The Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp, Archbishop of Accra and Apostolic Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi on 16th October, 2019 commissioned the first ever paediatric hospital for the Diocese and also for the entire Western Region of Ghana.
Addressing the gathering, Archbishop Kwofie said the facility is the modest contribution of the Church to making Ghana healthier, stronger and ready to join the big effort of nation building. He further affirmed that access to quality healthcare is essential to human life and thus urge the people within the Diocese to be proud of the facility and ensure that it is maintained for their benefits.
Archbishop Kwofie also called for commitment, self-discipline and selflessness from those who will work at the facility.
On hi￼s part, the Diocesan Director of Health, Rev. Fr. Eric Eliason reiterated the commitment of his outfit to promoting quality healthcare delivery in the Diocese. He charged the health personnel who will work at the facility to do so with humility and diligence.
Msgr Francis Abuah-Quansah, Chairman of the Golden Jubilee Planning Committee stated that the hospital is the first of three landmarks to commemorate the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Diocese. And the other two being the upgrading the Eygam Grotto and the New Bishop’s residence.
The hospital which is christened “ Jubilee Catholic Children Hospital will begin operations with a staff population made up of 2 Medical Officers ,18 General Nurses,2 Community Health Nurses , 8 Midwives as well as 10 Accounting and Administrative Staff.
The project was fully funded by Mrs Rita Zureich and friends from Germany. This brings to 9 the number of healthcare facilities owned and manage by the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi (4 hospitals and 5 clinics).
Present at the commissioning ceremony were government officials who also pledge to support the project and some traditional rulers, priests and
religious of the Diocese and health personnel.
Source: DEPSOCOM // Sekondi-Takoradi.