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Reconstruct Outmoded Accra Psychiatric Hospital

Reconstruct Outmoded Accra Psychiatric Hospital

Accra Psychiatric Hospital, built one hundred and seventy years ago, is home to about six hundred inmates. The facility purposed to provide medical care to people with varied mental and emotional problems, unfortunately operates in an outmoded structure affecting both inmates and staff.

As one of the three mental hospitals in Ghana, the facility was Designed with a prison mentality, the structures are by themselves a hindrance to the provision of mental health care, this according to Mr. Bekkowair Kuusaalesuo, deputy director of the Accra psychiatric hospital has informed a new plan designed to replace the current.

In an interview real estate times Africa Mr. Julius Bekkorwair Kuusaalesuo cited two major infrastructural problems of the hospital. The outmoded consulting rooms expose caregivers to attacks from inmates and need to be replaced with a more modern one. ‘The consulting room is one of the problems. A standard consulting room should have two exit such that if a patients attack a health official, he/she can quickly escape.” He said, adding that the construction of a new plan will solve the issue of exits in the consulting room. “The good news is that the new plan for redevelopment of Accra Psychiatric Hospital has taken that on board, lets us hope that it materializes, if that is done the issue of exit in consulting room will be a thing of the past’, he said.

Mr. Kuusaalesuo further expressed his worry about accommodation problems the hospital face. According to him Accra Psychiatric Hospital has about eight hundred and fifty-five members of staff, only twenty-five staff are accommodated, forcing many others to commute to work on a daily basis. He applauded the effort of National Pensions Regulatory Authority for constructing a canteen for the hospital and also Dr. Addo Kuffor for renovating their forensic ward, which he said had not seen any major renovation works for a long time.

 

Source: Nana Agyei Sikapa Ofosu Manu (Real Estate Times Africa)

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