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Mrs. Love Lucy Adu
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Hospital welfare services started as the Almoner's Department in 1952, which functioned for the first time in the Mental Hospital and the then Gold Coast Hospital, Korle-Bu.

In November, 1955, the Hospital Welfare Services commenced operation in the Kumasi Central Hospital, now Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) after three years of operation in Accra Hospitals.

 

 

Main Functions

· Go on ward rounds to help solve the social problems of patients.
· Conduct social enquiries into the social and personal background of
patients for purposes of diagnosis, treatment, waiver of medical bill
or prevention of reoccurrence of illness.
· Assist patients who cannot pay their medical bills or afford
treatment.
· Provide counseling services for individuals and/or families

o who refuse to accept medical treatment due to religious or
cultural beliefs
o on alcoholics and other drug dependency patients
o on family planning services
o on the social consequence of HIV/AIDS, STIs and other diseases
o on the need to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme.

 

· Provide care and protection to abandoned babies.
· Liaise with approved residential homes such as the Bekwai Destitute Infirmary, Rehabilitation
Centres, Kumasi Children's Home and other approved Orphanages.
· Liaise with other institutions such as Family Tribunal and Juvenile courts, Police Financial Institutions,
as well as the general public, with the aim of achieving a desirable goal for our clientele.
· Trace patients who abscond from the ward while receiving treatment due to socio-economic
reasons.
· Assist patients requiring emergency treatment whose relatives cannot be immediately known.
· Assist patients who have personal problems such as maintenance of house, job security and other
domestic problems while on admission.
· Provide assistance to patients who in the view of the medical team will have difficulty continuing
medication at home.
· Offer help to other health workers who have domestic and inter-personal relationship problems.
· Assist patients requiring emergency treatment whose relatives cannot be immediately traced or
identified.
· Assist patients officially discharged but unable to leave the hospital due to chronic, infirmity,
destitution or abandonment by family members.
· Assist students pursuing social work courses to undergo field work practicum.

Partnerships

The unit works in partnership with various organizations and institutions; both local and international. These include:

· The Police (Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit) assists the unit with legal issues concerning
defilement, rape, domestic violence, etc.
· The Bekwai Destitute Infirmary assists the unit by admitting destitute patients who are discharged
from the hospital.
· The Kumasi Children's Home and other approved residential homes admit babies for care, protection,
development and adoption.
· The unit also assists the Family Tribunal courts to investigate issues of paternity.
· The Attorney General's Department and the Commission on Human Rights & Administrative Justice
aids the unit with issues on human rights abuses.

 

E-mail : socialwelfare@kathhsp.org

 

 

* Whats New *

*KATH Disciplinary Code*

*KATH HR Dev't. Policy and Guidelines*

*KATH Code of Ethics*

*KATH Leave Procedures*

*KATH Probation Policy and Procedures*

*PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT POLICY & PROCEDURES*

*RECRUITMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES*

KATH STRATEGIC PLAN

 

Downloads

Public Health Bulletins 2013

KATH PH BULLETIN 1

Public Health Bulletins 2012

*KATH PH BULLETIN 1*

*KATH PH BULLETIN 2*

*KATH PH BULLETIN 3*

*KATH PH BULLETIN 4*

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