In 2013, the Central Regional Hospital at Cape Coast was upgraded to a Teaching Hospital status. Since then the region has been without a regional hospital facility to provide the necessary secondary and referral services and maintain the continuum of care. To reconnect the continuum of health care services, the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT), in 2015 commissioned a technical team to asses and recommend the most suitable of four facilities in the region to serve as the interim regional hospital. These are,
The Cape Coast Metro Hospital at Cape Coast
The Cape Coast University Hospital Cape Coast
Saltpond Hospital at Saltpond in Mfantseman Municipality and
The Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital at Winneba in Effutu Municipality.The RHMT after due study of the team’s report and consideration of equity, cost-effectiveness, strategic location and other comparative advantage factors, selected the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital to serve as the interim Central Regional Hospital until a fully-fledged ultra-modern regional referral hospital is in place. The Hon. Regional Minister also endorsed the choice of the facility.
This therefore serves to officially notify your Agency and to request transition of the information to all your staff and clientele accordingly.
Your continuing support and partnership in health care delivery in the region is very much appreciated.
This information was contained in a letter referenced CR/G-148/344, and signed by the Regional Director of Health Services, Central Region, DR. SAMUEL T. KWASHIE.