The WGH is situated in Damongo, the capital of West Gonja District in the Northern Region of Ghana. The WGH is a mission hospital, this means that the hospital is ran by a Diocese and Bishop, and most nurses are nuns.
The hospital deals with a shortage of staff and the state of the hospital buildings and medical equipment is deplorable. The hospital counts 260 employees and 100 beds on different wards. In the West Gonja District there are eight Health Centers in the surrounding communities, in which work no doctors.