The Directorate of University Health Services (DUHS) and the School of Medical Sciences (SMS) have agreed to collaborate to improve health care delivery in the University.
Under the agreement, House Officers from SMS will undertake housemanship at the University Hospital. Also clinical students from the SMS will use the facility for their training. Again, specialists and Medical consultants from SMS will render medical services to the University Hospital to improve healthcare delivery and expand the services of the Hospital.
This came to light when a delegation from the Directorate of University Health Services (DUHS) and SMS met with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, to inform him of the collaboration between the two parties.
The University Hospital has hosted some faculty and nursing students from the Grand Valley State University (GVSU), United States of America.
The faculty and students from GVSU are currently embarking on Community Health Nursing in Ghana as part of their collaboration with the UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Interacting with the team from GVSU, the Administrator of the Hospital, Mr. Atta Yeboah- Sarpong introduced them to various departments in the hospital and how each functions. He also explained the role of the National Insurance Scheme in terms of access to health care in the Hospital.
The team also had the opportunity to visit the various departments and units of the Hospital.
Two members of staff of the Directorate of University Health Services ( DUHS) have been awarded at the 2nd National Medical Excellence Awards for their outstanding achievements in the field of healthcare delivery.
The award ceremony, held at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Accra, was aimed at boosting the confidence and morale of professionals in the health sector.
The Medical Excellence Awards (MEA) for Healthcare Delivery Personnel was established in 2011 with the objective of honouring health care delivery works both in public and private sector.
The two awardees - Mrs. Gloria Baaba Aubyn, Principal Laboratory Technician of DUHS, and Dr. Patrick Akwasi Baah, a Dental Surgeon and the Deputy Director of DUHS - were presented with citations.
The University Health Services has inaugurated a multi-purpose solid waste combustible incinerator.
The incinerator, which fires up to 1100 degrees celcius is capable of destroying hazardous emissions like dioxins, trioxins,benzene,among others, was constructed with high quality ceramic materials like bricks, refractory mortal, castable, ceramic fibre etc.
Designed and Constructed by Joe Nsiah Consult from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the equipment has five gas burners, an F.D Fan (blower) to support effective burning process, four primary air-inlet to supply primary air for combustion and a fire grate specially made to cater for medical waste as well as other refuse.
The Directorate of University Health Services (DUHS) has been assessed by a team of health professionals from some health facilities in the Central Region.
The assessment dubbed “Peer Review”, is an initiative of the Central Regional Health Directorate which brings together health professionals from other sister health centers across the region to share experience and learn from best practices. As part of the peer review, a hosting health facility provides opportunity for professionals from other health centres to learn at first-hand the operations of their staff and equipment used to deliver medical care to clients.
The Directorate of University Health Services (DUHS) emerged the overall winners of this year’s University Staff soccer competition held at the University of Cape Coast Park.
The DUHS won the overall trophy for the second time in the history of the competition. The competition was organised by the Sports Section of the University of Cape Coast with support from the University Management and related stakeholders.
A delegation from the Volta River Authority Hospital (VRA), Aboadze in the Western Region has called on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, as part of their familiarisation tour of the University Health Services.
Receiving the visitors, Prof. Oduro said the University was pleased that the team from VRA selected UCC Health Services to share experience and best practice. He noted that the University would continue to project the UCC Hospital to the outside world as a top-notch health facility that provides excellent health services. He said the University Management has opened its doors for collaborations that would contribute to the delivery of quality health services at the UCC Hospital.
Two officials from Roche, a leading health care provider based in Switzerland with a subsidiary in Ghana has held a workshop for staff of the UCC Hospital to build their capacity on Hepatitis B & C.
The workshop is aimed at training the staff to effectively carry out screening and diagnosing Hepatitis B & C on a pilot basis at the University of Cape Coast. The workshop forms part of a project by Roche to fight the disease in the country.
This came to light when the Director of the University Health Services, Dr. Evan Ekanem led two officials from Roche Products Ghana Limited to pay a courtesy call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro in his office. The officials are Dr. Daniel Mingle and Mr. John K. K. Klu
In line with the mandate and objective of the Directorate of University Health Services (DUHS) to intensify and expand coverage of public health activities within the University Community, a refresher training programme was conducted at the Directorate's Conference room for Coordinators/Infirmary In-Charges from the various University Halls/Hostels. The one-day programme was held on Thursday, 28th January, 2016, under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Director of DUHS; Dr. P.A.Baah, with two (2) participants each expected from the University Halls/Hostels. Presentations were delivered by the following Professionals from the DUHS on specialised topics relevant to the operations of the Infirmaries at the Halls/Hostels.