The administration of Redemption Hospital is appealing for increased budgetary support to effectively carter to the medical need of hundreds of people who trooped to the health facility daily.
The hospital’s Administrator Mr. Dominic Rennie told newsmen at program marking the lighting of the hospital’s Christmas tree on Friday that adequate funding will enable the hospital procure more drugs and other medical supplies to improve its facilities, secure more specialized doctors, thereby beefing up the quality of health services to patients.
Mr. Rennie recounted the adverse effect of the Ebola crisis on the operation of the hospital, but added that through it all, the health facility survived the storm.
He paid special tributes to the Ministry of Health and other partners that immensely supported the hospital financially and technically.
He recalled the death of 12 of the hospital’s staff during the Ebola crisis and thanked those staff who survived the outbreak for their commitment and dedication.
Rennie boasted that currently, the hospital has put into place what he called an infectious prevention and control standard and now has a 150-beds capacity, unlike prior to the Ebola.
The Redemption Hospital Administrator also indicated that in a bid to mitigate the loss of bed capacity, they have also instituted a patient stay, turnover and referral strategy.
He disclosed that currently, the hospital which is located in the Borough of New Kru Town received referrals from other hospitals in Margibi, Gbarpolu, Grand Cape Mount, and Bomi counties.
Mr. Rennie also spoke of plans to improve their community engagement, which he believes will reduce the level of negative perception about the operation of the hospital.
For her part, the hospital’s Board Chair, former Montserrado county Superintendent, Grace Kpan who also turned on the light, thanked the administration and for the level of improvement, as well as their commitment and dedication.
Meanwhile, the hospital on Saturday also honored and certificated over sixty staff members for their dedication, punctuality, and tidiness over the year.
Presenting the certificates, the hospital’s Chief Medical Doctor, Mohammed Sankoh, thanked the staff for their hard work and urged them to continue their service to humanity.