The Nursing Department covers all clinical departments in the hospital, having her Nurses deployed to the clinic and wards, with a teaming number of nurses under her supervision for excellent service delivery in nursing care. It takes a thorough breed to head this special and tasking department. Just recently the management confirmed the appointment of Mrs. Dorcas Maxwell, FWAPCNM (Fellow of West African Postgraduate College of Nurses & Midwives), A trained Accident & Emergency nurse, Public health nurse, PGD in Education, Masters in Education, B.Sc Nursing, Masters in nursing science and a Ph.D in Educational Administration (in-view).

Mrs. Maxwell assumed office as UPTH’s Head of Nursing Services (HNS) on the 14th of November 2023.

She has to her merit over thirty (30) years of nursing in the civil service.

According to Mrs Maxwell, the major challenge she’ll confront is to ensure that there no training gaps for nurses in the hospital. She intends to follow through having management consent to employ more trained/ specialized nurses.

As the new HNS, developing and training Nurses to deliver quality services to patients is her major priority. “I personally encourage them to go for more training whenever the opportunity comes”.
Mentoring young nurses to grow and be able to take over the mantle of leadership and nursing services from us to greater heights, -are her desire as she leads the nursing department.

Mrs Dorcas Maxwell until her appointment was the Head of department, Post Basic nursing schools, – Accident & Emergency, Paediatric. She comes with a wealth of experience in Nursing education and service.

  • Angus Amough