Clinical Engineering Department

Mission of Clinical Engineering in the Service

The mission of the clinical engineering is to ensure the availability of effective and efficient managerial and technical support for the health care equipment and availability and maximum utilization of all health care equipment at all levels of health care delivery within the Service.  

Vision of Clinical Engineering in the Service

The vision is to enhance health service delivery by ensuring that all risks associated with acquisition and use of healthcare Equipment are minimised.

Objectives of Clinical Engineering

The strategic objectives are to ensure that each equipment is:

·    Suitable for its intended purpose – “buy it right”;

·    Properly understood by the professionals and other users – “use it right”;

·    Maintained in a safe and reliable condition – “keep it right”.

 Functions of Clinical Engineering in Health Care Delivery

The clinical Engineering department applies engineering and managerial skills to healthcare environment in supporting and advancing patient or client care and where necessary promoting health in Ghana through the Ghana Health Service.   This department ensures that 

·          healthcare equipment are prudently managed to minimized wastage

·          healthcare equipment are acquired to address specific needs of the Service

·          healthcare equipment are available and maximally utilized in all institutions within the Service

·          there is effective and efficient technical support for all available equipment

·          breakdown of health care equipment, especially certain critical equipment are minimised

·          there is an effective and efficient replacement program for health care equipment

·          there is efficient mechanism for decommissioning and disposal of non-  functional/unserviceable/obsolete equipment

·          there is availability of management information systems for healthcare equipment at various decision making levels  

These functions are executed through the established administrative system for the Ghana Health Service. Technical problems(such as equipment breakdown, request for equipment, user training etc) in hospitals, health centres and other GHS facilities must first be reported through the administrative reporting system to the Equipment Manager at the health institution or the Regional Directorate.    After the problem has been sorted out at the Regional Directorate, those that need the assistant from the headquarters teams will then be referred for support.   Similarly, all requests for equipment must be forwarded to the Head of the Clinical Engineering Department through the existing administrative reporting system.   Currently the department has drawn up a programme to ensure that every equipment within all GHS institutions will be visited at least once in a year for inspections and servicing. The frequency will be increased later depending on the budget allocation and support obtained from the beneficiary institutions.    

TECHNICAL SERVICES

For services support contact  your Regional Manager  or John Zienaa, Head of Technical Services Unit on zienaaj@yahoo.co.uk or 0244277224 or any of the 

 

REGIONAL MANAGERS

REGION

NAME OF MANAGER

TELEPHONE

EMAIL ADDRESS

Greater Accra

Mr. Thomas Kofi kudah

0243989058

tkudah@gmail.com

Central

Mr. Ernest Amponsah Yeboah

0244935631

ampsmedicals@yahoo.com

Western

Mr. Victor Davis

0244373778

victordavis10@yahoo.com

Volta

Mr. Michael S. K. Anomah

0208247468

anomahmichael@yahoo.com

Eastern

Mr. Noble Akabutu Senalor

0244435625

akabutusenalor@gmail.com

Northern

Mr. Nasri Gariba

0242228628

nashgee007@yahoo.com

Upper East

Mr. Ayedze Delanyo Khiki

0208236797

delanyoayedzi@gmail.com

Brong Ahafo

Mr. Richard Abbey

0208158898

abebe83r@gmail.com

Ashanti

Mr. Twumasi Akosah Ampofo

0208163828

tamkosah@yahoo.com

Upper West

Mr. Iddrisu Abukari

0264598418

ddrsabukari@yahoo.com

 

 

 

ADDRESS

Tel.    +233-302-688-372

+233-302-681-529

Email: clinicalengineeringdepartment@ghsmail.org   

 

At headquarters, the department has two units;

1.       Maintenance Unit

2.       Planning and Development Unit     

 

The Clinical Engineering Department can be located in Accra at the Limb Fitting Center, along the Secretarial Road, Near Tema Station, Registrar-General Department and  the High Court.  

Deputy Director

Dr. Nicholas Adjabu is the Deputy Director, Clinical Engineering Department, Ghana Health Service.

He is a qualified Medical Practitioner and a Clinical Engineer.

He holds a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB), University of Ghana Medical School in Accra, Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Medical Electronics and Medical Equipment Management, St. Bartholomew & the London Royal School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London and Msc. in Medical Electronics & Physics from Queen Mary, University of London. 

Other competencies include Procurement, Health Technology Management, and Medical Equipment Planning.   

He is a Temporary Adviser on Health Technology (World Health Organization).

Can be contacted on

+ 233- 302-688-372 

nicholas.adjabu@ghsmail.org or adjabu95@yahoo.com