

5

5

10

10

SECERTARY

1

1

1

1

1

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

1

1

BIOSTATICIANS

7

7

7

6

5

FINANCE OFFICER

1

1

1

1

1

TOTAL

301

 

TRAINING/RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Major research activities undertaken by the department includes:

  • DCA
  • SMAC
  • AQUAMAT
  • APPIS

 

  • ONGOING PROJECTS

The construction of a new child health and maternity building complex

 

  • CONTACT ADDRESS

 

Telephone Number (s): 0322036751

 

NAMES AND NATURE OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 

  • INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

University of Utah- USA

  • LOCAL PARTNERS

School of Medical Sciences – Kwame Nkrumah University of
Science and Technology, Kumasi - Ghana

 

DIRECTORATE CLINIC DAYS


DAY

TIME

NAME OF CLINIC

VENUE

TEAM

 

 

 

MONDAY

9am - 2:oopm

Cardiac Clinic
Respiratory Clinic
Endocrinology Clinic
General C5 Consultation

 

CR 10 (former Eye Clinic)

 

C5 Team

 

10am - 3:oo pm

 

Sickle Cell Clinic

 

Specialist Clinic OPD (former Eye Clinic Annex Optometry)

 

B5 Team

 

9am - 12:oopm

 

Adolescent Retroviral Clinic

 

Retroviral Clinic/DI

 

 

8am - 12:oopm

 

Oncology Clinic

 

B5 (Oncology Room)

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

 

9am - 2:oopm

 

Neurology Clinic
General B5 Consultation
All Newborn from 0-3months

 

CR 10 (former Eye Clinic)

 

B5 Team

 

9am – 12:oopm

 

Childhood TB

 

Chest Clinic/D1

 

 

10am - 3:oo pm

 

Renal /Nephrology Clinic

 

Specialist Clinic OPD (former Eye Clinic Annex Optometry)

 

B4

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

9am - 2:oopm

Nutrition Clinic
General B4 Consultation
Neonatology Clinic

 

 

 

9am - 12:oo pm

 

HIV, HepB, HepC, Syphilis exposed clinic

 

 

 

12: 30pm

 

09am- 2pm

 

Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic

 

Asthma Clinic

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Unit (Behind former CR 10)
Specialist Clinic OPD (former Eye Clinic Annex Optometry)

 

 

THURSDAY

8am - 12:oopm

Paediatric Oncology Clinic

B5 (Oncology Room)

 

 

 

FRIDAY

9am - 2:oopm

Neurology Clinic, Hematology  Clinic, General B5 Consultation, All newborns up to 3 months

 

 

9am - 2:oopm

Paediatric Retroviral Clinic

Chest Clinic