The University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) is an ultra-modern medical centre offering world-class quaternary level health services in Ghana, West Africa and beyond. It is magnificently nestled on the southernmost tip of the University of Ghana, the Country’s premier university located in Legon, Accra and about ten minutes away from the Kotoka International Airport. The Centre seeks to embody the spirit of hospitality that Ghana is globally acclaimed for and is focused on delivering an excellent and unparalleled patient experience through the deployment of a customer-obsessed approach throughout every facet of its operations.

Note to General Public

At a short media briefing, the Chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC), Dr. Anarfi Asamoa-Baah noted that the Centre would only attend to referral cases limited to three main departments, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Laboratory and Pharmacy services with Laboratory and Pharmacy services. According to him, patients with minor ailments and without referrals from other hospitals cannot walk into the new facility.

Dr. Asamoa-Baah said although the facility is not an emergency centre, it has the capacity to cater for some emergency cases.  He said plans were far advanced to establish a well-resourced management team to aid the smooth running of the hospital. In the meantime, however, he said about twenty recruited staff would be rendering services at the facility.

“Consistently we’ve been advised not to make this like Korle-Bu. So we’re very keen that we establish a different culture. A culture that makes this place patient-friendly. A culture that is patient-centred and where health workers have the right attitude and motivation to provide highest level of services. And in order to ensure that this doesn’t turn into Korle-Bu, it is important to have the right people at the top” he noted.

Responding to some concerns from Pressmen, Member of the IMC and Acting Chief Executive Officer of UGMC, Dr. Darius Osei disclosed that all referrals to the centre will be treated for free for the first two weeks. He thereby called on the public’s full cooperation in running the centre. He further noted that the Centre which is meant for specialists would not train undergraduates of Medicine from the University of Ghana, as Korle-Bu will continue to train them.


To be distinguished for world-class patient care, training and research.


UGMC is committed to providing premium health care (quaternary level), education of health professionals and research by a highly skilled and motivated staff in a pristine healing environment.

Focus Areas

  1. Service Delivery: Our goal here is to promote favourable healthcare outcomes through innovative, customer-centered, cost-effective and high quality processes. By keeping healthcare providers and patients motivated, we inch closer to realizing these goals.
  2. Medical Training & Simulation: The centre invests significantly in the production of first-class medical scholars, sub-specialty faculty and skilled professionals at the highest standards as in the best institutions in the world. Our pedagogy and curricula are crafted to meet this goal.
  3. Research: The centre will facilitate teaching and research at the College of Health Sciences and other professional institutions such as the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, etc.


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