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Table 1 Dialysis services within government-owned hospitals in Ghana

From: The geographical distribution of dialysis services in Ghana

Government hospital Number of functioning hemodialysis machines Personnel in-charge of unit Number of patients Peritoneal dialysis availability
Korle-bu Teaching Hospital 18 4 nephrologists
4 nephrology trainees
250 No
Cardiothoracic unit 10 1 nephrology trainee 65 No
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital 8 3 nephrologists
2 specialist physicians
22 Yes for acute dialysis in children only
Tamale Teaching Hospital 3 1 nephrologist (Cuban)
1 specialist physician
45 Yes for acute dialysis in children only
Cape Coast Teaching Hospital 10 1 consultant physician
2 medical officers
68 Yes for acute dialysis both adult and children
Ho Teaching Hospital 2 1 medical officer 26 No
Police Hospital, Accra 8 1 medical officer 25 No