The Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital was the first to spring up after the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. It is touted as one of Nkrumah’s accomplishments built in the year 1965. The hospital was built to accommodate up to 500 patients, and admits patients from regions around the central region where it is located, namely Western and Ashanti regions.
Dr Sangmuah, Dr Sika-Nartey and Dr. Atsor were the pioneer psychiatrists. This was an attempt to decongest the hospital.
The Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital has seven (7) wards, males and females. It admits patients as inpatients and on OPD levels.