Located around 20 minutes from Kumasi, the regional capital, the St Michael’s Hospital, which was established in 1958, is mainly focused on maternal and paediatric care and runs an extensive outreach programme to neighbouring villages. The hospital is located in the small town of Pramso and is classed as a medium-sized hospital serving a catchment area of approximately 135,000 people.
The hospital has 99 beds which include medical, surgical, paediatric, maternity and opthalmic departments. These are tended by five residential doctors who are augmented by visiting specialists in paediatric surgery, obstetrics and ophthalmology. In addition to the services provided at the hospital, there are mobile clinics operated by the hospital that visit five outlying villages every month to bring maternal health and general medical consultations within close proximity of the communities that the hospital serves.
St Michael’s an accredited hospital for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and it is a fairly busy institution, with approximately 60,000 outpatients appointments each year, which includes HIV/AIDS treatment and education programmes, and outreach clinics.
Malaria is a common disease that is presented at the hospital and there are also annual cholera outbreaks in June/July.
|Hospital type||District General Hospital|
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