In her quest to provide efficient, effective and qualitative Health Care Services Delivery to the patients’ in Bida and its environs, the Management of FMCB organized a five (5) days workshop for the training of Staff on Intensive Care and workforce capacity building. Several articulated topics both in theory and practical on Intensive Care were presented by the resource-persons among whom were Mr. Stephen Olabode, and Mr. Fisayo Alao the Project Team Leader and the Facilitator respectively. During the opening ceremony the Project Head expressed his appreciation to the Management of FMCB for the second opportunity given to London Professional Training Centre to impact more knowledge on the Staff of the Centre and to keep them at par with their professional colleagues within and outside the country. The workshop was declared opened by the Medical Director, Dr. Usman Abubakar. In his remark, he informed the participants that the objective of the training was to enable them acquire more skills and experiences in order to keep them abreast on current realities in terms of qualitative Health Care Services Delivery when compared with what is obtainable from the developed world. He further encouraged them to make use of this great opportunity to enhance their knowledge in health practices for effective Service Delivery, attitudinal change and patient care which are among cardinal principles of this administration. “This huge resources is invested in you to improve your knowledge of care and in turn improve our patient care which is the principal reason for establishing the hospital”. The Acting Head of Clinical Services, Dr. Lawrence Uzoigwe in his remark, thanked the Management for this great opportunity given to the Clinical Staff. He further encouraged the participants to be punctual so that the knowledge acquired can be put to practice during and after the workshop and as well, be step down to their colleagues who are not privileged to attend.
CNO Saidu Umar on behalf of the other participants thanked the Management for organizing this workshop at this time that is needed most, he further thanked the Facilitator for his informative presentation. He stated further that the training has added value to their skills and will help them to discharge their duties better. He appealed to the Management to make the training a continuous thing to always refresh and improve knowledge, and on behalf of the other participants presented the report of the training were he highlighted needs for them to put the Intensive Care Unit to effective use and to help the hospital as a whole in patient training. During the closing remarks, the Team Leader from London Professional Training Centre commend the Management with level of equipment in the ICU and also the Medical Director gave praises to the Almighty God for the successful training throughout the week. He stated that the workshop was as a result of COVID-19 intervention, he said the intervention made it possible to increase the number of trainees from initial 24-42 participants thereby making the composition go beyond the Staff of Intensive Care Unit. He also enjoined staff to be more proactive in the patients care, more so that patients are becoming more aware of their rights. He continued further that the need for training and retraining of Staff within and outside the country is very paramount to this administration. Also, Staff are encouraged to make use of already procured equipment readily available in the wards and Central Store and he said that the hospital is awaiting the arrival of more equipment and consumables which is aimed to help in discharging of duties at ease and to improve the quality of service delivery.
The workshop came to an end with group photographs and prayer wishing the Facilitator and Staff journey mercy back to their destination.