Ghana medical tourism ambitions

Ghana’s leading healthcare institution, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, which is also the third biggest referral centre in Africa, has ambitions to become a key medical tourism centre.

The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital records an average daily attendance of 1,500 patients.

CEO, Dr Opoku Ware Ampomah believes the range of treatment there calls for greater strategic investment to overhaul the ageing infrastructure. While there have already been several renovations and infrastructure additions, managers are struggling to cope due to lack of adequate resources and workforce. Dr Ampomah believes the hospital should be able to handle all illnesses they are presented with now, and in the future.

The Ghanaian President also stated in the State of the Nation Address that he intends to make the health facility a one-stop shop for healthcare.

Dr Ampomah’s plan to make this a reality includes a complete overhaul of some facilities there, developing the requisite human resources and providing needed resources. He has appealed to corporate organisations to partner with the hospital to achieve his plan.

When resources allow, it is hoped the hospital will be a key destination across Ghana and other African countries.