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JUABEN HOSPITAL, GHANA

5.00 (1 review)
Salaga - Atebubu Road, Ghana
Salaga - Atebubu Road Brong Ahafo GH
Hospital type

Juaben Hospital, a government municipal facility, is located in the Ashnati region of Ghana, in a beautiful location with plenty of greenery and rainforest. The hospital is designed to serve the people of the Juaben region, a diverse and wide-spread area, with many small and remote communities. Used to serve basic amenities for the population, more specialist care referred on to the larger hospitals in Kuamsi. The hospital lacks many resources, for example no resuscitation equipment and limited drugs but has a positive and welcoming environment.

Number of Beds
47
Hospital Facilities

The hospital has a male, a female and a paediatric ward, alongside a maternity unit and one operating theatre. It also has a pharmacy, out patients department, laboratory, and public health departments. The hospital takes nursing students from KNUST University in Kumasi, and has 1 doctor, clinical officers, and nursing staff.

Additional Comments

The hospital is currently trying to develop a 24hour out- patient department. The hospital is always busy, serving a population of around 180,000. The doctor will undertake basic surgical operations but more complex illnesses/ surgeries are sent to the larger district hospital.

Specialties required

Any surgeon will be warmly welcomed but due to the limited facilities Obs & Gynae + a general surgeon would be most useful. The hospital welcomes elective students and is keen to teach and allow students to be involved with the community

Transportation

The hospital is located around a 30min drive from the city of Kumasi, in the Ashanti region. Fly into Accra and take a bus to Kumasi, takes around 5 hours.

Accommodation

Available across the road, hostel with rotation nurses. A small fee is charged for accommodation, elective students should liaise with the hospital regarding costs.

Length of stay

4-6weeks is a sufficient amount of time, to get involved in the local community and hospital culture. But this will depend on personal preference.

Other Information

contact email: juabenghospital@yahoo.com

Or Abigail Kusi Amponsah at abacious@live.co.uk

Or Veronica Dzomeku vdzomeku@yahoo.com

Or Linda East at Linda.East@nottingham.ac.uk

Telephone Number: +233244824998 or +233244171773 or +233244251650

Name of contact
Dr Prosper K. Gbekor Medical Superintendent
megs01
5.0

I spent 6 weeks in Ghana altogether, 4 weeks working in the hospital and the travelled around the country after. This was the first time I had been travelling or nursing abroad but I had an incredible experience! Yeah Juaben is quiet, and remote and the accommodation is basic but the people are lovely and the hospital is a great experience! Also a good spot to use as a base for travelling and getting into Kumasi is simple, we went most weekends to see the sights!

Juaben and Ghana are a great choice and I’d love to go back soon!

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