The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has confirmed the closure of the hospital’s Children’s Emergency Ward for the next two days.
This move is part of efforts to decongest the ward and also pave way for the construction of a new emergency complex.
Speaking to Citi News
, the Public Relations Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Mustapha Salifu, advised managers of all health facilities to take note of the new arrangement and only refer cases that need advanced management.
“We are faced with congestion at the emergency ward. At the moment, we are trying to put up a new emergency complex in the hospital so we had to move from the old emergency place which is much bigger into a 20-22 bed emergency ward,” he stated.
Dr Salifu further mentioned, “We had an influx of patients into the ward and therefore have to suspend admission for the next 48 hours to allow the place to be decongested.”
“Sometimes our colleagues in other facilities will just refer patients to Korle Bu directly when such cases could be handled at other facilities within the metropolis therefore unless they are tertiary cases, they should not come within the next 48 hours,” he added.
Click on the audio attachment above to listen to Mustapha Salifu