It is worth mentioning that Ghana has been committed over the years to providing quality and adequate healthcare service for its population, however with high increase in population the system will not be financially sustainable in the long term if the Private sector does not partner the Government in realizing this objective. Among such Private bodies which has supported the health sector to fulfill its mandate of providing quality healthcare is leading 4 Star hotel, Fiesta Royale Hotel. The hotel has for five years running donated various items to hospitals in the country as a commitment to supporting the health sector as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Donation to Achimota Hospital
Fiesta Royale Hotel has donated various items to the Maternity unit of the Achimota Hospital as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility of supporting the health sector of the country. The items included: Air-condition, Flat Screen Television set, Wheel Chair, Food, Water and toiletries (Disinfectants, liquid soap, mob sticks, mob buckets, detol, toilet roll, gloves, buckets and bathing soap).
In addition the hotel has commenced painting of the Maternity block. Presenting the items, the Ag. General Manager, Mr. Kingsley Addison observed donations to the health sector of the country has been an annual ritual on the hotel’s calendar as a commitment to channel its Corporate Social responsibility programs towards ensuring quality healthcare in the country. “This has become part of our DNA and as a commitment to sustain it we will adhere strictly by allocating a budget for it yearly in the month of November which is our anniversary year” he assured and hoped this will also serve as a good relationship between the hotel and beneficiary health facilities to provide more support. Mr. Addison seized the occasion to urge the public to target Fiesta Royale Hotel this Christmas festivity for sumptuous packages including food, conferencing and accommodation.
Focusing on health
In an interview with the media, Sales and Marketing Manager, Mrs. Yvonne Eyeson said “we know life is precious and as corporate citizens we are aware of the challenges the health sector is facing and this has motivated us to continually support the health sector with various items. Last year we were on mental health with a donation to the Pantang hospital and today we are here at the Achimota hospital so next year a different hospital will benefit all in a bid to ensure quality healthcare by giving back to society because without them we will not be in business. Present to receive the Fiesta donation at the hospital’s Maternity unit included: Dr. Mildred B. Kumassah, Medical Supretendent, Mrs. Gladys Akosua Boateng, Head of the Achimota Hospital Maternity Block, Mrs. Ivy Nyamekye, Head of Pharmacy and Mrs. Joyce Gyasi, Head of Nursing.
In her acceptance remarks, Dr. Mildred B. Kumassah reiterated that maternity and newborn health is top priority for the hospital which informed its decision to set up the Pregnancy school 2 years ago as an innovative way of improving communication between the health provider, pregnant women and their families with involvement of relevant stakeholders to offer a complete package of service during the antenatal period. She thanked Fiesta Royale Hotel and other corporate clients who have come to their need with various items and called for more support for a quality healthcare service in the country.