best hospitals in ghana

10 of The Best Hospitals in Ghana

Edufia Foster
The modern day Ghana is known to be facing few difficulties in some aspects of health care and facilities. Irrespective of that, there are good hospitals to patronize. That is why we have put together this list of best hospitals in Ghana.
Many of these hospitals are known to have properly trained staff who offer good health care services besides their sophisticated machines used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Out of these many good hospitals, let us learn about 10 of them and what they can offer us.

1. Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital

This is one of the most referenced health care centers in Ghana. It is located in the capital, Accra.
It is the teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ghana medical school. Korle-Bu has a 2000 bed capacity, making it the third-largest hospital in Africa. Source: Wikipedia.
This facility was established on 9th of October, 1923, under the administration of Sir Gordon Guggisberg to provide health care for the indigenous people.
If you are in search of the best hospitals in Ghana, then this is in no doubt one of the best.
They offer excellent cardiothoracic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and radiotherapy.

2. 37 Military Hospital

Many ask for the meaning of 37 as the name of a hospital. This is because it is the 37th military hospital to be built in the British colony of West Africa.
It is the largest military hospital in Ghana, having a capacity of 400 beds. This hospital offers good services and health care procedures such as accident and emergency, x-ray, gynecology, dentistry, pediatrics as well as veterinary treatment.
This 37th military hospital was built by a British military officer in 1941. This was to provide health care for troops injured in the Second World War.
Although the hospital is now open to the public, it still ran primarily by military personnel.

3. Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

It was built and named as Kumasi Central Hospital in 1954. The name of the second-largest hospital in Ghana was changed to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
KATH is located in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, and it is affiliated to the School of Medical Sciences of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Currently, the hospital has about 1000 beds. It is known to have personnel who are good at Gynecology, physiotherapy, child care, dentistry and much more.

4. Ridge Hospital

Ridge Hospital is the Regional Hospital of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It is also one of the best hospitals in Ghana located in Accra.
It was built in 1929 to provide health care for the British nationals during the pre-colonial era.

5. Tamale Teaching Hospital

This was formerly called Tamale Regional Hospital. It was established in 1974 to serve the people of Upper East, Upper West, and Northern region.
As a teaching hospital, it has an affiliation with the University for Development Studies (UDS).

6. Volta Regional Hospital

This is located in Ho, in the Volta region of Ghana. It is popularly known as Trafalgar.
In 2015, it was made a teaching hospital to be used to train the students of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, one of the new Universities in Ghana.

7. Sunyani Regional Hospital

The Sunyani Regional Hospital was an establishment by the colonial masters in 1927, to serve the people of Western Ashanti. It is now known to serve the people of the Brong Ahafo Region after it was carved from the Ashanti Region.
The hospital now gives health care as an ultramodern hospital with the state of art medical equipment and diagnostic facilities. It has an accommodation of about 300 beds.

8. Accra Psychiatric Hospital

The main responsibility of this hospital is to provide treatment, welfare, training, and rehabilitation of the ill. It has the capacity to accommodate 600 patients and offers them the necessary treatment required.
Some of the services provided are Clinical Psychology service, Electro Convulsive Therapy, Social Work Service, Rehab for Alcohol Abuse, OPD and many others.

9. Ghana Canada Medical Center (GCMC)

This is an ultra modern, well equipped diagnostic and treatment specialty hospital. It is an initiative of Ghanaian doctors and partners who are home after working abroad. GCMC has specialties like obstetrics, gynecology, urology, pediatrics etc.
It also runs an excellent laboratory service as well as top level ultrasound services. They have also opened a non-invasive Cardio-diagnostic Laboratory where you can have an evaluation for heart diseases and for evaluating medical therapy.
The hospital can be located at Manor Valley, Adjiringanor in the Greater Accra Region.

10. Lister Hospital and Fertility Centre

Lister Hospital and Fertility Centre is one of the most technologically advanced private hospitals in Ghana.
It offers modern and advanced medical facilities for both in and outpatients, comfortable accommodation and a highly trained staff who provide extensive general and specialist healthcare and diagnostic services.
The above-mentioned hospitals are 10 of the best hospitals in Ghana. In fact, Ghana has a big trumpet to blow when it comes to health care service provision.


  1. Jonathan Hurlbut
    April 22, 2019

    Ys, I am trying to locate a Doctor Katerina, a woman Doctor who told me she OWNS a public hospital in Accra, but is currently attending a patient at Kabsad Scientific Hospital. I cannot seem to find HER or any listings of her ANYWHERE!
    CCan someone please give me some helpful information about this Dr. Katerina, in Accra, please?
    Thank you for any and All INFORMATION you can POSSIBLY share? I would appreciate it. Thank you.
    Sincerely, Jonathan

  2. Myra Lynn Earwood
    April 28, 2019


  3. Inga Brereton
    June 11, 2019

    Would anyone be able to help me find out how get a copy of my birth certificate from The Ridge Hospital? I've tried looking on-line to see how to contact them, but so far have drawn a blank.. I was born way long ago - back when Ghana was still The Gold Coast..

    Any suggestions gratefully received.

    Thank you,

    Inga Brereton

  4. Elizabeth Adjei
    June 29, 2019

    I suggest the amount paid for the national health insurance be increased by categories to provide good services the amount being paid currently is nothing to compare. Please find out more about how it is done in the UK for better services. It is one of the best.

  5. Michelle
    July 6, 2019

    What about central hospital in Koforidua

  6. Jammie
    August 22, 2019

    We have the "34 Military Hospital" in Sierra Leone and I've always wondered why 34 :) . I guess now I could say it because it was "the 34th Military hospital built in British Colonies of West Africa"

  7. William Mc
    September 7, 2019

    Is there a St. Joes Hospital in Accra Ghana West Africa?

Leave a Reply