CENTER FOR GENERAL MEDICINE

27th December ,2018

Catholic Hospital Battor is situated on the western shores of the Volta River about 30 kilometers upstream from Ada estuary and about 100 kilometers from Accra. It is about 18km off the Accra-Aflao highway from Sege in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region. According to the 2010 population census, the immediate catchment population is about 41,437inhabitants. The hospital however has a wider catchment beyond the district with Ada East and West that have capitals as Ada and Sege respectively with a population of over 107,986 and Shai-Osudoku with a population of about 112,486 according to the Statistical Service Records measured by the 4% population growth projection.

Battor-Dugame is the capital of the North Tongu District in the Volta Region and Catholic Hospital Battor is the District Hospital of the North Tongu District. The traditional areas that border Battor include Mepe, Ada, Osudoku, Ada East and West, Volo, Abutia and Mafi.

The major occupation for the people is mainly agriculture (farming, fishing and livestock rearing). Rice and banana plantations have sprung up and thus creating jobs for the people of Battor and its surrounding towns. Interaction with the authorities of the banana farm alone intend to employ a total of 7,000 people by the time they roll out the second and third phases of the project. Apart from that, a huge industrial park is springing up at Dawa in the Ada West District and this will bring in a lot of people and so the hospital needs to strategize and position itself to handle the infirmed when the time comes. It may take off late this year or early next year, 2019

The hospital continues to be the only one in the Accra Archdiocese. However, it is geographically located in the Volta Region so most activities are carried out jointly with all other health facilities in the region but canonically it belongs to the Greater Accra Archdiocese.

Catholic Hospital, Battor was visioned bythe late Bishop Emeritus Joseph Oliver Bowers through whose efforts four (4) Dominican sisters from Speyer, Germany in the persons of Sr. Victricia Koch, Sr. EdeltrudisBerberich, Sr. Caritas Eisenbarth and Sr. Inclinata Harter arrived in Ghana in February 1957 to start a small Maternity Home that has transformed into the edifice of international repute today.

The technical ownership of the hospital continues to be vested in the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle. The staff strength as at end of 2017 stood at 341.

Catholic Hospital Battor continues to be an accredited institution for the training of Resident Doctors and House Officers in Paediatrics, Surgical, Obstetrics and Gynaecology because of the presence of Specialists in that field. The accreditation status for the training of House Officers in Internal Medicine has not been revoked yet by the Medical and Dental Council but recruitment of a Physician Specialist to ensure continuity has not been possible. The quest to recruit one has not waned on the part of managementonly that is been difficult. In the year under review we started receiving Family Medicine Physicians for three months attachment as anticipated in 2016. Since the provision of quality health care has been the hall mark of the hospital, we managed to sustain it during the year under review.

MISSION AND VISION: The institution’s Vision and Mission as enshrined in the five year Strategic Plan that comes to an end in 2018 are as follows: