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St. Thomas Healthcare Systems Ltd
St. Thomas Healthcare Systems Ltd. (STHS) is a new health care delivery company registered in Ghana by Ghanaian Physicians trained in the United States and the United Kingdom with the objective of providing high quality, cutting-edge, multi-faceted general and specialist medical care in Ghana. The company is registered to do business in healthcare delivery and health insurance.

The company is promoting the building of an ultra-modern hospital in Ghana. The project is to be known as the Airport City Hospital and Medical Center (ACH&MC), and will be located at the new Airport City. There are future plans to build other ultra modern health care facilities in different parts of Ghana.

STHS proposes to establish the ACH&MC due to the presence of a large unmet need for highly sophisticated medical care in Ghana. STHS believes that the private healthcare delivery envisaged for the project will enhance the general standard of healthcare delivery in the country. In spite of our developing country's status, Ghanaians have as much of a right to the best healthcare as anyone, whether in a developed or undeveloped country.

The mandate of the ACH&MC is to set a high standard of medical care comparable to that in developed countries. Thus, the overriding strategic principles will be superior customer/patient service, superior quality and cost effective medical care.

When completed, the ACH&MC project will be a 150-bed hospital concentrating on specialist medical care. It will be a tertiary multi-specialty care hospital equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic technology. It will have telemedicine capabilities with hospitals in Europe, United States and India.

It will provide therapeutic modalities, most of which are currently not available in the country.
 

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That´s great news for Accra thanks for the information.... but Abidjan has already got such private ultra-modern hospitals so Acra is not the first in the sub-region.
 

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but Abidjan has already got such private ultra-modern hospitals so Acra is not the first in the sub-region.
POST PICS OF THESE HOSPITALS PLEASE

so has Ghana already but this will have the best facilities in West Africa.
Senegal and Ghana have the highest life expectancies in sub-saharan Africa (except for maybe the small islands such as Sao Tome and Cape Verde) (higher than even South Africa - 42.73 years), best in West Africa and consequently they have some of the best hospitals in West Africa (as a result of a large GDP proportion spent on healthcare and low AIDS prevalance)

Senegal = 59.25 years
Ghana = 58.87 years
Cote D'ivoire = 48.82 years
South Africa = 42.73 years
(CIA)
 

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If you talk about life expectancy that is something completly different. It has very little to do with good PRIVATE hospitals. By the way, who will afford to enter such a hospital in Accra? the "ordinary" Ghanaian certainly NOT! South Africa has tons of these private hospitals (and even better-off Germans fly to South Africa in order to undergo plastic surgery) ......and Côte d´ivoire started to build its first ultra-modern hopsitals already in the 70´s.

You are certainly right that Aids prevalence is low in Ghana and Senegal but that is certainly due to religion and conservatism in those societies as opposed to Abidjan where even homosexuality is openly portrayed in certain clubs. Ths is still a no-no in Accra. Believe me I lived in abidjan for many years and I can assure you that this PRIVATE clinic you are showing (which is beyond any doubt very good, and it is nice for Accra) is, however, nothing special in Abidjan. When you needed special medication ,people flew to Abidjan and not to Accra. Things have beyond any doubt changed due to the crises which flung the country back for many years.

PS: The countries with the highest life expectancy in sub-saharan Africa are apart from Seychelles, Cap Verde, Mauritius, also Gabon and Réunion Island. (I am not quite sure for Nambia) Ghana´s is certainly not bad although the country spends "little" as opposed to Botswana in terms of health care.
 

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Just curious of the status of this project.

The contractor building the hospital - is it a Canadian COmpany .... what is the name?

Thank you .... i would like any information in regards to the project
 

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hi, myself moahmed asif from india currently working in dubai as mechanical engineer in HVAC feild in construction with 7yrs experience. lot of constructions are ongoing there in accara, any one help me how to get jobs there. please..
 

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These things are just for the elite. Ill be happy when theres one decent public hospital in Ghana.
Rather cynical... but you're right. As for Matt, are you trying to say unless it benefits a small number, preferably foreign, of elites, then it isn't worth anything? And are higher AIDS rates a sign of "progressive" promiscuity? Fool! If that was so, why aren't AIDS rates higher in the west? Are you trying to tell me things are better in South Africa, where the average person suffers greatly from AIDS, yet which is wonderful because some German person chooses to go there!?

If the average Ghanaian cannot afford a stay in such a hospital then it is of little use to him. It is also of little concern to me. Private hospitals are for the privileged few, and if they do serve to cater to medical tourists seeking plastic surgery, I don't care for it or about it. The height of foolishness I say!
 

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They havent started building the hospital?It's been like 5 years now since the first post.

Great project anyways.
 

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Construction of US$52m Airport City Hospital begin

Well,it appears the project has finally started.

http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-...n-of-us-52m-airport-city-hospital-begins.html

Construction of the fully funded Airport City Hospital and Medical Centre, planned to be the best-equipped private hospital in Ghana, has begun in Accra.

The 300-bed hospital, when fully functional, will meet international standard in terms of the services it offers and the quality of medical care.

Its target is meeting the health needs of Ghanaian and West African patients, including those who currently travel to other parts of the world to seek medical attention.

Designed by Archimedes India to be built as a turnkey project by an international firm, supported by one of Ghana’s cutting-edge architectural firms and local contractors, the hospital will have a 50-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which can be expanded to accommodate 70 beds, by converting rooms into ICU beds to cater for any increased load in emergency situations.

The hospital will also have a six-bed Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit and a 20-cubicle Emergency Room and Trauma Centre which can be expanded into 50 cubicles. It will also have 220 private rooms (including 20 paediatric beds). Every in-patient floor will have a duty doctor’s sleeping room, lounge for doctors and a small library and a nurses’ restroom and nurses’ lounge.


Research centres

It will also have research institutes or centres for Neurology, Lung, Cardiovascular, Cardiac Surgery, Gastroenterology Diseases, Endocrinology, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Telemedicine and Special Surgeries.

The idea of constructing such a hospital was initiated by Dr Joseph Awasi Boateng, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Airport City Hospital Company Limited, the company which is developing the Airport City Hospital, in 1999. He has since worked diligently, surmounting legions of problems to realise his dream of introducing private tertiary medical care into the Ghanaian healthcare market.


School of medicine

In an exclusive interview with Daily Graphic, Dr Boateng revealed that a component of the project is a planned first private medical school in Ghana. The school, to be known as the St Joseph School of Medicine, will be located on a 1,000-acre land in the Shai Osudoku area.


Acute medical care

He said the project represent the culmination of very meticulous thought-out plans for a project that filled a very unique market niche— acute medical care in Ghana and West Africa.

“The niche that it fills is the high-end medical care where the most serious acute medical emergencies and diseases which demand a high level of physician expertise and sophisticated equipment are diagnosed and treated. This super tertiary health care is the part of the spectrum of medical care which is mostly unavailable in Ghana and other West African countries,” said Dr Boateng.

He pointed out, however, that this niche was not necessarily reserved for the rich. “It is the niche where all of us, whether rich or poor, young or old, currently healthy or not, could urgently need, without warning and sometimes with little time to spare. This niche is well-filled in the developed economies and in some developing countries such as South Africa, India, Thailand and Vietnam.’

The need for tertiary hospitals in Ghana goes without saying, “We as a people deserve the same quality of healthcare, for ourselves, our families and our dependents as any persons in other countries”.

He was of the view that as Ghana continues to attract nationals of more developed countries and as “ we expand our economy and garner and expect respect as a nation, we will need to improve the quality of our medical care. This project, at this time, therefore represents one of the boldest efforts to meet the demand for super specialty tertiary care in Ghana”.

He told Daily Graphic: “We carefully studied the market; its demographic and epidemiologic characteristics, its growth rate and the demographic characteristics of this growth. We looked at income levels and how these will progress as the economy expanded. We looked at the nature and the epidemiology of diseases attendant to these demographic and economic transitions and the rise in the incidence of chronic diseases and cancers as those of infections and communicable diseases decline. We looked at the rate of inflow of expatriates. We were this meticulous for a simple reason; the project has to be viable financially.”

The reason why viability is so important, he added, “is that as laudable as a project of this nature is, it must be able to continually improve, buy new equipment, bring on new technologies and new and more advanced services as they become available in the world of medicine. And it must provide above-average return on investment. The investment must grow and thrive. It must be a worthwhile investment into the future
 
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