The department runs a centralized transportation system where all vehicles and requests for transport services are managed from a central pool. The hospital has not allocated its vehicles to departments. However, it has vehicles dedicated to key activities such as blood donation sessions and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) travels and errands. The department is headed by a Transport Officer who holds an International Diploma in Transport and Logistics Management. The department has twenty eight drivers and one driver's mate. One major service of the department is transporting staff to meetings, conferences, seminars and other official assignments outside Kumasi.
To ensure that staff come to work and go back home on time, safely and without stress the transport department provides commuting buses for some major routes in the Kumasi metropolis. As a social responsibility, the transport department provides transportation for medical team for all major national sporting and other events in the Kumasi metropolis. The Department also works in collaboration with the National Ambulance Service.
The hospital receives many visitors through its collaborative programmes and projects with universities and health institutions around the globe. To provide leisure for the visitors some of whom use their vacation to provide free services to the hospital and to boost hospitality business in Ghana, the transport department sends the visitors to any tourist sites they decide to visit in Ghana.
Practical Training for Workers and Students
The hospital stretches its teaching mandate beyond clinical training to include practical training in laundry, sterilization and catering services for staff of private, mission, government and quasi government health facilities. This training will be strengthened to include certification and also increase the hospital's support to lower level facilities. The hospital is ready to arrange with other facilities to make its systems, facilities and experienced staff available for practical training. The directorate also offers industrial attachment for students from vocational and tertiary institutions in Ghana.
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