The National Cardiothoracic Centre (NCTC)

Brief History

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, another Ghanaian surgeon (Figure 1), returned to Ghana in 1989 after training at the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, who received his basic medical training at the University of Ghana Medical School, had gained world-renown in Germany as one of the pioneers of the heart transplantation program in Hannover. Against staggering odds, he set up Ghana’s National Cardiothoracic Center (NCTC) at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in 1989.

Cardiothoracic surgery in Ghana was revived when K. Frimpong-Boateng started work in 1989 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. His effort to set up an autonomous center dedicated to cardiothoracic surgery was met with stiff opposition reminiscent of the Easmon era. With remarkable perseverance and leadership, he succeeded in setting up Ghana’s NCTC which was officially commissioned on April 10th 1992. In August of 2009.

Mission and Vision

Mission:
To remain a tertiary referral centre in cardiothoracic ad vascular diseases for both adult and paediatrics, whose personnel are equipped with requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes to undertake quality care, teaching and research.

Vision:
To be a world class centre and first choice destination for the management of cardiothoracic and vascular disease in the West Africa sub region using the state of the art technology and equipment to the ultimate satisfaction of our patients.

Our Values:
–  Dedication and Compassion
–  Efficiency and Excellence
– Sound ethical standards and punctuality
–  Creativity and innovation
– Uncompromising integrity.