The Holy Family Nursing and Midwifery Training College (NMTC) comprise the Nursing Training College and the Midwifery Training School. Both institutions developed as individual offshoots of the Holy Family Hospital at Berekum to train the requisite nursing personnel for the hospital and sister health facilities in other parts of the country. Since its establishment, the NMTC has trained so many health personnel who are working in different parts of the country.
According to the genesis of the NMTC, in 1943, the late Nana Boakye Yiadom Owusu II, the then Paramount Chief of Berekum Traditional area, appealed to the then Catholic Bishop of Kumasi, Most Rev. Paulisan, to establish a hospital in Berekum to cater for the health needs of the people in Berekum and Jaman Districts. Nana’s appeal was favourably considered by Bishop Paulisan and his overseas sponsors. Following the approval of Nana’s appeal, the Medical Mission Sisters (MMS) arrived in Ghana in 1948 and established the first clinic of the Holy Family Hospital at Berekum.
Over the years the clinic grew bigger to become a hospital under the care and management of the Medical Mission Sisters. As the hospital continued to expand and increase services, the Medical Mission Sisters became mindful of the importance of training and replenishing of human resources for health institutions, especially professional nurses for their own hospitals and clinics. They therefore advised the church to immediately establish a Nurses Training School. As a result, Rev. Sr. Catherine (Patrick) Shean of the Medical Mission Sisters founded the Nursing School on 21st January 1957. This was later followed by the establishment of the Midwifery Training School in 1964 by Rev. Sr. Rosemary Smith to train midwives for the hospitals. The two schools went through different stages of metamorphosis and maturity until they weaned from the hospital and became autonomous in 1991.
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