Institutional Care Division (ICD)

The Institutional Care Division (ICD) is mandated to lead, support and provide oversight to client-centered, high-quality clinical services that promote wellness, reduce disability and suffering promptly by passionate, well-motivated trained healthcare workers. The vision of the Division is to improve quality of clinical care services for all persons living in Ghana.

The Division’s objectives are as follows:

  • To ensure the development of comprehensive clinical care development policies, sustainable strategic plans, programmes and budgets to cover all activities of the Service at all levels.
  • To undertake periodic review of the activities of the Ghana Health Service and that of its programme implementation partners in the area of clinical care.
  • To cater for the design and application of support, monitoring and evaluation systems for purposes of assessing and improving the operational effectiveness of the Ghana Health Service’s clinical care interventions and infection control.

The Division is led by a Director and has the following four Departments under it.

  • Quality Assurance Department 
  • Clinical Information and Monitoring Department
  • Clinical Service Development Department
  • Mental Health Department

Each of the Department is headed by a Deputy Director who reports directly to the Divisional Director.

Functional Responsibilities and Authority

The Director   The Divisional Director is responsible for the core functions of the Division and exercise of authority by the Director is derived from and consistent with his responsibilities as well as authority delegated by the immediate superior. In effect, the superior authority of the DG/DDG guides the exercise of authority but the coordination and development of strategies for the execution of the core functions is the responsibility of the Director and his deputies. The Director coordinates and mediates departmental and interdepartmental issues.  

Core Functions 

Coordination, guidance and development of short, medium and long-term plans and budgets for the Ghana Health Service’s clinical care development, including the preparation of projects and programs for local and international financing consistent with the Sector-Wide/Multi-Sector Approach;

  • The development of clinical governance and infection control systems consistent with national, bilateral and international expectations.
  • The provision of support, monitoring and evaluation of program and projects in collaboration with the Regions, Districts and other health program implementing agencies with a view to promoting clinical care effectiveness and efficiency;
  • The review of clinical care intervention financing and resource (human and infrastructure) allocation strategies and its impact on access, quality and efficiency to consumers
  • The production and management of clinical care information as a decision support system, made accessible to all divisions and stakeholders for effective decision-making;
  • The Monitoring of the implementation of all clinical care field programs and projects initiated by the service in collaboration with the Public Health Division to ensure programs effectiveness and sustainability;
  • The supervision and provision of technical support for the Regional Public Health    Reference   Laboratories