Patient safety

Kumasi, Ghana – London, England

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana is partnering with St. George’s Healthcare Trust, London.

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) is located in the Ashanti Region in Ghana. Its location means that its 1 200 beds are accessible to many other regions in the country, as well as neighbouring countries Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. KATH employs 3 428 staff including 363 doctors and 1 322 nurses, and as the only tertiary hospital in the region, the number of referrals it receives is growing.

St. George’s Hospital in London was founded in 1 733. It has approximately 8 000 staff and over 1 000 beds and is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country. It treats over 500 000 outpatients annually, delivers over 5 000 babies, and carries out over 90 000 operations. As well as providing acute hospital services, it also provides a wide spectrum of specialist care and community services, recording over half a million community attendances per annum.