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Korle Bu shuts down three Surgery Clinics

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Ghana’s leading referral centre, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has closed down three of its surgery clinics to allow for the completion of some structural works at its theatres and recovery wards, a statement from its PR said on Friday February 5th 2016.

The closure until further notice, will see the affected departments — General surgery, Urology and Neurosurgery clinics,  only attending to emergencies after prior arrangements has been made. The statement therefore urged other hospitals and patients affected to seek for assistance from other facilities if cases are  ‘non-emergencies’.

The clinics are the first point of call for all referred cases for the various specialties.

A total number of 15,100 cases averagely are attended to yearly at the General Surgical Specialist clinic alone; 10,600 cases averagely at the Genito-Urinary Clinic; and 4,600 cases averagely at the Neurology clinic.

The Department of Surgery is one of the early departments established in the Korle Bu Hospital to provide surgery and consultancy services as well as offer training and conduct research. At present it is by far the largest department in the hospital with a bed capacity of 612 and staff strength of over 860.


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