The University Health Services (KNUST Hospital) started as a dressing station in 1952. It has now grown by additions and modifications into a full-fledged 125-bed capacity hospital. The hospital currently caters for a population of over 200,000. This is made up of over 60,000 students, 30,000 staff and dependants and over 150,000 people from over 30 surrounding communities including Ayigya, Bomso, Ayeduase, Kotei and Boadi. Located in the northwest part of Kumasi, Ashanti Region on the Kumasi-Accra highway, it is the medical arm of the University.
In 1972, the Female, Children and Male Wards were constructed to enable the hospital receive more in-patients. The Out-Patient Department (OPD) and the Theatre were added in 1973. The Maternity Ward, which was initially an isolation ward, was converted for maternal health purposes.
The KNUST Hospital was primarily set up to cater for the health needs of staff, their dependants and the students of the University. However, it has now extended its services to the general public and provides health care services to the surrounding communities with a rapidly increasing population. Thus, the hospital plays the role of a District Hospital.
The University Health Services offers services in general medical care as well as specialist services.
The Health Service commissioned the Students’ Clinic in April 2007 to enhance the health care delivery for students of the university. The Clinic is located in the heart of the University; near the Chancellor's Hall. The units at the clinic comprise of Medical Records, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Treatment Room, Nurses’ Station, and a Lying-In Ward among others. The aim of the clinic is to ease congestion at the main hospital.
To become a leading University Health Services providing comprehensive general and specialized services to enhance knowledge production in science and technology for sustainable development in Ghana.
To promote and preserve the health status and the well-being of the university community through efficient and compassionate delivery of quality health care to patient. Continuous improvement in the quality of care and service we provide; education and training of Physicians and other health care professionals to ensure the future availability of comprehensive health services for the university community.
- To provide prompt attention to patients in both medical and emergency care
- To improve the quality of health care to the university community and its surroundings
- To increase access to medical care for 24hours
- To train Residents and House Officers
- To serve as a training facility for KNUST students and others