Catherine Korankye Eastwood in Association with Family Medicine Directorate, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) support Garden City Special School

Catherine Korankye Eastwood in Association with Family Medicine Directorate, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) support Garden City Special School.

The programme dubbed “Projecting Nursing Beyond the Hospital Walls” was an initiative by Miss Catherine korankye Eastwood, a senior nursing officer and ward manager of the Family Medicine Directorate, KATH. This was birthed out of efforts to bring smiles unto the faces of children impacted by intellectual disability at the Garden City Special School, Asokore Mampong.

These children had faced difficult times beginning with the disconnection of electricity supply to their school, the roof of the boys’ dormitory being ripped off by rainstorms and leaving the boys at the mercy of the weather and other harsh conditions sleeping in classrooms, and eventually part of same structure collapsing.

Miss Catherine Korankye Eastwood, engaged in several voluntary activities within the past year at the Garden City Special School, being moved by their plight decided to once again rally some personal friends, Doctors, Nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in her Directorate to support these Vulnerable children.

The Healthcare professionals from the Family Medicine Directorate, KATH provided free medical screening exercise for the Staff and students of the school numbering about 150. The beneficiaries of the programme were screened for malnutrition, malaria, skin infections diabetes and hypertension.

Supported by some personal friends including nursing colleagues abroad and businesses like JOYSAM and Associates, Miss Catherine Korankye Eastwood and the registered nurses of family medicine ward donated items Worth Gh¢24,000.00 to the Garden City Special School.

Items included soft drinks, crates of eggs, toiletries, underwears for both boys and girls, bags of rice, sachet water, biscuits, sponges, towels,boxes of mackerel and tin tomatoes, cooking oil, cartons of milk, among others. The whole exercise was crowned with a party for the children and staff all sponsored by the project.

The Headmistress Dr. Mrs. Roselyn Frimpomaa Agyapong was recognized for her selfless dedication to the school through a citation as well some 10 teachers gifted assorted items in appreciation of their hardwork towards the upkeep of these vulnerable children.

Speaking to the media in an interview, Miss Catherine korankye Eastwood, Ward Manager for family Medicine Directorate Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital said they decided to help the school again because since their last activity at the school, which was a cleaning exercise at school’s clinic and donation of assorted basic first aid materials, also her initiative, the school, has always been on her mind. She advocated for civil societies and other corporate institutions to support persons with disabilities but particularly children at Garden City Special School.

On her part, the Headmistress of Garden City Special School, located at Asokore Mampong in Ashanti Region of Ghana and with a population of 195 students, Dr. Mrs. Roseline Frimpomaa Agyapong said the donation was timely and will help boost teaching and learning as well encourage the staff to continue to give out their best.

“I think project Nursing Beyond the hospital walls led by Miss Catherine Korankye Eastwood is a great one and must be supported to make greater impact. We thank her”. In attendance were important dignitaries of the hospital such the deputy medical director, Dr. Yaw Larbi, Mrs. Vera Osei Bimpong the business manager of Family Medicine Directorate and some leading media houses.

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