(i) Established:- 21st March, 1931 (Oldest Mission hospital in Ghana)

(ii) Catchment Area:- Ashanti-Akim North Municipality with a Population of 81,419 However, patients all over Ghana and neighbouring countries of Togo, La Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso comes to the hospital especially for the ophthalmological care.

(iii) Bed Complement:- 350

(iv) The average yearly service outputs

Total OPD 127,000
Total Admissions 12,000
General Surgeries 2,000
Obstetrics/Gynaecological Surgeries 1,400
Eye Surgeries 820
Laboratory Investigations 229,000
X-Ray Investigations 6,00
Ultrasound Investigations 7,000

(v) Staff strength as at September 30, 2018

STAFF CATEGORY STAFF AT POST
Doctors 33
Obstetrician/Gynaecologist 2
Ophthalmologist 1
Paediatric Specialist/Oncologist 2
Physician Specialist 1
Dental Surgeon 1
Consultant Surgeon 1
Medical Officers 10
Residents 0
House Officers 14
Pharmacists (Including 6 Interns) 10
Physician Assistants (Medical) 11
Physician Assistants (Anaesthesia) 6
General Nurses 104
Midwives 27
Auxiliary Nurses 63
Pharmacy Technicians 6
Biomedical Scientists 6
Biomedical Engineer 1
Technical Officer (Laboratory) 1
Technical Officer (X-Ray) 2
Optometrist 1
Physiotherapist 1
Biostatisticians 4
Nutritionist 1
Others 202
TOTAL 453

(vi) Services Provided:- Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Child Health, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Ultrasonography, Ophthalmology, Electrocardiography, Physiotherapy, Laboratory Investigations, Blood Transfusion, X-Ray  Investigations, HIV/AIDS (VCT, ART, PMTCT), Special Sickle Cell Clinic, Special Diabetic Clinic, Special Hypertensive Clinic, Special TB Clinic, Pharmacy (with Infusion Production Unit), Morgue Services

(vii) Status:

(a)  Municipal Hospital, Ashanti-Akim North

(b)  Accredited for: Housemanship Training in Surgery, Paediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynaecology; Diploma in Ophthalmology programme for Doctors; Ophthalmic Nursing Training; Training of Residents in Surgery and Paediatrics

(c)  Designated as Collaborating Centre for the University of Ghana School of Public Health

(d)  Training Centre for Buruli Ulcer Treatment

(e)  Baby Friendly Hospital

(f)   MOH/WHO designated centre for training in the surgical management of buruli ulcer

(g)  One of two sites in Ghana and eight sites in Africa for Malaria Vaccine Trial

(h) The only site in Ghana for Typhoid Conjugate Trial 

(viii) Existing Facilities:

(a) Inpatients Department (Wards): Medical Ward (Male and Female) 28 beds; Maternity Ward 28 beds; Surgical Ward (Male & Female) 14 beds; Children’s Ward 50 beds; Ward “U” (Ulcer) 20 beds; Eye Ward (Male & Female) 28 beds; Isolation Ward 9 beds; Casualty Ward 29 beds; Special Ward (Ward “A”) 3 beds; Intensive Care Unit 6 beds; Nursery 7 beds; Labour 8 beds.   TOTAL BEDS 250 beds

(b) Outpatients Department (OPD) General Has four (4) Consulting Rooms each partitioned into two for two (2) Doctors to consult at the same time in privacy. OPD Eye – has four (4) Consulting Rooms and an Optical wing.

(c) Operating Theater

(d) Pathological and Research Laboratory