Korle-Bu Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Accra, Ghana

Hospital description

Korle-Bu (the valley of the Korle lagoon) Hospital was established in 1923 and is the largest teaching hospital in Ghana; it became a teaching hospital in 1962. It is affiliated with the University of Ghana Medical School and now has seventeen separate clinical and diagnostic departments. The hospital occupies a large campus and is the main tertiary hospital in Southern Ghana. It is also home to three centres of excellence, which are in the specialties of cardiothoracic surgery, reconstructive surgery and radiotherapy and was the first hospital in Ghana to carry out a kidney transplant.

Korle-Bu is also the third largest hospital in Africa and has a reputation which extends to bordering nations. The Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre, the National Cardiothoracic Centre and the National Centre for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine are among the departments that receive and treat patients from neighbouring countries such as Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Togo.

The departments incorporated into Korle-Bu Hospital include; Medicine; Child Health; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Pathology; Laboratories; Radiology; Anaesthesia; Surgery; Polyclinic; Accident Centre; and the Surgical/Medical Emergency departments. Korle-Bu also provides sophisticated and scientific investigative procedures and specialisation in various fields such as Neuro-surgery, Dentistry, Eye, ENT, Renal, Orthopaedics, Oncology, Dermatology, Cardiothoracic, Radiotherapy, Radiodiagnosis, Paediatric Surgery and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit.

Students can take an elective at this hospital through Elective Ghana if they so wish.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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