Nyaho Medical Centre, Ghana’s leading private multi-specialty hospital, has commissioned the JANET WING; an ultra-modern comprehensive Mother and Child Unit with a six (6) station Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) expandable to ten (10). The wing is named after its Emeritus Board Chair, Mrs. Janet Tamaklo, wife of the founder of the Centre who also served as Managing Director of the Centre between 2001 to 2015.
In addition, and as part of its commitment to bridging the significant gap in critical care support in the country, Nyaho Medical Centre also launched a state-of-the-art five (5) station Adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as part of its expansion program.
All of these critical care services, including the existing theatre and wards, are supported by a full-fledged solar energy system through a partnership with Ecoligo and Dutch and Co. This will offer a consistent and uninterrupted power supply with the back-up of the national grid, industrial-grade UPS, and generators to ensure the safety of our patients.
The Ghc 4.5 million investment in expansion works was motivated by the Centre’s mission to “transform the lives of patients and their families by exceeding expectations in healthcare and inspiring hope for a better Africa”. By focusing on quality and safety, the seven (7) bedded maternity unit is specifically designed for the comfort and well-being of both the mother and her family. It is made up of private delivery suites and shared rooms equipped with fully automated delivery beds for labor, delivery, and recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Obeng Kankam, the first couple to use the facility said “the new facility is state-of-the-art. All the needed equipment is available and handy, making client-staff relations smooth while on the premises. The hospital staff showed a great deal of love and professionalism. We are glad to have had our first baby in such a modern facility. Indeed, an unending loyalty has been established between our family and Nyaho Medical Centre”.
Safety is a key priority and through a strategic partnership with GE Healthcare, the Mother and Child Unit, NICU and ICU are equipped with the most comprehensive medical equipment including adult and pediatric ventilators, adult vital organ support, maternal and fetal monitors to closely support and pick up any variations in the mother and child during the birthing process, and radiant warmers for babies amongst many others.
With its investment in Critical Care Services, namely the Adult ICU and the Neonatal ICU, Nyaho Medical Centre is determined to complement the minimal availability of critical beds in the country with the aim of helping to sustain and improve the quality of life of Ghanaians and expatriates alike.
Speaking at the commissioning, Dr. Elikem Tamaklo, Managing Director of Nyaho Medical Centre said “It is through the partnership of our specialist and nursing communities, their commitment to quality improvement and safety, and by actively listening and learning from our patients and their families, that we have been able to improve our practice of care and reach this significant milestone. There are limited facilities that offer such comprehensive services in Ghana when the need is great. However, Nyaho Medical Centre is determined to play its part in healthcare delivery for the benefit of our patients and their families.”
Earlier in the year, Nyaho Medical Centre expanded its emergency unit from a four (4) bedded to a ten (10) bedded facility as part of the transformation journey and plans to expand into other parts of Ghana.