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The University of Ghana Hospital, popularly known as the Legon Hospital was built and commissioned in 1957 and is officially owned by the University of Ghana.

It was Set up almost the same time as the University was found in Achimota School West Compound. It was put under the charge of Dr. A.B. Boyd (a Scottish Doctor) who was assisted by one staff nurse (SN)

The hospital started as a clinic sharing all facilities in common with the Achimota Hospital. In 1959, five (5) personnel consisting of a doctor and four nurses moved from Achimota to start work at the then University College Hospital.

       Admissions eligibility shall be as follows:
Candidates with Diploma in health or related sciences who satisfy the requirements for admission shall enter at Level 200 (the second year of the 4-year bachelor’s degree program. Candidates are admitted to Level 200.
Entry Requirements:
Candidates with Diplomas awarded by University of Ghana, Institutions recognized by or affiliated to the University of Ghana and Institutions under the Ministry of Health shall require an FGPA of 3.2 or better/equivalent and shall attend a selection interview.


Progressive and Sustainable Transformation Of University Health Services into a Vibrant Centre Of Excellence and Pivot for Public Health Sector Development.

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  • To enhance the health status of all employees, dependants and students of the University of Ghana by providing them with world class Medical Services of the highest quality.
  • To enhance the health status of the communities in University of Ghana’s immediate environs by providing affordable client focused quality health services.
  • To strategically position the University Health Services in Medical Training and Collaborative Research for Capacity Building.
  • To collaborate with all public Universities across the length and breadth of the nation in the establishment of a vibrant national University Health services for Ghana.


The Hospital Management Committee set up by University Council is the policy making body of the Hospital. The hospital is headed by the Director of University Health Services.

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