About 300 newly-employed nurses and midwives of the Hospital have been advised to give quality service to their patients no matter their health and financial status. Providing quality care will ensure that even if they lose their patient, â€˜the person would die with a smileâ€™.
This advice was given by the Hospitalâ€™s Deputy Director of Nursing Services, Mrs. Mercy Otoo during a 3-day orientation organised for the new nurses.
Mrs. Otoo recounted how she had once taken pains to nurse a patient who was suffering due to a worm-infested leg at the Polyclinic. She said even though the patient eventually died, she was satisfied with how calm he was before the death.
She therefore urged the nurses to exhibit commitment and place the welfare and care of their patients at the heart of all that they do, adding â€œthere is boundless joy when you provide the best care to patients and they recover.â€
The three-day orientation which begun on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 was designed to equip the nurses and set the right tone for them to work in the Hospital. Other directors and Unit heads were also present at the orientation to the take the nurses through other important areas of the Hospital.
The Human Resource Director, Mr. Samuel Akotuah briefed the nurses on Korle Buâ€™s history, vision, core values and objectives.
He also encouraged them to develop the attitude of research and admonished them not to stop learning since Korle Bu is an institution for training and further training.
The Public Relations Officer, Mr. Mustapha Salifu, in his address touched on the Hospitalâ€™s media guidelines. He urged the new entrants not to be quick to report information to the media but rather exercise circumspection in speculations on issues relating to the hospital.
The Legal Unit, headed by Lawyer Kwame Gyamfi, run the nurses through the Constitution of Ghana and the relevant laws that governs the hospital, notably; The Labour Law, The Ghana Health Service and Teaching Hospital Act, Financial Administration Act, Procurement Laws, Childrenâ€™s Act and several others.
He urged them to be as professional as possible to avert any legal suits and battles.
In addressing the gathering Lawyer Gyamfi made mention how to avoid litigation. This includes; being dutiful, following due processes, procedures and protocol strictly, keep records and keep them well, make appropriate reports timely and uphold confidentiality.