Nursing Placements in Ghana | Global Medical Projects

Nursing Placements in Ghana

Our nursing work experience placements in Ghana are based in regional hospitals in Cape Coast and some smaller district hospitals. We deliberately choose regional hospitals in towns rather than small rural clinics so that you can gain experience in a broad range of departments during your time with us. Many of the hospitals have links with small rural clinics so if your time with us permits, we will also arrange for you to spend time on a rural outreach clinic, usually a rural inoculation programme.

When you arrive, you will meet your project supervisor who will chat to you about your previous experience and objectives. Your supervisor will then organise a programme for you to spend time working with nurses in various wards, or in specific departments depending on which nursing specialty you have selected.

Adult Nursing / General Nursing

If you would like to focus on adult or general nursing, we will place you at one of the regional hospitals on either the Male or Female wards. Malaria will be by far the most common illness you will see, along with other tropical illness such as Typhoid and Hepatitis. As Ghana does not have the same levels of sanitation as we are fortunate to have you will also become experienced in the treatment of intestinal parasites and dysentery.

The rate of HIV and TB infection is also much higher in Ghana than at home. Hospitals in Ghana often have dedicated HIV and TB wards, so you can also gain some useful experience in caring for patients with infectious diseases.

Children’s Nursing

 

Children’s wards in Ghana are rarely as child friendly or as comfortable as those at home so paediatric nursing placements are also an opportunity to exchange ideas on how children are cared for at home.

Midwifery

If you are looking for an elective in midwifery, we can place you in one of the larger district hospital maternity departments or one of the smaller district or specialist maternity clinics.

Working alongside the Ghanaian midwives, you will be able to monitor the women in the first stages of labour and keep a check of the fetal heart rates with a foetoscope. You will be able to assist the midwives in the deliveries. Following the deliveries, you will help with the monitoring of the women and babies, and help to check the women over before they were discharged.

As malaria is common in Ghana, it can complicate the pregnancy if contracted. Therefore, these placements can provide you with incredible insights into the care of pregnant women with tropical illnesses.

Mental Health Nursing

As well as a number of Regional Hospitals, Cape Coast is also home to a dedicated Psychiatric Hospital, which is the ideal placement for those looking to experience mental health nursing or an elective in mental health nursing.

The hospital has about 250 in patients and 100 out patients and is one of only 3 psychiatric hospitals in Ghana.

Medical Outreach Programme

If your time with us in Ghana permits, we will also arrange for you to attend a medical outreach project. We often take teams of local medics and volunteers to rural village communities outside Cape Coast and to local orphanages and schools to help with health programmes.

Regular outreach projects include inoculation programmes or just health checks, with an opportunity for those in rural communities without access to primary care to come and visit medics for a check up or to discuss any medical problems that they might have.

Costs:

Cost in £

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
£995£1,095£1,195£1,345£1,495

Cost in Euros

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
1,350€1,495€1,495€1,795€1,995€

Cost in US $

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
$1,595$1,795$1,995$2,235$2,475

Cost in Auz $

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks
Au$1,990Au$2,190Au$2,390Au$2,740Au$3,090

Cost in £

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
£150£595N/A£100

Cost in Euros

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
200€800€N/A135€

Cost in US $

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
$240$995N/A$160

Cost in Auz $

Extra weeksExtra monthsLanguage courseOrphanage project
Au$300Au$1,190N/AAu$200

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