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Accra Psychiatric Hospital may soon shut down – Akwasi Osei

The Accra Psychiatric Hospital may soon shut down due to lack of funds, Chief Executive Mental Officer of the Mental Health Authority, Dr. Akwasi Osei has cautioned. The limited inflow of income from stakeholders, according Dr. Osei, is hindering the facility from rendering services effectively. The Hospital almost shut down a few months ago due to a four million Ghana ...

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Gov’t yet to clear Accra Psychiatric Hospital’s 3-year debt

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Almost a year after the government released about GHc 500,000 to offset part of a GHc4 million debt owed suppliers of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, the facility is yet to receive the rest of the money. The three-year-old debt owed the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, forced suppliers of the facility to withdraw their services which subsequently led to suspension of new admissions. ...

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Gold Coast donates to Ridge, Accra Psychiatric hospitals

Gold Coast, a subsidiary of Groupe Nduom, has put a smile on the faces of the children’s department of the Accra Ridge and the Accra Psychiatric Hospitals. The preferred Best Fund Manager, 2016 – Gold Coast, donated bags of locally produced rice, Edwumawura Rice, assorted drinks, gallons of oil, cartons of mineral and undisclosed cash amount to the two hospitals, ...

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No logistics, no work – Striking psychiatric nurses insist

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Nurses at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital have refused to return to work although government has smade available to the facility some drugs and some consumables, and an amount of money, with a promise to do more. The spokesperson for the aggrieved nurses, Philip Frimpong Okyere, told Richard Dela Sky on Eyewitness News that they will only resume duty if government provides ...

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NGOs fume over Accra Psychiatric Hospital crisis

A consortium of Non-Governmental Organizations known as the Ghana National Mental Health Alliance (GHAMHA) is unhappy with the malfunction of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. Nurses at the nation’s premier mental health referral facility laid down their tools in disapproval of poor working conditions and lack of essentials to work with. It is uncertain when government will fix the problem for ...

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Health ministry begs psychiatric nurses to return to work

The Ministry of Health has urged striking nurses of the Accra psychiatric hospital to call off their strike as it works to address their concerns. According to the Ministry, some GH¢1 billion will soon be disbursed by the Ministry of Finance for the procurement of some needed logistics for the facility. The psychiatric nurses on Monday [October 31] declared an ...

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We’ll tackle Accra Psychiatric Hospital’s challenges – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has stated that although he is unaware about a recent threat by staff of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to strike following the numerous challenges facing the facility, he is committed to resolve the issues to improve mental health delivery. The Hospital has in recent times been battling with a number of challenges that compelled it to ...

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Accra Psychiatric hospital under pressure to re-open OPD

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Government is mounting pressure on the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to re-open its Outpatient department after it was closed last week. The hospital suspended services at the department due to financial constraints. The situation forced the hospital’s suppliers of the facility to withdraw their services over the unpaid debts. Others suppliers also dragged the mental facility to court to demand payment. ...

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Mental health fund needed to save Psychiatric Hospitals – Akwasi Osei

The Mental Health Authority has urged government to pass the Legislative Instrument (LI) on mental health to end the frustration of Psychiatric Hospitals constantly relying on government for funding. Dr Akwasi Osei, Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Authority, told Citi News the LI includes the establishment of the mental health fund which will provide funds to run the ...

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We don’t even have A-4 sheets – Accra Psychiatric Hospital laments

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The dire situation of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital has deteriorated to the point where the facility does not even have access to basic items such as A-4 sheets to take down minor but critical information. A member of the Hospital’s Public Relations Unit, Edwina Ankomah, lamented on Eyewitness News that, the hospital is in dire need of basic things like ...

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