Specialist Outreach Services

The key responsibility of the division is to coordinate and facilitate the provision of specialist outreach services to the districts/lower levels. During the period, specialist services to the lower levels could not be provided mainly due of lack of logistics, fuel and other consumables to facilitate the work of the visiting Specialist.  

However, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Eye Care services were provided to some districts. Cases seen included fibroids, PIDs, infertility, menstrual disorders, menopausal disorders, cervical cancers.

 

Table 5.1: Obs/Gynae Specialist Outreach Visits to Lower Levels. 2013 - 2016

FACILITY

2013

2014

2015

2016

Screened

Surgeries

Screened

Surgeries

Screened

Surgeries

Screened

Surgeries

Techiman

1,593

105

1,200

100

1,240

112

735

47

Dormaa

804

21

360

-

380

-

-

-

Berekum

2,343

25

1,880

144

1,960

100

1,125

92

Total

4,740

151

3,440

244

3,580

212

1,860

139

 

 

Table 5.2: Eye Care Specialist Visits to Lower Levels. 2014 - 2016

FACILITY

2014

2015

2016

Cases Seen

Surgeries

Cases Seen

Surgeries

Cases Seen

Surgeries

Regional Hospital, Sunyani

14,846

260 (96)

10,787

212 (108)

7,976

107 (68)

Holy Family Hospital, Techiman

20,303

210 (193)

16,355

263 (237)

11,403

169 (160)

St. Theresa’s Hospital, Nkoranza

3,551

162 (99)

2,690

178 (100)

3,073

167(98)

Presby Hospital, Dormaa Ahenkro

4,962

91 (89)

4,865

119 (89)

7,307

152 (95)

Government Hospital, Bechem

5,613

208 (88)

6,193

66

7,193

51 (39)

Government Hospital, Goaso

6,260

117 (32)

5,611

(17)

6,016

(220)

Municipal Hospital, Kintampo

8,923

307 (43)

5,456 (3,115)

342 (323)

5,973

(84)

Holy Family Hospital, Berekum

7,965

87 (72)

5,330

72 (68)

7,308

(56)

St. Mary’s Hospital, Drobo

8,925

154 (89)

7,786

169 (115)

7,553

(181)

Government Hospital, Sampa

6,264

155 (53)

7,004

90

4,874

60 (0)

Municipal Hospital, Sunyani

-

-

3,319

57 (25)

4,788

126 (82)

St. John of God D/Nkwanta

11,839

-

14,312

(67)

11,872

(85)

Abesim Health Centre

-

-

-

-

599

(33)

Wenchi Outreach

-

-

3,770

243  (240)

 

 

Total

87,612

1,751 (1,009)

89,708 (6,885)

1,739 (1,545)

85,936

1,556 (1,261)