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Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana

Health Office

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: REV. FR. DANIEL NEYOH

The Catholic Health Service (CHS) of the Archdiocese of Cape Coast was established as a continuation of the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. It started in the 1950’s with the advent of Missionaries in Ghana. 

Our goal is to provide and sustain health care services for the poor, neglected and marginalized segments of the society. The office seeks to empower the people it serves to take ownership of their own individual and collective health needs.

The vision of the Health Office is to continue Christ’s healing ministry in bringing healing to the greatest possible number of people in the provision of total quality patient care through healers with good ethical and moral standards; who are conscientious, professionally competent, well-motivated and united in their common respect for fundamental human values.

Our mission is “To provide high quality healthcare in the most effective, efficient and innovative manner; and specific to the needs of the communities we serve, while at all times acknowledging the dignity of the patient.

POLICY OBJECTIVES
To strengthen the application of Catholic ethics and morals in the health care delivery service
To improve organizational and management efficiency of Archdiocesan Health institutions in the area of partnership, human resource development, health management information system and supportive supervision, monitoring and evaluation.
To improve the quality of and access to health care services by communities served
To strengthen Archdiocesan Health Service’s response and approach to the HIV/AIDS threat in the Archdiocese of Cape Coast.
To facilitate the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHIS) Scheme within our catchment area.

LOCATION OF HEALTH FACILITIES
- St. Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Foso
- Our Lady of Grace Hospital, Breman Asikuma
- St. Luke Catholic Hospital, Apam
- Mercy Rehabilitation Centre Brafoyaw-Cape Coast
- St. Gregory Hospital, Gomoa Buduburam
- Obstetric Fistulae Centre, Mankessim
- Mercy Women Hospital, Mankessim

SERVICES OFFERED
General Medicare
Specialist (Obstetric & Gynaecologic and Ophthalmologic)
Pastoral care
HIV/AIDS (Voluntary Counselling and Testing, Education, Care and Support)
Hospital Engineering Service
Mortuary Service

MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION

An Archdiocesan Health Committee serves as the governing body for the hospitals and clinics. Membership includes the Regional director of Health Service, hospital management teams, the Executive Secretary and the Vicar General as the Chairman.

PARTNERS
Ghana Health Service as principal collaborator
Municipal and District Assemblies
NGO’s and other Health related agencies (local and external)

AREAS OF PARTNERSHIP 
Personnel
Equipment
Transport
In-Service Training

CHALLENGES
Inadequate professional staff in the Health Care Institutions (HCI’s)
Residential Accommodation
Financial Sustainability of HCI’s 
Improve reward system for staff

WAY FORWARD 
Train/recruit and retain professional staff
Increase collaboration with partners at all levels (local and external)
Improve infrastructural development
Strengthen financial management system

Hospitals

Apam Catholic Hospital, Box 5, Apam, Tel.18 C/o 041 20412
Dr. Ebenezer Amekah, (S.M.O.)
Srs. of Infant Jesus: Mary Magdalene Arthur Mensah, (Matron), Rose Catherine Ackah, Veronica Adawu, Theodora Bonney Abbey

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Hospital, Box 3, Breman Asikuma,
Tel. 041- 20810

Drs. 
Srs. (SCSA): Edwish, Yvonne,

St. Francis Xavier Hospital, Assin Foso Box 43,
Drs. (S.M.O.), Wiredu, Appiah, Atem Greu
Srs. (HSC) Isabel Gazlambide (LS), Maria San Martin, Margaret Afful

Mercy Women (Centre) Hospital, Mankessim

Dr.Bouo (Med. Sup)


St. Gregory Hospital, Buduburam

Mercy Centre, Brafoyaw, Cape Coast, Box 113, Tel. 042-37448
E-mail: 
Director: Rev. Fr. Samuel Asantey,
In Residence: RSM Anastasia Afoakwah, SIJ

Ahotokrom, Box 766, Cape Coast, Telefax.: 042-33684
Srs. (DMJ) Patricia Pearson, Monica Smith Tel.: 042-34432