With an initial bed capacity of 360 when it was officially opened on May 12th, 1973, the UBTH of today boasts of a bed capacity of over 860 as at August 2017 and still increasing with a multiplicity of departments offering a wide range of services all of which combined to make the Institution the Centre of Excellence as its stands today.
Besides the enviable achievements of its main traditional clinical departments, there has also been a remarkable development of its subspecialties. Mention must be made of the eminent doctors, scholars and managers who have played pivotal roles as helmsmen of the veritable health institution.
Today, the UBTH boasts of a Dialysis Centre, CT Scanning Service, a fully integrated Accident centre and a fully functional Oxygen production plant to effectively meet the need of the hospital. In areas of training and research, The UBTH is at the forefront in West Africa. After 35 years of remarkable healthcare advances, UBTH will continue to spearhead innovation in research, clinical services and compassionate care.