Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
|Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital|
|Ministry of Health|
|Location||Kumasi, Kumasi Metropolis, Ashanti Region, Ghana|
|Care system||Ghana Health Service / NHIS Accredited|
|Affiliated university||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Medical Sciences|
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, is the second-largest hospital in Ghana and the only tertiary health institution in the Ashanti Region. It is the main referral hospital for the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.
The hospital was built in 1954 as the Kumasi Central Hospital. It was later named Komfo Anokye Hospital after Okomfo Anokye, a legendary fetish priest of the Ashanti. It was converted into a teaching hospital in 1975 affiliated to the medical school of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The hospital is also accredited for postgraduate training by the West African College of Surgeons in surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, otorhinolaryingology, ophthalmology and radiology. The hospital currently has about 1000 beds, up from the initial 500 when first built.
The hospital has clinical and non-clinical directorates.
- Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Child Health
- Dental, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (DEENT)
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Accident and Emergency department
- Domestic Services
- Supply Chain Management
- Technical Services
- West End Hospital, Kumasi
- National Health Insurance Scheme (Ghana)
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
- The story of Okomfo Anokye founding member of the Ashanti tribe. The sword in the legend is said to still be buried on the hospital grounds.
- List of hospitals in Ghana
- "Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital-About Us". Official Website. Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- Govindaraj, Ramesh; A.A.D. Obuobi, N.K.A. Enyimayew, P. Antwi, S. Ofosu-Amaah (August 1996). "Hospital Autonomy in Ghana: The Experience of Korle Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals" (PDF). Data for Decision Making Project. School of Public Health, University of Ghana and Harvard School of Public Health. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
- "College of Health Sciences:Faculty of Medicine". Official Website. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Archived from the original on 12 August 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
- "List of Accredited Institutions for Training". Official Website. West African College of Surgeons. Archived from the original on 22 May 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2007.