The emergency week is the first of its kind observed by the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, formally known as the Ridge Hospital.
Staff of the hospital were enlightened on the need to have a digital address for their home and work places.
During her interaction with the staff, the Head of Corporate Communications at Ghana Post, Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe indicated that as health workers it was very vital for them to be able to use extensively, the GhanaPostGPS App.
She further explained that in times of emergencies, citizens are encouraged to give their digital address to the ambulance service operators, explaining that it becomes naught if the officers on duty cannot use the app to locate people who require emergency services.
On the occasion of the first ever Emergency Week Celebration, the Emergency Medicine Department of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital chose the theme Highlighting Effective Emergency Medical Care in the Greater Accra Region, the country and beyond.
In an interview with Mrs Sarah Danquah, head of Emergency triage at the hospital, she said it is sad to note that “the Emergency Department Staff work extremely hard but are hardly appreciated, in Ghana however, the story is even worst. Until a patient dies, until a nurse or doctor turns a patient away, no body not even the media will visit the department that save lives and interact with us.”
The event was launched on Monday 26th November and climaxed on Friday 30th November 2018.
The staff of the Emergency Medicine Department within the week were trained on basic life support whiles the general public enjoyed free medical screening.
On all days, the newly inaugurated Emergency Ambulance was opened for inspection. This makes the training of the staff on GhanaPostGPS App easier.
The Ghana PostGPS App will speed up the time spent in locating a victim when Ambulance service is required.
Participants were also made to realize the significance of the Ghana Post GPS App in terms of accuracy, reliability, convenience and user friendliness.
Dr Afia Boateng – Head of Emergency Medicine Department of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital indicated that the extraordinary services the staff render daily in saving lives whiles reducing mortality and morbidity rate is highly commendable.
Among the key persons from the hospital were Mr. Taadi, Administrator, Dr Emmanuel Sofrenyo, Director, DNS Agyare, Deputy Director of Nursing Services, Mr. Tsiase, Head of Pharmacy, Mrs Sarah Danquah, Head, Emergency Triage and Dr Afia Boateng.
Ghana Post was represented by the Corporate Communications Unit which included; Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe (Head of Corporate Communications), Richmond Acquah Arhin and Alimatu Sadia Abubakar both Corporate Communications officers