Presenting the cheque at the launching of the anniversary and the formal opening of the 2015 Annual Performance Review Meeting of the Hospital at Koforidua, the Area Manager of SSNIT, Mr Robert Owusu Sekyere said it is the wish of SSNIT that most Ghanaians are strong and working so that many of them could become contributors to the trust.
He said SSNIT is therefore a stakeholder in the promotion of health delivery, hence the decision of Management, to support the celebration of the anniversary of the hospital.
Launching the anniversary, Dr Kwame Anim Boamah, the Medical Director of the hospital said, the health authorities decided to use the anniversary to rehabilitate all the wards.
He therefore appealed to corporate organisations and individuals to support to give the facility a facelift.
Dr Boamah said, the hospital has achieved a lot and was adjudged the best regional hospital in the country in 2013 by the Ministry of Health.
He said, despite the achievements of the hospital, there is more room for improvement and it is the desire of the management of the hospital to develop it into the leading medical centre of excellence in Ghana and West Africa.
Dr Boamah said the current 340 bed capacity referral hospital started as a small clinic at where currently the Koforidua Mangoase District Magistrict Court is located in 1926 and moved to Koforidua Polyclinic before its current site after independence.
He said the hospital had seen a lot of structural changes and the supply of medical equipment.
He expressed appreciation to government for the retooling project, which enabled the hospital to acquire much modern equipment.
Dr Boamah appealed for support for equipment to enable the hospital to provide services in laparoscopy, endoscopy, dialysis for renal failure and MRI, imaging services to help reduce the challenges faced by the patients of the hospital when they go to Accra or Kumasi to receive such services.
He said the year- long celebration would be crowned with dinner dance and awards night in December and a thanksgiving service.
The Medical Director expressed appreciation to Joy Industries, Zoomlion Limited, Jead Foundation, Interpharma Limited, Mr Kwesi Adu-Boahene and Dr Richard Akromah for rehabilitating various parts of the wards of the hospital.