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VRA Health Services Limited

VRA Health Services Limited (HSL) which currently operates as a subsidiary of the VRA was established primarily to see to the health care needs of employees and dependants of the VRA and also to the general public and corporate institutions. Additionally the company seeks to mitigate environmental health and other health challenges arising from the operations of the Authority.

VRA Health Services Limited is currently headed by a Medical Director who is assisted by an administrative unit. As a subsidiary, the HSL reports to the Management and Board of VRA.

The VRA Health Services Limited is also responsible for administering the running of all the health facilities of the VRA. These are currently made up of the Akosombo /Akuse Hospital, the Accra Hospital and the Aboadze Hospital. 


Purpose Statement (Mission)
The Health Services Limited is to provide health care and mitigate environmental health and other health challenges arising from the operations of the Authority.

Vision
 
To be an excellent healthcare provider in Africa:

The Vision of HSL is “To be an excellent care provider in Africa” and it’s Mission is “To provide and maintain a cost effective health delivery system that will adequately cater for the health needs of staff of the Volta River Authority and their dependants, retirees and their spouses, inhabitants of areas affected by the operations of the Authority and other persons and/or organizations that may require the services of the HSL”.

Services offered by HSL
HSL currently offers a wide range of medical services in its health facilities, these ranges from general medicine to specialist services. the table below gives an overview of services offered by HSL.


Service  Offering Of VRA Health Services Limited

 AKOSOMBO/AKUSE

 ABOADZE

 ACCRA

RCH 

RCH

 

 Eye Clinic

* Eye Clinic

 *Eye Clinic

 Obstetrics/Gynecology

 Obstetrics/Gynecology

 Obstetrics/Gynecology

 Dental

 Dental

 General Surgery

 General Medicine

General Medicine 

 Orthopedic

 Laboratory

 Laboratory

 General Medicine

 X-ray

 Pharmacy

 Laboratory

 Pharmacy

 Out-Patient

 X'ray

 Theater

 In-Patient

 Pharmacy

 Out-Patient

*Dietitian Clinic

 Mortuary

 In-Patient

 Theater

 Out-Patient

 Ambulance Services

 

 In-Patient

 

 Ambulance Services

 

 

 

 

Source: VRA HSL 

*Visiting specialist

 

The Akosombo/Akuse Hospital

The Akosombo/Akuse Hospital is located in Akosombo on the premises of the Land allocated to the Volta River Authority enactment under the Volta River Development Act, Act 46 of the Republic of Ghana. It is situated in the Asuogyman District in the Eastern Region of the Republic of Ghana and was established primarily to see to the health care and medical needs of the dependants and employees of the VRA, it has over the years expanded its services to cater for the health needs of the general public. It is licensed, registered and regulated by the  Hospitals and Maternity Homes Board. The Hospital is also a designated NHIS service provider as well as serving as the District Hospital for the Asuogyman District in the Eastern Region of the Republic of Ghana. As a district hospital, the Akosombo Hospital also comes under the regulatory and supervisory umbrella of the Ghana Health Services. This brings to fore the contradiction of its being considered a private hospital on the one hand and a public hospital on the other. The hospital currently has 64 beds and offer the following services; Eye Clinic, Obstetrics and Gynecology ; Dental Clinic; General Surgery; Orthopedic Service; General Medicine; Laboratory ,X-ray and Pharmacy Services. It also operates Theater and Mortuary services and offers Laundry and Catering services.

The Aboadze Hospital

The Aboadze Hospital was set up primarily to cater for the staff and dependants of the VRA working  at the Takoradi Thermal Power Plant and surrounding areas, situated at Aboadze a town off the main Cape Coast/Takoradi Highway about thirty kilometers from Takoradi. The Hospital is registered and licensed by the Private Homes and Maternity Board and is headed by a Medical Superintendent. It currently has staff strength of forty one (41). It is currently one of the growth units within the HSL having increased its patient inflows from 20,943 patients to 61,772 patients between 2008 and 2011.

The Hospital operates the following services, Laboratory Services, X-Ray Services, Out Patient Services, In-Patient Services, Obstetrics and Gynecology Services (visiting consultant), Pharmacy Services and an Eye Clinic (visiting consultant) and operates one Ambulance Service. The Hospital is a National Health Insurance service provider and primarily serves the dependents and employees of the VRA who constitute a capitated population of about 1,000 people; it also serves the Aboadze community which has an estimated population of about 30,000 people as well as people from its environs. The Hospital currently has facility space, personnel and equipment constraints and operates an improvised in-patient 8 bed facility.

The Accra Hospital

The Accra Hospital is located in Osu a busy suburb in Accra. It is a 10-bedded facility registered under the Private Hospitals and Maternity Homes Board. The hospital offers the following services and facilities:
- Laboratory Services 
- Out Patient Services 
- In-Patient Services 
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Services (Tuesday Mornings and Thursday afternoons)
- Eye Clinic (Friday mornings)
- Pharmacy Services 

The Hospital is a National Health Insurance service accredited provider and was set up primarily to cater for the health needs of the dependents and employees of the VRA.

The Accra Hospital may be contacted by phone on +233 (0) 302 218 552.