Fields of work Other
UK Partner Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Developing Country Partner Ghana Ports Authority Hospital
Contact Mr Chris Oppong Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Derriford Hospital Plymouth PL3 4RY UK Tel: 01752 763289 chris@coppong.freeserve.co.uk

The Plymouth-Ghana Link was set up in May 2004 to foster relationships between Plymouth and Ghana specifically, Sekondi-Takoradi a port city. This is a Learning Link, not an Aid Link. The Link has been officially recognised by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth who together with  the Bishop of Plymouth, Linda Gilroy MP, David Jamieson MP, Gary Streeter MP are Patrons. It has also been officially recognised by the Ghana High Commissioner who was represented by his Deputy at the official launch of the Link.  The Mayor of the Link city Sekondi – Takoradi paid an official visit to Plymouth in August, 2004.

The Health Committee of the Link is recognised by the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.  The aim of the Health Committee  is to:

  1. Assist in the development of health care through Training and Education of the local people involved in delivering health service.
  2. To be involved in research which will be relevant to local needs.   This will be achieved through student electives and Professional exchanges to involve Consultant medical staff and senior trainees; nursing and remedial services. We believe this is the best way to support the development of health care in the Link city rather than give handouts.

Contact Details

Mr Chris Oppong
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Derriford Hospital
Plymouth
PL3 4RY
UK

Tel: 01752 763289
chris@coppong.freeserve.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Bernard Boateng-Duah
Medical Director

Ghana Ports Authority Hospital
Takoradi
Ghana

bbduah@yahoo.com

 

Website: www.pstl.org.uk