The First Lady, H.E Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has commissioned the ATLANTIC LOUNGE, a sitting area with a sitting capacity of about 200 people.

The facility which was built within 12 weeks was sponsored by FIRST ATLANTIC BANK under the auspices of the REBECCA FOUNDATION.

It contains toilet facilities for visitors including the physically challenged as well. The facility beyond the sitting services also has a children’s play area and an ATM for financial services.

The First Lady on her Facebook page revealed that the motivation behind the beautiful edifice at Korle-Bu.

She wrote;

This morning, I had the utmost pleasure of handing over a new waiting area for Visitors at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Indeed in May 2019, when we commissioned the Rebecca Akufo-Addo Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, I noticed many visitors sitting under trees and other uncomfortable places. It was quite obvious to me that, Korle Bu needed a decent waiting area for the Emergency wards to provide comfort, safety, peace of mind and protection against adverse weather conditions.

I expressed my desire to Dr Okoe Boye, who was the Board Chair of Korle Bu at the time, to find a solution. We approached some corporate institutions, including the First Atlantic Bank, to build a waiting area for Korle Bu. Fortunately, our proposal for a waiting area was in line with the Corporate Social objectives of the bank. The Managing Director of the First Atlantic Bank acknowledged the enormous relief that such a project would bring to citizens, who have to wait as their relatives and friends undergo medical care.