First Lady of Ghana Rebecca Akufo-Addo Opens First Atlantic PICU Waiting Area For KBTH
First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has opened the First Atlantic waiting area for visitors and relatives of patients at the Emergency wards of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH).
She took to her official page to share the following message
This morning, I had the utmost pleasure of handing over a new waiting area for Visitors at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Indeed in May 2019, when we commissioned the Rebecca Akufo-Addo Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, I noticed many visitors sitting under trees and other uncomfortable places. It was quite obvious to me that, Korle Bu needed a decent waiting area for the Emergency wards to provide comfort, safety, peace of mind and protection against adverse weather conditions.
I expressed my desire to Dr Okoe Boye, who was the Board Chair of Korle Bu at the time, to find a solution. We approached some corporate institutions, including the First Atlantic Bank, to build a waiting area for Korle Bu. Fortunately, our proposal for a waiting area was in line with the Corporate Social objectives of the bank. The Managing Director of the First Atlantic Bank acknowledged the enormous relief that such a project would bring to citizens, who have to wait as their relatives and friends undergo medical care.
Today, we have a beautiful place to comfortably sit a hundred and fifty people, washrooms, as well as banking solutions for those who might require financial services. Indeed this facility will bring a huge relief to visitors, as well as the management of Korle Bu. I charged the Management of Korle Bu to ensure this place is well maintained. I also entreat visitors, who use this waiting area to keep it clean and adhere to the required protocols for the use of this place.
Congratulations and thank you First Atlantic Bank. This is your way of showing the human face of your business. It is your way of investing in the people who affect your bottom line. Above all, it is your contribution to the social capital of this country.
I also thank the Board and Staff of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for their support during this project. May God bless us all.