Benito Menni Hospital
Benito Menni Hospital belongs to the Catholic Diocese of Obuasi and managed by the Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Centre started its operation in June 2001. The Hospitallers presence in this part of Ghana was at the request of the Most Rev. Thomas K. Mensah, the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Obuasi, one of the dioceses in the Ashanti Region.
At this project in Dompoase, Ghana, we are working for the rehabilitation of mentally ill and disabled children and young people. This population is badly underserved by the country’s existing medical system, especially in rural areas like this one.
Our aim is to improve their quality of life, and to involve their families in the rehabilitation process. The centre also has a general medicine outpatient unit and a day centre for patients with mental and physical disabilities.
The Centre located at Dompoase Adansi in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana, provides general medical services and a day care Centre for patients with mental and physical disabilities.
Here are the figures showing the number of patients seen in some of the health centre’s various departments in 2015:
- Outpatients: 28,952
- Laboratory: 14,188
- Births: 191
- Capacity: 40
- Total attendance: 6,291
General Medical Services
The facility has operated for the past decade, providing general and specialist services to the people in the locality. Our services include:
- General OPD Services
- In-patient and Emergency Services
- Mental Health and Rehabilitation
- Diagnostic Services
- Reproductive and Child Health Services
- Pharmaceutical Services
- Water and Food production
- Canteen Services
Day Centre Services
The Day Centre provides rehabilitation for young people and adults with mental health problems, with the aim of giving them as much personal development and independence as possible. We provide activities including:
- Educational courses and vocational training
- OLEMIX workshop
- Bottled water workshop
Outpatient Unit Services
The Outpatient unit plays a vital role, providing health care for a rural population of 20,000 people. It has a pathology laboratory and also has an ambulance to take the sick to hospital in emergencies. The unit is open from 8am until 3pm. If people arrive after this time they will be looked after. The unit is staffed by 20 local professional staff members.
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- Mental Illness
The centre has a team for an outreach programme, formed of a Public Health Nurse, a Health Care Assistant and a Driver. The role of this team is extend our reach, visiting patients who live in remote areas and find it difficult to get to the clinic.