KNUST Hospital

By | July 11, 2017

KNUST Hospital

The University Health Services started as a dressing station in 1952 and has grown by additions and modifications into a full-fledged 100-bed hospital.

This was at a period when the entire University population was barely 1000 with a corresponding low hospital attendance. The hospital currently caters for a population of over 200,000. This is made of: Students 21000, Staff and dependants 30000; and about 150,000 people from over 30 surrounding communities, including Ayigya, Bomso, Ayeduase, Kotei, Boadi etc.
It is the medical arm of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. It is located in Kumasi, Ashanti Region in the northwest part of the Kumasi – Accra express way. In 1972, the female, children and male wards were constructed to enable the hospital receive more in-patients .The out-patient department and the theatre were added in 1973.The maternity ward was initially an isolation ward which was converted for maternal purposes.
The University Health Services started as a dressing station in 1952 and has grown by additions and modifications into a full-fledged 100-bed hospital. This was at a period when the entire University population was barely 1000 with a corresponding low hospital attendance.
The hospital currently caters for a population of over 200,000. This is made of: Students – 21000, Staff and dependants – 30000; and about 150,000 people from over 30 surrounding communities, including Ayigya, Bomso, Ayeduase, Kotei, Boadi etc. It is the medical arm of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
It is located in Kumasi, Ashanti Region in the northwest part of the Kumasi – Accra express way.
In 1972,the female, children and male wards were constructed to enable the hospital receive more in-patients .The out-patient department and the theatre were added in 1973.The maternity ward was initially an isolation ward which was converted for maternal purposes. The KNUST Hospital was primarily set up to cater for the health needs of staff, their dependents and student of the university. However, it has now extended its services to the general public and provides health services to the 30 surrounding communities with a rapidly increasing population. Thus, the hospital plays the role of a District Hospital.
The University Health Services offers services in the general medical care as well as specialist services.
The Health Services has commissioned a students’ Clinic on the 2nd April, 2007 to enhance the health care delivery for student of the university. The Clinic is located in the heart the University. The facilities at the clinic comprises of Medical records, a Dispensary, Mini-laboratory among others. The clinic seeks to ease congestion at the University Hospital.
The students’ Clinic has a stand –by ambulance and a power plant to provide emergency services at the Clinic.

KNUST Contact Address

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
University Hospital
Tel:032-206-0320 / 032-206-0320
Fax:032-206-0300
E-mail :hospital@knust.edu.gh
Web: https://uhs.knust.edu.gh