The Hospital is believed to have been opened by the British around 1928. A considerable amount of renovation work as well as new constructions have been carried out over the years, but the Hospital still consists of a large number of individual buildings in different shades of quality, size, architecture and appearance.
A greater proportion of the buildings date back to the period 1911-1923. The Hospital was designated as a Regional Hospital in 1997. It occupies a total land area of about 15.65 acres. Politically, it falls within the OsuKlotteySub Metro of the Accra Metropolitan Area.
As Regional Hospital for the Greater Accra Region, its catchment area is the whole of the Region with an estimated population of about 4,283,322 inhabitants. However, the immediate catchment area includes the following suburbs: Nima, Maamobi, Kanda, Accra New Town, Kotobabi, Osu, La, Adabraka, Achimota, Airport Residential Area and Central Accra.
To become a centre of excellence in the provision of secondary level services to ensure a healthy population with universal access to quality health service
To provide and prudently manage comprehensive and accessible quality health care service with emphasis on secondary level health care services in accordance with approved national policies
-Team work -Discipline
-Integrity -Quality health care
Centre of excellence for teaching and learning -Flagship of Ghana health service
As a Regional Hospital the Broad functions include:
- Serve as a secondary referral centre for all health facilities in the GAR and beyond.
- Ensure adequate provision of medical supplies and consumables.
- Provide In – Service and continuing education for health staff.
- Mobilize funding for maintenance of equipment, estates and vehicles.
- Undertake quality assurance activities.
- Provide specialist support service to all health institutions in the GAR.
- Serve as referral centre for health institutions in the region.
- Conduct operational research to improve upon service delivery
- Provide Public Health Services.
Range of Service offerings
As a Regional Referral Centre in the national capital, the Ridge Regional Hospital has all the essential services in line with its mandate as the secondary referral centre. It also currently provides a limited range of specialist tertiary level services to complete the kind of services currently provided by the Teaching Hospitals in Ghana. Upon completion of the Hospital’s redevelopment programme, the Hospital will enhance its capacity to provide a much broader range of tertiary level services consistent with that of a Teaching Hospital. The Hospital has facilities for the following services:
Out-Patient Services / Care
General O.P.D – Emergency Recovery / Casualty
Dental – ENT
ECG Clinic – Eye Clinic
Diabetic Clinic – FP / Cervicare
Laboratory – Blood bank
Pharmacy – Radiology
Public Health Services – ART Clinic
Injection & Dressing – Physiotherapy
In-Patient Care Services
Medical Ward – Children’s Ward
VIP Ward – Female Ward
Post Natal Ward – Labour Ward
Surgical Ward- – Theatre
Internal Medicine – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatrics – Surgery
Clinical Psychology – Ophthalmology
Neurosurgery – Dermatology
Anaesthesia Clinic – Diabetic Clinic
Urology – Orthopeadics
CT Scan – Spinal Clinic
Administration & Support Services
General Administration – Finance/Accounts
NHIS Unit – Transport
Medical Stores – Procurement Unit
Catering Services – Diet Therapy
Estate Management – Clinical Engineering Unit (CEU)
In-Service Training – Human Resource Management
Social Work – Security
Laundry Services – Mortuary Services