Anaesthesia Department

BACKGROUND                                        (list of Anaesthesia Consultants)

The Department of Anaesthesia has been an integral part of the Hospital since inception in 1958. The Department has been responsible for the provision of Anaesthesia to patients. Anaesthetists also work as intensive care physicians who provide care to patients that are admitted in the Intensive Care Unit. At the onset, the Department was called the Anaesthetics Department. At the time, there was a shortage of Consultant Anaesthetists within the Hospital to which end a number of British Anaesthetists were offered contract appointments. These individuals included Dr. V. Fowler, and Dr. D.J. Walters, both of whom were on contract appointments between 1960 and 1964. In addition, Dr. Ronald S. Lambie was seconded to Nigeria in 1965 under the auspices of External Aids, Canada.

In 1966, a separate academic Department of Anaesthesia was created under the Headship of Prof. L.M. Beckham (M.D.). During his tenure as Head of Department, Dr. Beckham initiated many laudable programmes including the overseas recruitment of Anaesthetists and the training of local (Nigerian) doctors in the specialty of Anaesthesia before the commencement of the fellowship training. On the 30th of June, 1971, Prof. S.A. Oduntan succeeded Prof. L.M. Beckham as the substantive Head of Department.

The first head of the Anaesthesia Department was Dr. Phyllis M. Edwards who became the Head of Department on the 1st of April, 1959. Below is a comprehensive list of the Heads of the Anaesthesia Departments from inception till date.

Heads of the Anaesthesia Department (Inception till date)

S/N Name of Departmental Head Period of Headship
1 Dr. Phyllis Mary Edwards 1948-1959
2 Dr. D.R. Rigg Graham 1960-1961
3 Dr. D.J. Walters 1961-1963
4 Dr. P.O. Nwachukwu/Dr. R.Y. Gool 1963-1964
5 Dr. R.S. Lambie 1965
6 Dr. P.O. Nwachukwu 1965-1966
7 Dr. Rustum Y. Gool 1966-1967
8 Prof. L.M. Beckham 1965-1968
9 Prof. S.A. Oduntan 1968-1977
10 Prof. J.A.O. Magbagbeola 1977-1980
11 Prof. O.O. Akinyemi 1983-1986
12 Prof. C.E. Famewo 1991-1993
13 Dr. (Mrs.) Patience T. Sotunmbi 1989-1990;1993-1994, 1996-1998, 2004-2008
14 Prof. Simbo D. Amanor-Boadu 1990;2002-2004;2008-2012
15 Dr. Arinola A. Sanusi 2004-2006
16 Dr. Olayinka R. Eyelade 2012-2014
17 Dr. B.B. Osinaike 2016-2019
18 Dr Olayinka R. Eyelade 2019-till date



Innovative Research has been the bedrock of anaesthetic practice in the Department since inception. Lung function studies were pioneered by Professor S.A. Oduntan in the Departmental Laboratory on the second floor in the central area of the Hospital building. Also, Prof. J.A.O. Magbagbeola pioneered research projects in the areas of ‘Determination of Tube Size for Endotracheal Intubation in an African Population’ and ‘Metabolic Response of Nigerian Patients to Anaesthesia and Surgery’. Other landmark achievements of the previous Heads of Departments of Anaesthesia include:

Dr. D.J. Walters (HOD-1962-1963)

Dr. Walters introduced many innovations into the practice of Anaesthesia including the “Waters to & fro breathing circuit” (Br. J. Anaesth 1961; 33: 417). The first Postgraduate course was held under his headship in February, 1961.

Prof. LM Beckham (HOD: 1965 – July, 1968)

The Department became a fully-fledged academic Department under the headship of Professor L.M. Beckham sequel to which the first set of students for the Diploma in Anaethesia certification, University of Ibadan, were admitted in 1968. He also started the first Intensive Care Unit which co-existed with the Recovery room adjacent to the main operating theatre complex on the first floor, central area, UCH, Ibadan (now being used as Reception area for surgical patients).

Prof. SA Oduntan (HOD: 1969 – 1971; 1971-80)

He is the first indigenous Head of Department. The first Diplomates in Anaesthesia anywhere in Nigeria were produced under his Headship. He pioneered many research activities including Lung Function Studies, Blood loss estimation studies and Blood gas studies during anaesthesia and in the postoperative period. (Afr J Med med Sci 1970; 1: 79-84). He is the past Chairman, Faculty of Anaesthesia of both the West African College of Surgeons and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

Prof. J.A.O. Magbagbeola (HOD: 1980-1983)

He promoted the use of Regional Anaesthesia such as intercostal blocks for Cardio-thoracic surgeries and Epidural Anaesthesia for Obstetric patients.

Prof. O.O. Akinyemi (HOD: 1983- 1986)

The exact place for Acupuncture analgesia for surgery in Nigeria was not known until Professor O.O. Akinyemi’s study in this area was  published in 1981 (Acupunct Electrother Res. 1981; 6:159-168). It was also during the period of his headship that the first open heart surgery in UCH, Ibadan was performed. Additionally, he formally introduced the Consultant Anaesthetist round in the ICU in September, 1983. This is now routinely carried out by Consultant Anaesthetists in the Hospital.

Dr. (Mrs.) Eniola O. Elegbe (HOD: 1986-1988)

The first success at the Part II FNMC examination was recorded under her tenure as Head of Department. She has also occupied the Office of the Chairman, Faculty of Anaesthesia, West African College of Surgeons.

Prof. C.E. Famewo (HOD: 1991-1993)

He collaborated with Prof. O.O. Akiyemi to establish the first pain clinic for the treatment of patients with chronic pain. He also held the offices of the Chairman, Faculty of Anaesthesia, Nigerian Postgraduate Medical College and President, Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists, respectively.

Prof. Olaitan A. Soyannwo (HOD: 1990- Aug., 1991; 1994-Aug., 1996; 1998-Aug., 2002)

Professor O.A. Soyannwo is the first and foremost Nigerian in the field of Pain and Palliative Care and through her initiative and fore-sightedness, Palliative Care was introduced to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. She is a former Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, UI, the foundation President, Society for the Study of Pain in Nigeria and member of many International organizations including IASP.

Dr. (Mrs.) Patience T. Sotunmbi (HOD: 1989-June, 1990; 1993-Aug., 1994; 1996-Aug. 1998; 2004-July, 2008)

She was the first Fellow (UCH, Ibadan) by examination of the Faculty of Anaesthesia, National Postgraduate Medical College, Nigeria.

Prof. Simbo D. Amanor-Boadu (HOD: July, 1990- Oct., 1990; 2002- July 2004; Aug. 2008- July, 2012)

She is the immediate past Chairman, Faculty of Anaesthesia, West African College of Surgeon and a past President of the Society for the Study of Pain, Nigeria.

Dr. Arinola A. Sanusi (HOD: Aug. 2004- July, 2006)

She is the immediate past Chairman of the Faculty of Anaesthesia, National Postgraduate Medical College.

Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre


  • Name of Director/Head:  DR. O. O. OLOWOOKERE
  • Vision of the Centre: To be the flagship Centre for the care of older persons in West Africa contributing to the realization of the vision of a world where older persons live a long and enjoyable life as well as contribute their quota to the society, through active partnerships with community and government services.
  • Mission of the Centre: To be a Centre of excellence for the clinical care of older persons through the advancement of research and education in geriatrics through a patient- and family-centred care in a culturally sensitive environment.
  • Core Values of the Centre: Teamwork, Respect, integrity, Compassion, Excellence and Patients-Centeredness
  • The Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre (CTAGC), has keyed into the current administration’s shared vision for excellence.  With the support of the UCH management, under the able leadership of the Chief Medical Director, Professor Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo, this mission is being pursued along the lines of service, training and research- the tripod on which the hospital stands.


The Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre (CTAGC) is the pioneer Geriatric Centre in Africa. The CTAGC was the initiative of the former CMD- Prof. Temitope Alonge and University College Hospital, Ibadan which has distinguished it from other teaching Hospital. The official commissioning was on the 17th November, 2012 by the then Honourable Minister of Health Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu. The Centre was endowed by Chief Tony Anenih CFR. The management of patients (senior citizens aged-60 years and above) commenced on the 13th December, 2012.

The older persons are a unique sub-group of adults in a population, not only because of their advanced age but on account of a variety of physiologic, social and demographic changes that had occurred in them. The older persons are the fastest expanding age group globally, with the greatest velocity of increase occurring in the developing countries including Nigeria. The British Geriatric Society compendium defined geriatrics as “that branch of medicine which deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases specific to old age”.

It is an established fact that old age is associated with disease but not the cause of disease, and that the state of health of the older individuals is not always identical in a particular age group. Some older people are struck with various ailments, while others maintain good health status even into advanced age.


The Centre comprises of sub-units. Clinical Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Medical Health Records, Social Works, Dietetics, Hospital Services (NHIS), Finance & Accounts and Administrative



The following are the Daily Clinic Outline in CTACG Out-patients:

  • Monday
  • Geriatric Outpatient clinic
  • Neurology clinic
  • Ophthalmology clinic


  • Tuesday
  • Geriatric Outpatient clinic
  • Rheumatology clinic
  • Healthy Ageing clinic
  • Palliative clinic
  • ENT clinic


  • Wednesday
  • Geriatric Outpatient clinic
  • Neurology clinic
  • Ophthalmology clinic


  • Thursday
  • Geriatric Outpatient clinic
  • Healthy ageing clinic
  • Memory clinic


  • Friday
  • Geriatric Outpatient clinic
  • Neurology clinic
  • Ophthalmology clinic
  • Rheumatology
  • Gynaecology clinic (Alternate Fridays)
  • Endocrinology clinic (Alternate Fridays)



  1. Clinical services- Till date, the centre has registered close to nineteen thousand patients. There are nine service areas at the CTAGC tailored to the needs of elderly patients as stated above. These are: the outpatient (general and specialty) service, in-patient service (ward), physiotherapy, pharmacy, dietetics, surgical (theatre), dental, medical social work and ‘’Health and safety’’ unit. High level of collaborations exists between the centre and other departments in the hospital culminating in the smooth running of various specialty clinics on regular basis. These include ENT, Medicine (Endocrine, Neurology, and Rheumatology), Psychiatry, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Orthopaedics .
  2. Services have also been enhanced with the maintenance of the ‘one stop shop’ approach. The current management has ensured commencement of CTAGC ultrasound service and an X-Ray centre under a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) arrangement to complement other facilities on ground. The patients can access, with ease, general and specialty consultations, laboratory services, ECG, radiology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dietetics, medical social services and payment systems.
  3. Personnel- Additional consultant family physician was appointed in the year under review making a total of six consultants. Six medical officers, nurses and other cadre of staffs including hospital assistants were also appointed.
  4. National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) – a dedicated NHIS stand exists to serve the older persons who have applied for the 15,000-naira annual premium.
  5. Infrastructures – The centre has benefited from donations of equipment from well-meaning individuals and organizations. These include- hoists, wheel chairs, pulse oximeters, plastic chairs etc.



In the spirit of shared vision, the centre was strongly represented at the staff retreat held at IITA at the inception of this administration. The lessons learnt were stepped down to all members of staff, which has improved work ethics and interpersonal/interprofessional relationships. This has further helped CTAGC to maintain her role as a model of excellent patient-centered care in UCH.

The Centre recently held her 5th annual Geriatric training for doctors between February 3rd to 14th, 2020. Thirty-eight participants attended the training from across the nation. So far, a total of 139 doctors have been trained with many of them pioneering geriatric practice in their various centres. The CMD also used the occasion to announce the proposed residency training in geriatrics medicine to be domiciled in Internal Medicine.

The centre has continued to host resident doctors, post graduate students including PHD students, medical students, dietetics, pharmacy and physiotherapy interns from the University of Ibadan (UI) and other institutions on posting for experience in geriatrics.



The CTAGC has become a major hub for research. There is always an ongoing research work by consultants, resident doctors, undergraduate and post graduate students from various departments in UCH and UI.  A number of Research works have been published in peer reviewed international journals.



Sir Kessington Adebutu Geriatric Rehabilitation Centre (SKAGRC), UCH, Ibadan is committed to providing compassionate, quality rehabilitation and healthcare to the clients to reach their health and lifestyle goals. This facility provides a safe environment for clients which will focus solely on regaining skills and abilities with the ultimate goal of returning to their homes or previous care facilities.

SKAGRC will work with the clients and their families to manage the effects of disability or illness in order for the clients to reach the highest possible level of independence and quality of life. This centre provides 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.

Clinical Pharmacology Department

BACKGROUND                   {List of Clinical Pharmacology Consultants}



The Department of Clinical Pharmacology commenced operations in the late 1970s as a semi-autonomous unit of the University of Ibadan Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Specialty of Internal Medicine under the leadership of Emeritus Professor L. A. Salako.  The then ‘amorphous’ unit was a hob of research activities, initially focused on cardio-renal pharmacology until emphasis shifted to malaria chemotherapy in the 1980s.   In the 1970s and 1980s training had partly involved the use of facilities at a few well-resourced institutions in Europe partly due to the lack of a clinical pharmacology laboratory.  Indeed, Professor O. Walker and Professor A. Sowunmi, both former Heads of the Department, had the benefit of some training in Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the University of Oxford, in the UK, respectively.

The department continues to maintain symbiotic relationship with the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.  Indeed, headship of the department of Clinical Pharmacology had always largely been determined by the happenings in the College of Medicine, department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  So far, the Department had contributed or solely trained several fellows some of whom currently occupy positions as consultants in the department.  At the present the department has six consultants namely Prof. A. Sowunmi, Prof. Catherine O. Falade, Prof. F. A. Fehintola, Dr. Aduragbenro Deborah A. Adedapo, Dr. Obaro S. Michael and Dr. Waheed A. Adedeji.  Also, five residents at various stages are undergoing residency programme in Clinical Pharmacology.



S/N List of Head of Department Period
1 Prof.  L.A. Salako 1982 – 1991
2 Prof O. Walker April, 1991–Feb, 1994
3 Prof.  A. Sowunmi Feb,1994–Feb, 1998; Mar, 1998 –Feb, 2001; Aug, 2006 –Aug, 2010
5 Dr. Catherine. O. Falade Feb, 2004 – Aug, 2006; Aug, 2010 – Feb, 2016
8 Prof. F. A. Fehintola Feb, 2016 – Feb 2019
9 Dr. Aduragbenro Deborah A. Adedapo April 2019 till date


Outstanding achievements recorded by the department over the years

The department has recorded numerous achievements, a few of which are listed below.

  1. Chloroquine pruritus was a common adverse drug effect in the days of extensive use of the drug in the treatment of malaria. The first insight into the pathogenesis of chloroquine pruritus was worked out at the department by Prof Olatunde in the late 70’s. This seminal work led to a rise in research into this once mysterious drug effect nationally and internationally. The publication remains a landmark in the annals of World Health Organization (WHO). This in fact contributed largely to the recognition and collaborations by the WHO which eventually resulted in funded studies on malaria, the most prevalent disease in Nigeria.
  2. At the onset of decline in the efficacy of chloroquine in the late 80’s and the 90’s, there was an international effort to search for agents that could reverse resistance to the drug in humans. A similar feat had been achieved in vitro for the first time in 1994 at the laboratories of the malaria research group Ibadan. In a paper published in 1997, Sowunmi reported the reversal of chloroquine resistance in humans by chlorpheniramine. This work gained international recognition as the first and led to similar successes in other parts of the World. It was as a result of other studies by Sowunmi et al on reversal of CQ resistance by chlorpheniramine that chlorpheniramine was listed in the Word drug reference, Martindale, as an agent that could be used to reverse malaria parasite resistance to chloroquine in vivo.
  3. Dr Falade’s landmark paper (Falade et al 1997) provided the first clear evidence of established resistance in Plasmodium falciparum to (Chloroquine and Sulfadoxine) commonly used antimalarial drugs in Nigeria. This prompted a rethink in the management of this common but serious parasitic infection.
  • Between 2001 and 2002, Dr Falade led a rural antimalarial research that showed for the first time in the World that Chlorpheniramine could reverse falciparum resistance to amodiaquine. Prof Falade (Falade et al 2005) led the team of researchers that demonstrated the remarkable efficacy of 6-dose artemether-lumefantrine which is currently the global gold standard for the treatment of acute uncomplicated malaria. The outcome of this research effort was also used by Federal Ministry of Health in articulating a change in policy of the treatment of malaria in Nigeria.
  • Prof Falade and her team reported conclusively that the use of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment (SP-IPT) is effective in preventing maternal and placental malaria as well as improving pregnancy outcomes among parturient women in Ibadan, Nigeria; providing evidence for the implementation of the IPT-SP strategy in reducing the national burden of malaria in pregnancy (Falade et al. 2007).
  • Dr Catherine Falade as a key member of the WHO sponsored Home management of Malaria Studies in a series of publication in a special supplement of (Clinical Infectious Diseases 2016;63(S5) of the demonstrated that community health workers can be trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic test to diagnose malaria, treat acute uncomplicated malaria withCoartem,  provide pre-referal treatment of severe malaria with artesunate suppository, prepare blood smears and blood sports on filter paper.
  • Prof Falade and her PhD student (2018) reported extensive diversity in the allelic frequency of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface proteins and glutamate-rich protein in rural and urban settings of southwestern Nigeria. Malar J. 2018 Jan 2;17(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-2149-5. This confirms that the transmission of malaria was still intense in southwest Nigeria despite all efforts aimed at malaria control/eradication.
  • Also reported pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 deletions in Plasmodium falciparum isolates and the implications for malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Nigeria. Acta Tropica.196:121-125. When this occurs,it leads to false negative malaria RDT results.
  1. Dr F.A Fehintola in 2001 showed that antibacterial agent like Cotrimoxazole, has antimalarial and might have constituted a form combination therapy for malaria in the management of children with malaria on a background of prevalent upper respiratory tract infections. In conjunction with local and International Scholars, he is providing direction in area of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and anti-retro viral (ART) drug interaction.
  2. Aduragbenro D. A. Adedapo pioneered the Pharmacoepidemiology Unit and convened the first-in-the-NationPharmacoepidemiology and Drug Utilization research in Clinical Practice in January 13 – 15, 2020. In attendance wereHealth Care Practitioners Doctors, Pharmacists and Nurses from the Northern, Central, Western, Southern, Eastern parts of Nigeria and the Federal Capital territory. We published the first intensive adverse drug reaction monitoring at the University College Hospital, Ibadan in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2020 titled Cohort study on Adverse Drug Reactions in adults admitted to the medical wards of a tertiary hospital in Nigeria: Prevalence, incidence, risk factors and fatality.
  3. Michael passion for poison control and toxicology will feature concertedefforts at information and education series to be hosted on the website.
  4. W.A. Adedeji, will anchor drug adherence clinic, which will run concurrently with the existing adverse drug reactions clinic on Wednesdays.


Units in the department are:

  1. Clinical trials
  2. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  3. Chemotherapy/Antimicrobial
  4. Pharmacoepidemiology/precision medicine
  5. Medical toxicology and Poison control etc


  Table 2: list of current staff members


  1. F. A. Fehintola
  2. A. Sowunmi
  3. Catherine O. Falade
  4. Aduragbenro D.A. Adedapo
  5. O. S. Michael
  6. W. A. Adedeji



1 Dr. Folasade O. Ibironke  Snr. Registrar I
2 Dr. Adeyemi D. Adebayo Snr. Regisrar I
3 Dr. Saul A.  Adeleke Snr Registrar II
4 Dr. Fiyinfoluwa I.  Olusola Registrar
5 Dr. Taiwo O.Omotoso Registrar



1 Mrs Chinyere. J. Ekwesianya Asst. Director, Med.Lab. Scientist
  2 Mr. M. O. Lateef Chief Medical Laboratory Scientist
3 Mrs. Victoria. O. Alake Chief Health Attd.(Lab Serv)
  4 Mrs. Christiana O. Adeola Medical Lab. Attendant



1 Mrs. Patience Da-Silva Chief Conf. Secretary
2 Mrs. Olufunke B.  Omege Asst. Executive Officer
3 Mr. Ogunsakin O. S Asst. Chief Clerical Officer
4 Mrs. Jumoke O.  Adamolekun Health Assistant
5 Mr. AderintoAdedokun Health Assistant
6 Mrs. Caroline F.  Adesina Health Assistant
7 Mrs. Grace O. Adewoye Health Assistant


Local and International Collaborations

  1. State Ministry of Health
  2. Southwest branch of NAFDAC
  3. World Health Organization
  4. State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY– B)USA



Medical Outpatient(MOP)


Number of Consultants Six, with different areas of interest


Clinics General and specialty clinics

1.Hypertension clinic on Tuesday

2.Adverse drug reaction clinic on Wednesday

3.General Medical Out-Patient Clinic onThursday

4.Malaria clinic on Mondays – Fridays


Other services 1.                  Attending /Routine Screening

2.                  Attending to consults or referrals from within and outside the hospital

In patient care The department has an eight-bed ward for conducting research
Main area of focus Phase III clinical trials, especially of antimalarial therapies and pharmacoepidemiology/drug utilization studies


Residency training The department is accredited for residency training in Clinical pharmacology and Therapeutics by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and The West African College of Physicians. Residency training commences after candidates pass primary examination(s) in Internal Medicine;

Pre-Part I

Residents’ rotation during the pre-part I postings is mainly undertaken (and organized) in the Department of Medicine.

Rotation through core specialties of: Neurology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology and liver diseases, endocrinology, dermatology, Respiratory Medicine.

Other rotations: Psychiatry, Haematology, Radiology, Medical Microbiology, Chemical Pathology, Emergency/ICU.

Post-part I

Residents continue to attend clinical meetings like Charts review, grand round, and postgraduate seminars while paying special attention to the requirements of the subspecialty of CPT as listed below.  In addition, residents are encouraged to register for MSc Pharmacology programme, hence unfettered access to facilities within (mainly) our University of Ibadan.

·         Resident is attached to, and actively participates in on-going clinical drug trials in the department (continuously for 1 year and subsequently on an ad-hoc basis)

·         Residents attend the Drug and Therapeutics Committee (DTC) meetings (throughout the post-part 1 stage)

·         Residents attend the Pharmacovigilance Committee meetings (throughout the post-part 1 stage)

·         Residents spend 4 weeks at Drug manufacturing plant

·         A six-month posting (rotation) in general medicine during the 2nd year post-part 1.  Subsequently, residents are encouraged to participate in activities of any sub-specialty of choice in addition to the mandatory 6 months’ rotation in selected subspecialties.

·         Residents undergo tutelage at our University of Ibadan animal facility

·         Residents provide tutorials for MBBS/BDS students of our University of Ibadan (throughout post-part 1 stage)

Other Unit/Departmental activities

Drug review/Case Presentation – provides an avenue for in-depth discussion on selected drug and/or drug management of an identified patient.  Discussions usually include: pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug toxicity, adverse drug reactions, clinically important drug interactions relating to the selected drug(s) etc.  Invitations are usually extended to Hospital Pharmacist with a view to generating robust discussion and improve patient care and residents’ training.

·         Wednesday, 7:30am

·         Friday, 7:30am

·         Clinical Pharmacology Seminar – this weekly (Monday, 3pm) seminar was established to discuss topical issues relating to emergency medicine, toxicology, clinical drug trials, and journal reviews etc.  It also offers an opportunity for manuscript drafting/writing/critiquing and other sundry research-related activities.

Other unit/Departmental facilities (Primary and Secondary)

·         Clinical Research Room – CI3rd Clinical Pharmacology ward

o   Nine (9) beds

o   A side laboratory – equipped with microscopes, centrifuges, deep freezers, pH meter, water-bath

o   Internet-enabled desktop for storage and sourcing drug-related data

·         Drug Information Centre–located in the Pharmacy Department of the Hospital

·         HPLC and animal experimental facility – Professor Grace O. Gbotosho’s laboratory located in the Institute for Advanced Medical Research & Training, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.  Residents are also exposed to animal experimentation in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.




Clinical Nursing Department


The University College Hospital Clinical Nursing Department started from Adeoyo State Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan in 1948 when the hospital was an appendage of the University of London. The physical development of the hospital commenced in 1953 in its present site and was formally commissioned after completion in November 20th, 1957. The Hospital admitted its first set of patients in April 1957.

Clinical Nursing is a term which describes the functions and responsibilities of a nurse engaged in providing direct services to people as opposed to the nurse whose functions and responsibilities relate to administration, education or research.

The origin of the word “Clinical” derived from a word called “clinicus”, (meaning, bedridden person) has become more broadly defined as having to do with observation and treatment of disease(s) in patient. The designation of patients also originates from a latin term meaning “to suffer”.

The nurse clinician therefore provides services designed to prevent or alleviate suffering in person(s) having potential or actual disease(s); whether or not the disease is the cause of suffering. Clinical Nursing is about the nursing of persons whose problems are associated with pathophysiology.


The Mission of the Clinical Nursing Department is to provide quality, prompt, effective, efficient and acceptable care for all the clients coming into UCH – a therapeutic environment that promotes healing, hope and dignity, unconditionally, irrespective of their creed, status or religion. The Department also reaches out to clients, students and carries out researches relevant to nursing care.


  • To provide the highest possible quality Nursing Care which is professionally planned and directed, individualized and given without discrimination
  • To appraise all factors contributing to the nursing care of patients.
  • To be actively involved in making appropriate application of ideals in practice of nursing relative to new and changing concepts in patient care.
  • To promote satisfactory communication and productive working relationship with other health workers both within the hospital and in the community
  • To uphold and promote all hospital policies and practices as much as possible
  • To support and contribute to teaching programmes for students of Nursing, Medicine, allied profession and others
  • To participate in and support activities of education and investigation conducted in the hospital which involve nursing service activities
  • To promote studies and research in nursing practices, reporting and utilizing findings as appropriate and to effect maximum utilization of personnel
  • To promote the welfare of nursing staff through provision of reasonable institutional policies so that each employee may reach his potential to give high quality patient care
  • To provide atmosphere conducive to participation in activities of professional association


(A) Continuing/In-service Education and Training Unit:

This unit is an extension of the office of the Clinical Nursing Department of the University College Hospital, Ibadan. The Unit is headed by an Assistant Director of Nursing and a dynamic and articulate team of Chief Nursing Officers and Principal Nursing Officers. The Services rendered by the Unit is directed towards improving standardization of Nursing Practice and effective patient care through a number of activities aimed at keeping the professional practicing nurse abreast of ethical and related issues involved in the nursing profession. The Unit ensures progression in educational excellence of nursing by her involvement in training and retraining of staff.

  • Promotes continuing for professional learning in practicing nurses CE programs
  • Organizes Workshop/Seminars on contemporary Nursing.
  • Organizes training to build skills in the utilization of Nursing Process – a framework for practice.
  • Organizes quarterly Scientific Sessions for Senior Cadres of Nurses
  • Promotes Research –Participation in interdisciplinary researches to promote practice.
  • Facilitates orientation programmes for newly employed nurses to enable them carry out their duties efficiently on the ward
  • Facilitates training of nursing students (BNSC, State School of Nursing) and other learners of allied professions
  • Facilitates clinical posting/placement of nursing students from the Colleges of Nursing and the Universities at local and international levels.
  • Organizes practical sessions for newly employed nurses
  • Reviews and updates job descriptions and nursing procedures
  • Participation in nursing staff assessments
  • Participation in nursing students practical assessments
  • Promotes discipline, comportment and Nursing Image
  • Advocates for attitudinal change through education to promote a positive work culture.


  • Monitoring patient care and patient satisfaction
  • Checking documentation/records of care for patients
  • Interpreting and promoting all hospital policies
  • Monitoring the wards to promote therapeutic environment in the Clinical Nursing Division
  • Guidance and Counseling of Nursing and domestic staff to maintain discipline and excellent performance
  • Ensures handing/taking over of patients, using prescribed nursing language and standard.
  • Increasing nursing awareness on the medico-legal implications of nursing practice
  • Maintaining good interpersonal relationship within all health workers, clients and their relations
  • Collates statistical data concerning human resources and material utilization
  • Receiving and auditing requests from other health workers, patients and relations for improved corrective measures.
  • Close monitoring of nursing and domestic staff on weekends to maintain discipline, carriage/comportment of practicing nurses in the hospital.


Daily monitoring of nursing staff at ward level to ensure that some of the basic nursing procedures are effectively carried out during each shift. Where there are deficits, the unit organizes demonstration sessions for the ward nurses to promote proficiency in basic nursing procedures. Their activities include the following:

  • Bed bathing procedure (i.e total or assisted) is properly carried out.
  • Patients are duly turned.
  • Ensure that oral care is carried out for ill and unconscious patients.
  • Ensure procedures are followed when making beds, giving injections and administration of controlled drugs of addiction (DDA)
  • Teaching nursing procedures to maintain standard and effective patients care
  • Setting of observation and/or vene puncture trays, basic dressing trolley and wound care.
  • Ensuring proper wound dressing techniques.
  • Monitoring of patients on blood transfusion.
  • Proper administration of oxygen, adequate care of gauge and humidifier.
  • Demonstration of body mechanics, movement and lifting techniques.
  • Explain the implications of various therapeutic positions.
  • Proper sequence of vulva toileting.
  • Note areas of deficiency and correct omissions as necessary.


Infection Control unit has been involved daily activities; ensuring that good standard of patient care practices are carried out to minimize infections in hospitalized patients. This will reduce long hospital stay that may be due to infections and subsequently reduce the cost to the patients and the hospital.

Activities include:

  • Daily visit to the wards and high risks areas to ensure ward hygiene and aseptic procedures are carried out in accordance with the hospital policy.
  • Identifying and compiling records of infected patients, arranging prompt isolation of infected patients.
  • Analyzing of nosocomial infections and dissemination of information on infection rate to the hospital authority and health care professionals.
  • Participation in orientation of newly employed nursing staff on infection control and involved in the training of Ward Assistants and Porters in various departments. The unit delivered the first scientific session lecture on Infection Control and Hospital Acquired Infections organized by In-service Education Unit this year.
  • Overseeing the environmental personnel to ensure hospital wastes are promptly collected from the clinical areas for incineration.
  • Participation in research within the department and seminars if co-opted by any department.
  • Annual training on Infection Control between for health workers from different health institutions in the Country.

Outstanding Achievement Recorded in 2011

  • Production of duty roster electronically as opposed to the manual format used since inception of the department.
  • Interactive sessions with various units and department in UCH to promote team spirit and positive work environment.
  • Special In-service Education programme where all cadre of Nurses had the same lectures to promote attitudinal, quality improvement in Nursing Practice and patient’s bill of rights in relation to nursing practice.
  • First-ever Guest Lecture organized since the inception of the department titled “The Role of Nursing in Qualitative Health Care”; presented by the Number I nurse at the federal level – the Director of Nursing Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja.


The Foundational Head of the Nursing Services (then called Matron) was Miss Irene Morrison (1951 – 1960). She was followed by Miss L.E.R. Richmond (1960 – 1964). Miss Kofoworola Pratt (1964 – 1965) was the first Nigerian Matron of the Hospital.

The Leaders are listed as follows:

Miss Irene Morrison 1951 – 1960 Chief Matron (Nursing Services) Substantive HOD
Miss L.E.R. Richmond 1960 – 1964 Chief Matron (Nursing Services) Substantive HOD
Mrs. K.A. Pratt 1964 – 1965 Chief Matron (Nursing Services) Substantive HOD(Deceased)
Miss Noel Smith 1965 – 1967 Chief Matron (Nursing Services) Substantive HOD
Mrs. A.O. Ogunlana 1967 – 1977 Chief Matron (Nursing Services) Substantive HOD
Mrs. R.O. Sofenwa 1977 – 1982 Chief Matron (Nursing Services) Substantive HOD
Mrs. E.O. Sofekun 1982 – 1990 Asst. Director (Clinical Nursing) Substantive HOD
Mrs. C.O. Sanu 1990 – 1992 Ag. Asst. Director (Clinical Nursing) Acting HOD
Mrs. C.A. Ejumotan 1993 – 1999 Asst. Director (Clinical Nursing) Substantive HOD
Mrs. T.C. Ibeziako 1999 – 2000 Ag. Asst. Director (Clinical Nursing) Acting HOD
Mrs. T.O. Oyekan 2000 – 2001 Asst. Director (Clinical Nursing) Substantive HOD(Deceased)
Mrs. B.M. Akinrelere 2001 – 2002 Ag. Asst. Director (Clinical Nursing) Acting HOD
Mrs. C.S. Williams 4/4/2002 – 13/8/2002 Asst. Director (Clinical Nursing) Substantive HOD
Mrs. E.A. Awoseyi 2002 – 2007 Deputy Director (Clinical Nursing) Substantive HOD
Mrs. M.O. Green 2007 – 2009 Ag. Deputy Director (Clinical Nursing) Acting HOD
Mrs. E.O. Adeitan 2009 – 2010 Ag. Deputy Director (Clinical Nursing) Acting HOD
Mrs. O.B. Ogunnubi 20/1/2010 – 15/6/2010 Ag. Deputy Director (Clinical Nursing) Acting HOD
Mrs. C.A. Oluwole 16/6/2010 – to Date Ag. Deputy Director (Clinical Nursing) Acting HOD
Mrs. E.B. Oke 2010- 2011 Ag. Deputy Director (Clinical Nursing) Acting HOD
Dr.Patricia O Onianwa 2011-to Date Deputy Director Substantive HOD

Community Medicine Department


In 1948, the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM) was created as one of the four foundation departments of the Faculty of Medicine, University College Ibadan.  The old department of PSM was divided into three sub-departments in 1996.  One of these sub-departments evolved to become the department of Community Medicine in 2000. The department of Community Medicine serves as the link between Public Health and Clinical Medicine.

In line with the mission and vision of the University College Hospital, the Department is committed to improving the health status of the community. The Department equally seeks to be at the cutting edge of research, training, and service in Community Medicine for the attainment of a more cost effective and equitable healthcare system by:


  1. Offering clinical services at the University College Hospital – Endemic Disease Clinic; Well Persons’ Clinic; and Special Treatment Clinic (STC). Additionally the Kola Daisi Foundation Primary Health Care Centre serves the residents of the Yemetu Aladorin Community and others resident in Ward 3 in Ibadan North Local Government Area.
  2. Providing community-based healthcare services and specialist care for communities and special groups, such as orphans and vulnerable children and motherless babies.
  3. Developing manpower in Public Health and Community Medicine through our Residency Training Program.
  4. Developing manpower through training of other community based health workers in Africa and other developing countries.
  5. Providing Continuing Education on current issues in Public Health and Community Medicine.
  6. Conducting collaborative and multi-disciplinary research which has practical applications in solving the health problems of the African population.


The Units within the Department as well as their areas of specialty are as follows:


Academic Units

Clinical Epidemiology

Rehabilitative and Social Medicine

Reproductive and Family Health

Occupational Health (now a full-fledged department in the Hospital)


Support Units

Community Health Nursing

Public Health Laboratory

Computer Laboratory


Field Training Unit


The activities performed by these Units, as well as the specialists and their areas of interest are summarized below:


Clinical Epidemiology

This unit focuses on the epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases and it runs the Endemic disease and Special Treatment clinics.  Research activities include issues in endemic diseases such as onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis. The unit runs an annual, web subscribed Clinical Epidemiology course.



Dr. A. O. Adebiyi – Head, Clinical Epidemiology Unit

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Community Physician

Research Interests: Communicable disease epidemiology; Evidence based medicine; and Injury epidemiology.


M.C. Asuzu

Professor and Consultant Community/Occupational Physician

Research Interests: Epidemiology and Control of STDs; Tropical disease; Value-based family life education and services; Medical Education.


Dr. O. A. Popoola

Lecturer I and Consultant Community Physician

Research Interests: Epidemiology; Patient safety; Tobacco control; and Evidence based medicine.


Dr. O. S. Ilesanmi

Lecturer I and Consultant Community Physician

Research Interests: Infectious diseases epidemiology; Disease prevention and control; Tobacco control; Emergency response; and Global health.


Rehabilitative and Social Medicine

This unit focuses on social aspects of public health problems.  It has links with institutions for underprivileged persons such as Motherless babies’ homes and homes for handicapped. These and the University College Hospital ARV treatment clinics are used as field sites.



Eme T. Owoaje – Head, Rehabilitative and Social Medicine Unit

Professor and Consultant Community Physician

Research interests: Domestic violence; Social problems of people living with HIV/AIDS; Health problems of slum residents and vulnerable populations; Injury epidemiology; Mobile consulting and digital health.


Dr. O. C. Uchendu

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Community Physician

Research Interests: Injury Epidemiology; Environmental epidemiology; Tobacco cessation research (policy); Reproductive health of vulnerable persons (evaluation and policy review); and Management of rehabilitative services.


Dr. Eniola Cadmus

Lecturer I and Consultant Community Physician

Research Interests: Community Geriatrics; Gerontology; Behavioural Change Communication; Tobacco Control and Cessation (research, policy, and practice).


Dr. Olubukola C. Omobowale

​Lecturer I and Consultant Community Physician

Research interests: All aspects of disciplinary Community Medicine with emphasis on the occupational health, rehabilitation and reproductive health of vulnerable and underserved populations.


Reproductive and Family Health

The unit has links with the Family Planning clinic within UCH, the Institute of Child Health, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations involved with Reproductive Health, Family Health, and School Health.  The unit also runs the Special Treatment Clinic. In addition, the unit teaches Reproductive and Family Health (RFH), and organizes both the MPH (RFH) programme and an annual update course in RFH.



Dr. Funmilola M. OlaOlorun – Head, Reproductive & Family Health Unit

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Community Physician

Research Interests: Family planning; Menopause and women’s health at midlife; Adolescent health; Intimate partner violence; Professional support for breastfeeding.


Dr. A. M. Adebayo

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Community Physician

Research interests: School health; Sexual and reproductive health rights; Evaluation of reproductive health services; Family dynamics; Male involvement in reproductive health.


Dr. Olutoyin O. Sekoni

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Community Physician

Research interests: HIV related stigma and discrimination; Voluntary counselling and testing for HIV; Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV; Adolescent sexuality; Family Planning and its role in optimizing Reproductive and Family health.


Occupational Health (This unit has now evolved into a full-fledged Department within the Hospital – The Department of Occupational Health and Safety)


The Unit/Department focuses on training and provision of services in Occupational health.  The Unit/ Department of Occupational Health and Safety of the University College Hospital is accredited to conduct subspecialty training for resident doctors who wish to become specialists in Occupational Medicine. Residency training in this subspecialty commences on completion of the Part 1 (Membership) programme in Community Health. The MPH (Occupational Health) programme for physicians is run under the College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan.


The Unit/Department runs weekly Occupational Health clinics at the Kola Daisi Foundation Centre in Yemetu and provides coverage for work-related injuries in the Emergency Department of the Hospital. Services provided to Industry include Pre-employment and Periodic examinations, Fitness to work examinations, Assessment of Clinical Impairment, Environmental monitoring, Health and Safety training, Health education on workplace issues; stress management and lifestyle modifications and Information and Advisory services.  The Unit/Department has links with medium and small-scale industries which are used as field sites.



Folashade O. Omokhodion – Head of Unit / Head, Department of Occupational Health and Safety, UCH

Professor and Consultant Occupational / Community Physician

Research Interests: Toxicology: Heavy metals in man and the environment. Health problems of workers in small scale industries; Child labour; Women in the workplace; Low back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders in working and general populations; Students’ health; Tobacco control; Women’s health; Non-Communicable diseases in women.


M.C. Asuzu

Professor and Consultant Community/ Occupational Physician

Research Interests: Occupational health and safety practice; Inter professional conflicts in health sectors.


Mary O. Balogun

Senior Lecturer and Consultant Occupational/Community Physician

Research Interests:  Health problems and work conditions of workers, especially those in the informal sector and small-scale industries; Health of rural workers; Women and work; Environmental and biological monitoring of workplace hazards; Occupational risk assessment; Women’s health; and Domestic violence.



Clinical Services

The Clinical services provided by the Department are as follows:


  • Services rendered at the University College Hospital:
Endemic Disease Clinic Mondays
Well Person Clinic Wednesdays
Occupational Health Clinic Wednesdays
Special Treatment Clinic- Tuesdays (Male clinic) and Thursdays (Female clinic)



  • Services rendered in urban communities
    1. Kola Daisi Foundation Clinic (partnership between UCH, Kola Daisi Foundation & the community)
    2. Idikan – Daily outpatient services only


    • Services rendered in rural communities
      1. Ilora – Monthly consultation visits to Motherless Babies Home
      2. Sepeteri – Monthly visits

Dietetic Department


The Dietetics Department was established in 1975 during the administration of Mr. S.O. Ladeinde who was the House Governor of the Hospital at the time. The pioneer head of the Department was Mrs. E.O. Palmer.

At inception, the department had two dieticians namely Mrs. S.O. Ariyo and Miss Zeze Mkopmwan. Later in 1979, these members of staff were joined by Mrs. O.N. Sule and Mrs. Oduola. Presently, the staff strength of the department comprises of ten (10) dieticians, 10 interns and thirty one (31) dietetics aides, a Secretary and a clerical officer.

Mrs. Palmer was a forthright and dynamic head of department who fought for the department to be properly and professionally placed. At the completion of her tenure as head in 1986, Mrs. O. N. Sule became the acting head of department. She (Mrs. O.N. Sule) later became the substantive head of department in July 1991.  During her tenure, the department hosted the 21st Annual National Scientific Conference of Nigeria Dietetics Association (NDA) in August 1991. She later retired on the 5th of March, 2003 at the age of sixty (60). Subsequently, Mrs. A. O. Oduola became the head of department. During her tenure, the department hosted the 31st Annual National Scientific Conference of Nigeria Dietetics Association (NDA) in August 2005.  She retired in 2006 and was replaced by Mrs. Iyabo Adenrele Alabi. At this time, the Department had seven (7) dieticians and twelve (12) diet aides who assisted in the preparation of therapeutic diet. Following the retirement of Mrs. Alabi in 2010, Mrs. Racheal Ramotu A. Fakunle became the head of department. At some point in August 2013, Mr. Ajobo T.M. was appointed as the acting head of department, but was later replaced by Mrs. Fakunle in August 2014. Details of the headship of the Department are presented below:

Heads of the Dietetics Department since inception

S/N Name Period of Headship
1. Mrs. E.O. Palmer 1975-1986
2. Mrs. O.N. Sule 1986-2003
3. Mrs. A.O. Oduola 2003-2006
4. Mrs. I.A. Alabi 2006-2010
5. Mrs. R.A. Fakunle 2010-2013;
6. Mr. T.M. Ajobo 2013-2014
The current head of the department is Mrs. M. R. Osilaja 2014-till date



The Department has achieved some feats in the area of staff training over the years. These include the introduction of weekly departmental Seminars and sustained Quarterly Seminars whereby topics such as “Nutrition and Crazy Job Schedules; Meal times at Work” and “Social Protection and Agriculture; Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty” have been presented. The Department has also trained well over one hundred (100) Interns.

Emergency Department

BACKGROUND                                    {List of Emergency Consultants}

The Emergency Department (ED) of the University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCH) is the acute critical care section of the Institution.  Emergency care began from the period of establishment of the University College Hospital, Ibadan. At inception, the Department was situated in the South East ground of the Hospital, and was called Casualty, Accident and Emergency.  (This name was later changed to Emergency Department to follow the modern medical trend in nomenclature). The Emergency Department was subsequently moved to the present complex which was officially commissioned by the then Military Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari who is now the serving civilian President of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Emergency Department complex is strategically located towards the East of the Hospital.  The complex houses, a sorting area for patients, a reception, some consulting rooms, a general resuscitation room and the modern resuscitation room where further procedures could be carried out under anaesthesia if need be. The Emergency Department complex also houses the Burns Unit, a plaster of paris room, a mini laboratory, operating theatres and staff offices.

Members of staff of the Emergency Department, include Clinical Consultants, Medical Officers, Nurses, Laboratory Scientists, Domestic Nursing staff, Cleaners, Administrative Staff, Statisticians, Pharmacists, Health Information Officers (Records Officers), Radiographers, Radiologists, Social Workers, Plaster Technicians, Fee Collectors, Service Officers, SERVICOM Officers and Security Officers.


The Emergency Department of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, started as a Unit from the South East ground of the Hospital which is the present Otunba Tunwase Children Emergency Ward (OTCHEW).  The wing housed both the Adult and the Paediatric Emergency Units of the Hospital before the Adult Emergency Unit was separated and relocated to its present site.

The Emergency Unit was originally under the Surgery Department and was being managed by the Surgical Resident Doctors. Resident Doctors from the Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medicine Department were also involved in the management of the Emergency Unit.

Some challenges attended the then arrangement of which co-ordination, accountability and continuity were big issues. This brought about the need to re-structure the Emergency Unit leading to the initiation of a new structure in 1999. Subsequently, the Hospital Management employed four Medical Officers between 2002 and 2003. These doctors were Dr. Adetona; Dr. Ogunnorin; Dr. Bamidele Alegbeleye and Dr. Ogbodeminu.

The Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma later took charge of the Emergency Unit in order to further ensure its smooth running. Consequently, these Medical Officers reported to the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma. The first Orthopaedics Consultant to take charge of the Unit was Prof. Temitope Alonge. Subsequently, the Unit was coordinated by other Orthopaedics Consultants namely Prof. Omololu, and Prof. S.O. Ogunlade.

These consultants contributed immensely to the development of the Unit. However due to the work load in the Emergency Unit which continued to increase in significant geometric proportions, and the need for the Orthopaedics Consultants to attend to other core Orthopaedics related responsibilities, and research activities, a suggestion was raised for the employment of a substantive surgeon who would oversee the Unit. This later necessitated the employment of Dr. Dolapo Afuwape. Subsequently, the Unit became more structured and evolved into a Department. Dr. Dolapo Afuwape then became the first substantive Head of the Emergency Department in December, 2003. As the work load increased, Mr. Oyetunde, FRCS, worked in the Emergency Department as a Sessional Consultant in 2004. He later joined the Hospital to become the second Head of the Emergency Department in June 2006. To complement these two Surgeons, there was the need for an Anaesthesiologist in the Department.  This need brought about the deployment of Dr. Amby Rukewe to the Department in 2007. He later became the third Head of Department and held the office between 2010 and 2013.

In view of the need to attend to patients requiring care from specialists in different fields, the Hospital in 2007, employed two physicians namely Dr. (Mrs) Aje and Dr. A. Aje. Dr. (Mrs) Aje later took over the Headship of the Department from Dr. Amby Rukewe in June, 2013.To further improve the outcome of the acute critically ill patients in the Emergency Department, the Management employed the services of two Anaesthesiologists in 2016. They are Drs. A.I. Badru and D.A. Aderinto. Dr. Aje later handed over the headship of the Department to Dr. Adewale Badru in September, 2016.

The table below shows the Headship of the Department from inception till date

Headship of the Emergency Department from inception

1. Dr. O.O Afuwape 2003-2006
2. Mr. O. Oyetunde(FRCS) 2006-2010
3. Dr. Ambrose Rukewe 2010-2013
4.  Dr (Mrs) A. O. Aje 2013-2016
5.  Dr. Adewale I. Badru 2016-2020
6. Dr. Tinuola Fakoya 2020-till date





The Emergency Department renders services to patients requiring acute critical care form specialists in different fields of Medicine. About 10,000 patients are seen annually. The Department was the first to establish a disaster management initiative in Nigeria, a feat that other Institutions have come to understudy for further replication in other Hospitals.

The department renders services in electrocardiography and ultrasound scan. There are also radiological equipment in the department. These include a single slide CT Scan Machine, Digital X-ray and Mini-Laboratory to enhance prompt patients’ management.

At some point, there was an Endoscopic Suite in the Emergency Department. This was later relocated to the third floor to ensure closeness to the medical patients that readily require the service. This has also enabled the management to create more operating suites within the Emergency Department. Patients that are stabilized are subsequently moved to the Treatment Cubicles. There are eight of such Cubicles with several overflows across the Cubicles. The eighth cubicle is designated to care for infective diseases that are potentially of public health interest.

Minor procedures and dressings are undertaken in the Emergency Complex, Follow-up patients that require dressing are attended to in the Central Dressing Unit of the Emergency Department complex.

The Emergency Department has participated in various clinical trials one of which is the popular global CRASH trial.


The Department is also a training complex for Resident Doctors, Medical Students, Nursing Students, Community Health Extension workers, Students of the School of Health Information Management, Students training in plaster of Paris application, Anaesthetic Technician Students among others.

The Management of UCH under the leadership of Prof. Temitope Alonge, envisioned the Emergency Department to be the first of its kind in Nigeria and beyond. One of the steps taken in this regard was the sponsorship of two medical officers in the Emergency Department to South Africa to get trained in Emergency Medicine. These are Dr. Kehinde A. Ojinfinni and Dr. Olurotimi O. Akinola.



The Emergency Department in collaboration with the Department of Surgery started the Basic Trauma Course which has evolved over time. The Emergency Department had at different times saved the lives of many patients right from inception. These are too many to mention however, some readily come to mind. They include the management of the disaster involving 23 medical students that were involved in accidents with 100% survivors. Others include:

  • Management of the disaster involving many school children whose school bus was gutted with fire


  • Management of the 2012 cholera outbreak in Oyo State


  • Management of the hemorrhagic fever victims such as Lassa fever, Dengue etc.


  • Management of mass casualties of robbery attacks in 2008.


  • Management of the disaster of trailer passengers that somersaulted on Lagos-Ibadan Express Road involving close to fifty victims.


  • Rescuing the stampede and sudden collapse of footballers and Fans from Ibadan Stadia

The Fire Incidence that occurred in the Emergency Complex

On the 26th of July, 2016, a fire outbreak gutted the Emergency Department. This was a gloomy day for all and a sad day in the history of the department. Patients were however safely evacuated to various wards within the Hospital including the first floor Modular Theatre reception and the Recovery Room. The gallant role exhibited by the CMD, Prof. Temitope Alonge to put the situation under control is noteworthy. Also remarkable was the role of several members of staff of the department and the Hospital at conducting and assisting with the necessary and urgent evacuation of the department, and in containing the spread of the fire even before the arrival of the fire services.

Sequel to the devastation caused by the fire outbreak, the Honourable Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole visited the Institution and inspected the damages. He thereafter reiterated the support of the Federal Government to the Hospital, as well as the commitment of the Federal Government to build an extension of the Emergency Department extension.

After the fire outbreak, the Emergency Department was shifted to the sorting floor of the Family Medicine Department. The Emergency Department has since been renovated and restructured to conform with the current global concepts.

The New Emergency Complex Extension

The commencement of the new Emergency Department Complex is in progress. The project is to solve the present problem of inadequate space.

Additionally, the commencement of the Emergency Medicine training is imminent in Nigeria, and UCH, Ibadan being the Centre of Excellence and the first among the Teaching Hospitals is set to lead the pace again.


Family Medicine Department

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 INTRODUCTION TO THE DEPARTMENT                                                                                         

Family Dentistry is a discipline which integrates several specialties in dentistry into a new whole. It is concerned with the holistic approach to patient oral health care in which the individual is seen in his totality and in the context of his family and community.

The Department of Family Dentistry, formerly called General Dental Practice (GDP), University College Hospital (UCH) was established by the Finance and Management Committee of the Hospital on 8th October, 2008 and was visited by the Faculty of Family Dentistry, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria on the 14th to 16th December 2009, for the training of Resident Doctors in Family Dentistry in line with decree 67 of 24th September 1979. The Department had its first accreditation which was partial in the year 2014. The full accreditation of the Department was however granted in year 2016.

The Faculty of Family Dentistry of the NPMCN under which the Department of Family Dentistry in UCH subsumed is strictly a hospital based faculty, unlike the Faculty of Dental Surgery, which belongs to both the College of Medicine and UCH as an academic Faculty.

We are grateful to Professor Gbemisola Oke, Professor Abiodun O. Ilesanmi and Professor Temitope O. Alonge for the roles they played in the establishment of the department. Professor Juliana O. Taiwo, was the Pioneer Head of Department and the Initiator of the establishment of the department of family dentistry in UCH, Ibadan.

Presently, the Department operates two (2) units:

  1. Family Dentistry Clinic GOPD/Family Medicine Complex UCH, Ibadan.
  2. Family Dentistry Clinic, University of Ibadan Health Services (Jaja), University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

We also run clinics at the Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre and Palliative Care centre, UCH, Ibadan twice weekly.

 VISION: To produce world class Family Dentistry Practitioners with outstanding skills and in-depth knowledge of dentistry including patient care, education, research and administration, irrespective of where they are employed.

MISSION: To provide an excellent, prompt and comprehensive dental care to the broadest possible spectrum of the population, contribute to basic medical/dental and clinical research, train future professionals and academic leaders in the field of Family Dentistry and to always strive for quality service delivery and continuous self improvement.


  • Diagnosing oral Diseases.
  • Promoting oral health.
  • Preventing occurrence of oral diseases through early recognition.
  • Creating treatment plans to maintain or restore oral health of patients.
  • Spotting early signs in the mouth that many indicate diseases elsewhere in the body and when appropriate, patients’ referral to other dental specialists and physicians.
  • Producing well-trained general dentists through training.
  • Management of unique problems of the geriatric patient in relation to oral health care.
  • To conduct research in oral health and general health related to oral health.

Clinic hours

Family Dental Clinic GOPD UCH/Family Medicine Complex  

Mon – Fri


8am – 4pm


4pm – 8am

Family Dental



Jaja, University Of Ibadan


Mon – Fri


8am – 4pm



Dental Clinic Chief Tony Anenih, Geriatric Centre, UCH  




8am – 4pm



Dental Clinic Palliative Care Centre, UCH Mon


8am – 4pm 4pm-8am




The Residency Training Programme

The training programme lasts for six years and is divided into junior and senior residency training. Intending residents are required to have knowledge in biochemistry, embryology and histology of the face, gross anatomy of the head and neck, nervous system, endocrine system, muscle and autonomic nervous system, blood and immunity, respiratory system and gastro-intestinal system. A passed primary examination is required before the onset of the residency programme.

The Residency Training Programme is in two levels:

1) Junior Residency- Part I Training

2) Senior Residency- Part II Training

The Junior Residency:

Candidates are trained for a minimum of two and half years i.e. 30 months after passing the Primary Examination of the faculty of Family Dentistry.  They also must have been registered as an associate fellow of the college and maintain their names in the college register for a minimum of two years.  The junior residents should have covered a wide range of practice experiences including: Oral Diagnosis,  Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontology ,Conservative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Preventive and Community Dentistry.

After the minimum period of two and a half years and with satisfactory coverage of the curriculum as attested to by the clinical Consultant in charge of the training, the hospital shall sign a completion certificate which the candidate shall forward to the secretary of the faculty Board for approval and signature.  With this the candidate can proceed to the Part I Examination.

Senior Residency or Part II Training

After passing the Part I examination, the candidate shall proceed for the senior residency or Part II training.  The candidate will be train for a minimum of three years.  During this period, the candidate will rotate two months in Oral Surgery, Community dentistry, Oral Medicine/Pathology, Conservative dentistry, Prosthetics dentistry, Periodontology and Community dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. As well as one month rotation in the dental clinic at Geriatric and Palliative Care centres respectively. A compulsory two (2) weeks training in Research methodology and Health Management Administration is required.

After completion of the 1 year rotation in the above departments, the senior resident shall practice and acquire skills in the Family Dentistry clinics under the supervision of a consultant (fellow of the Faculty of Family Dentistry) for a period of two (2) years. A Clinical Case Book and Dissertation based upon their experiences shall be prepared by the candidates, after which he/ she shall proceed to write the Part II examination.


Clinical services offered include the following:

  1. Routine tooth extractions
  2. Surgical Extraction
  3. Incision and drainage of abscess
  4. Fillings: amalgam, composites, pin retained fillings
  5. Endodontic treatment on anterior and posterior teeth
  6. Vital and non vital tooth bleaching
  7. Crowns and bridgework
  8. Acrylic partial dentures
  9. Deep scaling, root planning, scaling and polishing
  10. Stainless steel crowns on primary teeth
  11. Pulp therapy on children’s teeth
  12. Management of fractured incisors
  13. Topical fluoridation
  14. Removable orthodontic appliances



The Department of Family Dentistry presently has 24 members of staff

1 Prof. J.O Taiwo Consultant (Pioneer Head Of Department)
2. Dr.  W. O. Nasiru Consultant (Present Head of Department)
3. Dr. C. A. Akinyamoju Consultant
4. Dr. A. O. Balogun Consultant
5. Dr. A. Ambeke Senior Registrar
6. Dr. S. O. Olagba Senior Registrar
7. Dr. O. O. Soyele Senior Registrar (Supernumerary)
8. Dr. O. B. Adeyemi Registrar
9. Dr.  A. O. Ajimoko Registrar
10. Dr. H. O. Timothy Registrar
11. Dr. E. I. Akinboro Registrar
12. Dr. O. S. Asawole Registrar
13. Dr. C. E. Asika Registrar
14. Dr. O. L. Dada Registrar
15. Dr. A. L. Osu Registrar
16. Dr. O. Akande Registrar
17. Mrs. G. T. Oyelakin Senior Confidential Secretary
18. Miss. O. J. Ajibola Higher Dental Surgery Technician






19. Mrs. R. S. Aborisade Dental Surgery Technician
20. Mrs. F. B. Adebayo Dental Surgery Technician
21. Mrs. T. O. Ogunrinde Asst. Chief Clerical Officer
22. Mrs. O. O. Akintola Clerical Officer
23. Miss. F. A. Abu Clerical Officer
24. Mr. A. A. Bejide Health Attendant


  1. C) AWARDS
S/No Award name Date/Year Recipients of the Award
1. ·         Best candidate for the Part I Examination

·         Award for  best dissertation




Dr. Tomina O. George

2. ·         Best candidate for the Part I Examination for Faculty of Family Dentistry 2013  

Dr. Akinyamoju C. A.

3. ·         Best candidate for the Part I Examination for Faculty of Family Dentistry 2016 Dr. Agbogidi J. M.
4. ·         Best  Residents Presentation at the Annual Scientific Conference and All Fellows Congress (ASCAF) Owerri

·         Best candidate for the Part II Examination for Family Dentistry



Dr. Balogun A. O.



Family Medicine Department


Family Medicine is the medical specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual in a holistic manner within the context of his family and the environment.  It encompasses all ages, both sexes, and every disease entity, integrating biological, clinical and behavioral sciences.  It provides primary care and in Nigeria, the term “Frontline Doctor” has been adopted.

The department of Family Medicine has been in existence since the establishment of the hospital in 1957.  It was then known as the General Practice Clinic and was manned by Hospital Medical Officers.  This at the time was the major service area of the hospital which served two key functions i.e:

  • To regulate admission and attendance at any of the specialty clinics within the hospital.

  • To provide conditions upon which the patients may be so admitted or attended to.

The clinic thus gave medical care to a large number of people and afforded the medical officers the opportunity to gain experience in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions that neither required specialist nor in-patient care.  They also learnt to manage seriously ill patients at an early stage.

In the course of this arrangement, it was observed that the teaching potential in the department was excellent thus leading to the subsequent replacement of the medical officers with registrars from the Department of Medicine.  In addition, a teaching unit with a side laboratory was added in 1968 to cater for the training of medical students.  The clinic also attended to non-traumatic emergency cases and was open twenty-four hours.  During the years of civil unrest in the country and the attendant disruption in health services, there was a large influx of patients and the after-hours emergency services had to be discontinued due to work overload on the staff.  The after 4.00pm service was subsequently transferred to the Casualty Department. The name of the clinic was thereafter changed to the General Outpatients Department.  It catered for all members of the public with or without referral letters and members of staff and their families. The services that were being rendered to the general public and the staff/staff families were eventually separated into two departments with their own staff complement as a result of improved structural organization.  The General Out-patients Department (GOPD) apart from providing quality care to the general public, commenced the post graduate training in Family Medicine, following the accreditation of the Hospital to train Postgraduate Resident Doctors in General Medical Practice/Family Medicine in 1980.

The Staff Medical Services on the other hand, provided occupational health services and care for members of staff and their families.

The name of the department was later changed from General Out-patients Department to the Department of Family Medicine in 2013. A more patient-centered type of care has been instituted to further improve patient satisfaction. At present, the Department of Family Medicine still attends to about 60,000 patients annually.

The first Head of the Department was Dr. K.M. Cobban who led the Department from 1957 through 1965. However Dr. Alaba Kalejaiye was the first indigenous Head of the Department. Her period of headship, spanned from 1983 through 1996. Below is the list of the heads of the Department from inception till date.

Heads of the Family Medicine Department (Inception till date)



Period of Headship


Dr. K.M. Cobban



Dr. S. Reddy



Dr. Angela Cooke



Dr. Alaba Kalejaiye



Dr. M.M.A. Ladipo



Dr. A.E. Irabor



Dr. A.M. Ogunbode



Dr. O. Mosuro

2017-till date


The vision of the department is to provide standard quality family medical care to all patients and increase the critical mass of Family Physicians by attracting doctors into the specialty of Family Medicine to improve the health care system in the nation. The Department also ensures that doctors and nurses work as a team to provide comprehensive health care services, arrive at a working diagnosis, refer appropriately and give longitudinal care if necessary. It also trains postgraduate residents in the principles of Family Medicine and coordinates their clinical skills training. The department continues to build a library of research in Family Medicine through the senior residency program with Consultant Family Physicians in the department to support the specialty.

Clinical Services


The GOP clinic is the entry port for most patients presenting to UCH. It provides care for an estimated average of 300 patients daily between the hours of 8am to 8pm on Weekdays and 8am to 4pm on Saturdays and public holidays. Family physicians and postgraduate resident doctors provide care, and refer to other specialties as required. New comers or patients with non-emergency problems are attended to in the triaging (sorting) hall, where they are treated, transferred and registered in the GOP clinic, or referred to other specialities as the need may be. They are grouped into male, female and children categories. The services offered by the department, are presented thus:

  • Patients with acute emergencies are triaged, treated and transferred to the ward under the various hospital sub-specialties. The registered patients, as well as follow-ups are given comprehensive and continuous care at the GOP clinic.

  • The GOP clinic provides “managed care” for the health insured patients under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in designated consulting rooms called the NHIS Clinic.

  • The Family Medicine Residents also attend to trauma and emergency matters during the out of hours’ duty from 4pm through to 8am on rotational basis in the Emergency department.

  • The Public Health Nursing Division provides clinical nursing duties and work closely with the department on Public health issues which include Immunization, Health Education, Nutritional Advice and monitoring, Oral Re-hydration and notification for home-based care of HIV/AIDS patients.

  • HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) is offered in GOP clinic, in conjunction with a Public Health Nurse (Mrs. S. O. Mosobalaje-CNO).

  • Family Physicians from the department are involved in the President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) project in UCH in the management of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Now called APIN Clinic.

  • Healthy Women’s Clinic (LIFE Clinic) offering cervical cancer screening (Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid) and Pap smear test are also done for sexually active women in the Department of Family Medicine, Breast Self-Examination and Lifestyle modification to prevent non-communicable diseases.

  • Coordination of Family Nutrition clinics managed by Consultant Family Physicians twice a week

  • Once every week, the department runs a Comprehensive Healthy Men’s Clinic (LIFE Clinic) offering life style modification, preventive health checkups and management of Erectile Dysfunction.

  • The department runs a Couples Clinic which offers Psychological and medical management to couples with sexual dysfunction.

  • It also runs the Cope Clinic – which adopts an integrated approach to the clinical management of family–related crises by using biopsychosocial models of care.

  • Adolescent Health Comprehensive Services are offered on demand and specifically once a week for coordinated preventive adolescent health.

  • The department offers comprehensive, Pre-employment and pre-admission medical examination for adults, youths and children on request and by arrangement with institutions, as well as Travel Clinics.

  • Clinical Psychologists Service: Clinical Psychologists and their trainees from the University of Ibadan work in close collaboration with Family Physicians in the Department of Family Medicine in Psychological evaluation and short psychotherapy sessions.

  • Regular Consultant Teaching for medical students rotating through Paediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and during their Primary Care Posting covering all the clinical sets of students i.e I, II, and III.

  • The GOP-Ophthalmology Outreach Program: Family Physicians in GOPD, in association with Ophthalmologists in UCH run a community outreach program for patients with cataracts and a walk in clinic for patients with other eye complaints.

  • Clinical Services at the Igbo-Ora out-station: Junior and Senior Family Medicine residents go on posting at the General Hospital, Igbo-Ora where an average of 1,000 patients are seen per month on out-patient basis. There are 8 beds each on the male and pediatrics ward, 12 beds on the female ward and 6 beds on the maternity ward with a total of 34 beds. The Center records an average of 65 admissions and 37 deliveries per month.  Also, the training is in conjunction with Dr. A. C. Sagua, Consultant Rural Surgeon. Late Dr. A.O. Awojobi, Consultant rural surgeon was also involved in the training.

  • Agbeke Mercy Medical Center– AMMC (Urban posting): AMMC is a 6-bed clinic situated at the Oluyole Chesire Home (OCH) for the handicapped along polytechnic road, Ijokodo, Ibadan. The department posts senior resident doctors to provide outpatient care and primary surgical services for the community, as well as the residents at the Chesire home for a 3 month period. The resident doctor is exposed to a variety of common acute and chronic illnesses, as well as the functional limitation/challenges of OCH residents.

  • Private Suites: The Private Suites provide a fast track specialized in-patient and out-patient services for the higher socio-economic class who want to avoid the delay in hospital care at UCH, Ibadan. The senior resident spends 2 months under the supervision of 2 consultant family Physicians, and several other specialists. The resident doctor acquires interpersonal skills with different social class and coordination of care in a highly specialized unit.

  • Geriatric Center: The senior residents spend 3 months (optional posting) at the foremost geriatric center in Nigeria – Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Care Center (CTAGC). The resident doctor is exposed to a one stop-shop that provides comprehensive care to the growing geriatric population in Nigeria. It is a 9-bed center with two operating theatres, a laboratory, a physiotherapy unit, a pharmacy, kitchen, and recreational day unit. The senior resident doctors train under 3 consultant Family Physicians and other visiting specialists running general, Ophthalmology, Dental, Neuropsychiatry, Surgical and Gynaecology services.

  • Tutelage – Molly Specialist Hospital (MSH), Idi-Ape Ibadan: Senior residents serve 3 months tutelage at MSH, a 54-bed private hospital at Idi-ape, Ibadan. MSH is a multispecialty hospital that provides most of the specialty care available in Ibadan. It has a resident Consultant Family Physician who coordinates care with several visiting consultants from all specialties. It provides laboratory and renal dialysis services amongst other services. The senior resident doctor acquires hospital management skills, and the skill/experience of providing comprehensive clinical care in a private setting. Other Tutelage centers where senior residents in the department have rotated through include:

    • Ace Medicare Clinics, Idiroko Road, Sango-Ota Ogun State

    • Shalom Medical center, Ogbomoso

  • The NHIS Annex of the Department, at Ikolaba Federal Secretariat: The NHIS annex is located at the Ikolaba Federal Secretariat, where an average of 650 patients are seen on a quarterly basis. Some of the other services rendered at the annex, include health talks, immunization, HIV counselling & testing as well as pharmaceutical services.

  • The large and varied patient load at the G.O.P. clinic affords Corps doctors a unique exposure to a variety of patient presentations during their mandatory one-year National Youth Service Posting.

  • Clinical Services at the UCH Rural Comprehensive Health Centre, Sepeteri. The department coordinates the clinical services aspect at the Center.

Modifications in the delivery of care within the department have been instituted resulting in improved patient satisfaction.

These include:-

  • Increase in health education programs by the Public Health nurses

  • More comprehensive medical reviews and longitudinal care

  • Better coordination of hospital health services in respect to the patients

  • Screening for cervical Dysplasia and associated risk factors among women seen at GOPD

  • Better seating arrangement for consultations

  • Improved ventilation with provision of fans

  • Improved records services, fee collection and toilet facilities

  • Phlebotomy and laboratory services within the clinic

  • Fee collection point within the clinic

Regular academic activities in the department include:

  • Daily morning reviews of patients

  • Consultation skills review on Mondays

  • Dermatology sessions on Tuesdays

  • Residents clinical presentations alternating with morbidity/mortality and Journal review sessions on Wednesdays

  • Radiology/Evidence Based Medicine session on Thursday

  • Consultation skills review on Fridays

Consultants are regularly invited from other departments to deliver lecturers on recent advances in their disciplines.

  • Research Activities

These include:

  • Intra departmental research

  • Interdepartmental research

  • Postgraduate medical research & social sciences research

  • Medical records research


  • Training Activities

These include:

  • Postgraduate Medical Training in Family Medicine: A 6-year program leading to the award of Fellowship.

  • BSc Nursing Clinical Attachment from the University of Ibadan.

  • Undergraduate Medical Students Posting in Primary Care/Family Medicine/elective posting

  • Regular Consultant teaching for medical students’ rotating through Paediatrics, Medicine, Surgery, and during their Primary Care Posting, covering all the clinical sets of students i.e I, II and III.

  • Clinical attachment training for Clinical Psychologists from the University of Ibadan

  • Integration of Family Medicine into undergraduate evaluation medical curriculum at the University of Ibadan.

Learning Objectives of the Postgraduate training program of the Hospital

Every resident doctor must have a broad based training and must be able to fulfil the objectives of the training at the end of the program which are:

  • The ability to provide continuous and comprehensive care in the context of the home, workplace and the community.

  • The ability to build up a trusting doctor-patient relationship by using a patient-centered approach.

  • A broad-based knowledge in various disciplines of medicine in addition to Sports medicine, Public health, Health policy, Medical Ethics, Spirituality, Reproductive and Adolescent Health, and Geriatrics.

  • A consistent focus on participatory care, prevention and health promotion at personal, family and community levels.

  • Ability to carry out quality research.

  • Ability to provide cost effective and efficient health care in a community and arrange referrals whenever needed.

Structure of the Residency Training

Resident doctors are admitted into the training program after an interview conducted by the Hospital Board of Management and the Head of the Department. Candidates must have passed their primary examination in Family Medicine prior to the interview.

There is a compulsory Family Medicine posting in the department for registrars.  Thereafter, the resident doctor proceeds on a 231/2 months rotation through outer departments within and outside the hospital to acquire the broad knowledge and skills required and to prepare for the part I examination.  In this centre, Part I training covers 271/2months.

A sample rotation is as follows:

Table showing a sample of the rotation of Registrars within the Family Medicine Department



Family Medicine I

4 Months

Internal Medicine

3 Months


6 Months


3 Months


2 Months

Community Medicine

6 Weeks


1 Month


1 Month


1 Month


1 Month

Family Medicine

4 Months

The resident doctor is only eligible to sit for the part I examination after duly completing these postings, and having attended the required number of workshops/seminars and revision courses organized by the Postgraduate Colleges.  Log books must be duly signed during each posting. On the successful completion of the Part I examination conducted by the Colleges, there is a compulsory 24 months senior residency period within the department of Family Medicine.  Two senior postings in Family Medicine are carried out at the Igbo-Ora outstation, and any accredited Family Medicine hospital for tutelage.

The commencement of rotations is staggered so that there is always adequate coverage of the GOP clinic.  Presently, there are 40 resident doctors at different stages of their training in the clinic and on the rotational postings to various departments. In addition to this, there are 11 consultant Family physicians in the department.


In addition to the achievements derived from treating patients, saving and improving lives, the Department of Family Medicine and its versatile/brilliant staff have been recognized and awarded on a couple of occasions. The Department has also participated in various programmes of significant capacities. Some of these achievements are indicated below:



  • Two doctors have been recognized by the National Postgraduate Medical College for outstanding performance and have obtained scholarship awards for a year abroad. These are Dr. I.O. Ajayi and Dr. A.E. Irabor. Ajayi spent her time in Canada obtaining a Masters in Clinical Sciences, while Dr. Irabor went to France and was attached to an HIV/AIDS Centre.

  • A.A. Adetunji was recognized by the West Africa College of Physicians (Family Medicine) for an outstanding Part II dissertation in the year 2005.

  • A. M. Obimakinde was recognized by the West Africa College of Physicians (Family Medicine) for Best Part II dissertation in the year 2010.

  • A. A. Silva and Dr. T. Ilori were recognized by the West African College of Physicians (Family Medicine) for Best Graduating Fellow in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Training Achievements:

  • The department hosted the 25th anniversary of Family Medicine in 2005

  • The department held a Joint Training conference in 2007 between National Postgraduate Medical College Faculty of Family Medicine and the department.

  • The department is a Host to West African College of Physicians examinations biannually.

  • The department organized a Seminar on retraining of GOP Clinic nurses on general care of patients with diabetes mellitus in 2016

  • The department provided high level personnel for the development of Clinical services in:

    • APIN supported HIV clinic, UCH since 2004

    • Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre since 2013

  • HCT Unit – G.O.P Clinic

    • GOP Research & Training Laboratory

    • Initiated the Viral Haemorrhargic Fever triage protocol

The Department has been involved in the publication of several research papers covering vast areas within the discipline. Members of staff of the department have also collaborated with members of other departments on various occasions to carry out fruitful research activities towards the progression of quality health care delivery.

Health Information Management


The Health Records Department has been in existence since the time the Hospital was established in 1957. At inception, Mr. R.P. Waye was appointed as the first Head of Department in 1957. He occupied this office for a period of three years after which Mr. P.I. Lehan took over from him as Head of Department in 1960. Below is a list of the Heads of Departments from inception till date.



Heads of the Health Records Department (inception till date)

S/N Name Period of Headship
1. Mr. R.P. Waye 1957-1960
2. Mr. P.L. Lehan 1960-1961
3. Mr. S.I. Ogbu 1961-1966
4. Mr. F.O. Shoge 1966-1989
5. Mr. P.A. Adio 1989-2000
6. Mr. E.K.T. Atinsola 2000-2010
7. Mrs. A.F. Tubi February 2010-October 2010
8. Mrs. O.A. Fadeyibi 2010-2015
9. Mr. A.O. Oluwatoki 2015-till date


The Department has a Unit in each of the Outpatient Clinics in the Hospital and these units are adequately manned by competent and well trained Health Records Personnel.  The responsibilities performed by the Health Records Officers in this regard include:

  • The maintenance of a manual of approved health policies procedures, abbreviations and forms that govern the content, documentation and formats for the health records of the active and discharged clients of the Hospital.


  • The dissemination of information and the provision of education to hospital staff about the hospital’s policies and procedures on health records.


  • Coding of clients’ diagnosis and medical procedures for billing and for client information system.


  • Collection, storage and retention of patients’ information


  • Management of necessary data to assist in protecting the legal interest of the hospital, patients and medical staff.


  • Provision of clinical data for research, study and education


  • Contribution to the analysis, interpretation and presentation of hospital statistics


  • Ensuring that the health records of discharged clients are properly stored and safely kept in accordance with applicable laws, rules, policies procedure and standards.

The School of Health Information Management

The School of Health Information Management, University College Hospital, Ibadan, was established in 1976 to provide adequate training to students in the field and practice of Health Information Management. Since inception, thousands of students have been trained in the School most of who hold key positions in the various fields of Health Information Management all over the world. The School has however registered and trained over twelve thousand (12,000) students for industrial practice and SIWES experience.


Hospice and Palliative Care Unit


Palliative care is a philosophy of care that aims to relieve pain and suffering and as well provide support for patients and their families throughout the course of chronic and ultimately fatal illness (such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, stroke, serious diseases of the heart, kidneys, liver) and old age. Palliative care uses a team of experts and volunteers to provide physical, emotional, social and spiritual care for patients until death. It offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until the time of death while providing bereavement support for families. Such care was popularized by Dame Cecily Saunders in 1967 through the Hospice movement which emphasizes relief of pain and suffering in the terminally ill.  Palliative care is just being recognized as an important aspect of health care in Nigeria.

The “Ibadan group” has been in the forefront of pain and palliative care development since 1996 when a group of health professionals vigorously pursued advocacy and government support for opioid availability in Nigeria for pain management and palliative care service and education through the Society for the Study of Pain Nigeria (SSPN).

On the availability of oral morphine in 2005, some members of the group registered the Centre for Palliative Care, Nigeria [CPCN] CAC IT/NO. 19744, a multidisciplinary, non-governmental and not-for-profit organization whose Mission Statement is to provide comprehensive Hospice and Palliative Care services to patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses in Nigeria.  Formal Palliative care services thus commenced in UCH, Ibadan under the leadership of Prof. Olaitan Soyannwo, who at the time was a Consultant in the Department of Anaesthesia, UCH/UI. The model of care contained in Palliative Care was presented at several fora at the University College Hospital, Ibadan during which other care givers were encouraged to refer patients. With increasing referral of patients for Palliative Care, CPCN members visited the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital (at the time), Prof. A. Ilesanmi on the 27th of October, 2004 to discuss possible areas of collaboration.  The outcome of this visit, led to the construction of a Hospice and Palliative Care Center within the Hospital which was commissioned on the 19th of July, 2007. In his address at the commissioning, the then Chairman of the Board of Management, Prof. E.A. Elebute enjoined CPCN to continue the good work as a public-private partnership rather than leave it entirely to the Hospital.  UCH, Ibadan provided staff and resources for the take-off of the unit and appointed Prof. Soyannwo as the Head of Unit.

The Hospice and Palliative Care Department is situated in a serene environment on ample grounds at the Circular Road in the Hospital. The building houses several offices such as Consulting Rooms, Family Conference Room, Administrative Section, Play Room, Seminar room, rest rooms etc.

Headship of the Department (inception till date)

1. Prof.  Olaitan A Soyannwo 2007-2016
2. Prof.  Simbo D. Amanor-Boadu 2016-
3. Dr. A. A. OLABUMUYI 2020-till date



From February 2008 to date, the department has provided comprehensive and Holistic Palliative care.  As at 2016, 2536 registered adult patients, 993 children facing the challenges of life-limiting illness [especially Cancer and HIV/AIDS] have been enrolled and attended to.  The Day care forum has catered for over 3000 patients and family members while 229 patients who were too ill to attend hospital clinics have been cared for in their respective homes in the Home-Based Care Program. This program is the first of its kind in Nigeria.


The start-up for the home-based care was made possible by a grant from Hospice Africa, UK which provided an 8-seater-bus for the service. This bus has been replaced by a brand new Hyundai 12-seater bus donated by the MBBS Class of ’95 for the service. Follow up advice are also provided for patients through mobile telephone.  The Unit has cared for patients from Oyo State as well as other surrounding states. There have also been patients from other parts of the country that have been attended to by the Department.


Paediatrics Palliative Care

The Centre pioneered a special palliative care programme for children [day care forum] in April 2010 with the help of a “Start off grant” from “True Colors Trust” sourced by CPCN through African Palliative Care Association [APCA]. Dr. Biobele Brown Paediatric Oncologist was one of the coordinators. This enabled the Department to extend palliative care services to children with life-limiting illnesses such as Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Sickle Cell Disease and end stage renal disease. Over 900 children of different ages [both male and female] have been enrolled on the programme. The department also organizes day-care forum for the children every fortnight [Thursday] and during school holiday periods.  It provides recreational facilities, and educational toys. Two qualified teachers employed by the hospital take the children in the academic works using the textbooks provided.  Food items are also provided, while disease symptoms are being managed. The children and their parents are also appropriately counseled. The Hill Top Lions Club financially and morally supports the Paediatric Palliative Care. They host the Children’s Christmas Party and present gifts periodically to the children.


Training and Capacity Building for Nigeria.

The training of UCH staff has been an on-going process as seven consultants; four Medical Officers, seven nursing staff, two pharmacists and a social worker have been trained in places outside Nigeria such as in Uganda and MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA.


With the support received from the UCH management, individual efforts and support from CPCN, Medical and nursing staff in the Department have been able to acquire postgraduate qualifications [e.g. Certificate, Diploma and Masters] in Palliative Medicine from Institutions outside the country. These include Makerere University, Uganda, Oxford Brookes University, UK and Capetown University, South Africa.  One of the medical officers who has an M.Sc. degree in Palliative Care has commenced residency training in Family Medicine.  These core members of staff are the future trainers for palliative medicine at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Nigeria.


The Department [UCH Palliative Care Department] has also assisted other institutions in Nigeria to build capacity for palliative care through training, technical assistance and mentoring programs. Such institutions include University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital [UNTH], Enugu, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, National Hospital, Abuja, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital and LAUTECH University teaching Hospital, Oshogbo.


In September 2010, CPCN in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health – National Cancer Control Programme and the UCH Palliative Care Department organized a two-week training for health professionals from seventeen [17] health institutions in 13 states and the 6 geopolitical zones of the country. The special 5-weeks ‘Palliative care initiators course’ developed in Uganda was first hosted outside Uganda in Ibadan by CPCN and UCH Hospice Department in 2013 to further increase capacity for the establishment of more Palliative Care Departments in Nigeria.  Through the program in Ibadan, the Unit also offers placement for clinical attachment for palliative care training for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.  Many have attended from UCH, University of Ibadan [MSc Psychology, Nurse Tutors], Sierra-Leone [nurses], Gambia [doctors and nurses] and Canada [resident doctors].


The UCH Hospice and Palliative Care Department in collaboration with CPCN has made immense contributions to palliative care education, services and research in Nigeria. The Ibadan Palliative Care programme is acknowledged as a leading programme internationally by the African Palliative Care Association, the ‘Treat the Pain’ Initiative of the American Cancer Society and the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria.



In addition to the care that has been provided by the Department through the years, several other achievements have been recorded by the Department. These include;

  • Capacity Building for Palliative Care in Nigeria.


  • The first preparation of oral morphine in Nigeria by the Pharmacy Department UCH after training in Palliative care in Uganda.


  • Establishment of Paediatric Palliative Care services


  • Provision of Home Based Care


  • Family counselling


  • Extensive Communication with patients


  • Development of patient information leaflets


  • Continuous advocacy for the propagation of Palliative Care in Nigeria


  • Initiation of community Palliative Care Service



In line with the Hospital’s status as a frontrunner in the field of research, the Department has embarked on several research activities. The publications presented below, represent some of the publications that have resulted from the research activities.


Olaitan A. Soyannwo Palliative Care and Public Health, A Perspective from Nigeria Journal of Public Health Policy 2007; 28, 56-58.


Olaitan Soyannwo, Pioneering Palliative Care in Ibadan, Nigeria, Hospice Information     Bulletin March, 2007, 10 – 11.


Soyannwo O A.  Cancer pain management in developing countries. IASP Pain Clinical Update. Vol. XVII. Issue l; 2009.


Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo, Adenike Onibokun, Virginia Ngozi Aikpopo, Olaitan A Soyannwo. Palliative care needs evaluation in untreated patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in Ibadan, Nigeria. Afr J. Haematol. Oncol. 2010: 1(2): 48- 53


NE Omoyeni, OA Soyannwo, O.O. Aikomo and OF Iken. Home based palliative care for adult cancer patients in Ibadan – a three year review. Ecancer Special Issue 2014; 8; 490

T.N. Elumelu, A.A. Abdus‑Salam, A.A. Adenipekun, O.A. Soyanwo.  Pattern of morphine prescription by doctors in a Nigeria tertiary hospital. Nig J ClinPract 2012:  15 (1) 27-29

Olayinka A. Eyelade, Ikeoluwa O. Ajayi, Theresa N. Elumelu, Olaitan A. Soyannwo and Oluranti A. Akinyemi. Oral morphine effectiveness in Nigerian patients with advanced cancer. J. Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. 2012:26; 24 – 29

Megan O’Brien, Faith Mwangi-Powell, Isaac F. Adewole, Olaitan Soyannwo, Jacinto Amandua, Elizabeth Ogaja, Mary Okpeseyi, Zipporah Ali, Rose Kiwanuka, Anne Merriman. Improving access to analgesic drugs for patients with cancer in sub – Saharan Africa. Cancer control in Africa Series 5, Lancet Oncol 2013; 14: e176–82

T.N. Elumelu, A. Adenipekun, O. Soyannwo, O. Aikomo, S.D. Amanor-Boadu, O.  Ogundalu. Palliative experience in Breast and uterine cervical cancer patients in Ibadan, Nigeria. The Internet J of Pain, Symptom Control and Palliative Care 2013: Vol 10: 1

Ike Oluwa Ajayi, Oluwatomi Iken, Richard A Powell, Olaitan Soyannwo, Eve Namisango and faith Nwangi- Powell. Palliative care research in Western Africa. European J of Palliative care 2014: 21 (1) 45 – 47

Soyannwo O, Aikomo O, Maboreje O. Palliative care: Supporting adult cancer patients in Ibadan, Nigeria 2.  Journal of Palliative Care and Medicine 2016.


  • HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES IN UCH (International Palliative care Network conference 2012 – BEST POSTER FROM AFRICA.


  • PAEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE IN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL: The Journey so far (International palliative care network conference 2012) – Honourable Mention.

Medicine Department


The Department of Medicine was one of the ten foundation departments of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ibadan which was established in 1948 and was formerly known as the University College, Ibadan. The other foundation departments were Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Preventive and Social Medicine, Pathology, Bacteriology, Anaesthesia, Physiology, Anatomy, and Clinical Biochemistry (now Chemical Pathology). In 1955, Radiology was established as a sub-department within the Department of Medicine with the creation of 2 academic posts (at the Lecturer’s level) specifically for Radiology, which increased to 4 posts in 1956, although the first appointment to a post in Radiology was not made until 1957. Later in 1963, Radiology became a full Department. The Department has grown over time in terms of personnel, number of students trained, international outlook, and research activities.


Professor Alexander Brown M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P. (Edinburg) was appointed the first Professor of Medicine and Head of Department in 1948. At this time, the faculty had a total number of 17 staff some of which included Professor A.O. Ajose who was a Professor of Preventive Medicine, Dr. H.O. Thomas, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S., who was a Lecturer in Surgery, and Dr. F.O. Dosekun, B.A., B.Sc., Lecturer in Physiology. Over the years, the department has produced renowned Scholars and Physicians, some of whom include 4 Emeritus Professors namely: Emeritus Prof. T.O. Ogunlesi, Emeritus Prof. O.O. Akinkugbe, Emeritus Prof. A.O. Falase and Emeritus Prof. B.O. Onadeko. Below is the list of the Heads of the Department from inception till date.


Headship of the Medicine Department from Inception

1. Professor A. Brown 1948 – 1969
2. Professor T.O. Ogunlesi 1969 – 1972
3. Professor O.O. Akinkugbe March 1972 – May 1972
4. Professor B.O. Osuntokun June 1972 – Sept. 1974
5. Professor E.O. Sofowora Oct. 1977 – Sept. 1980
6. Professor A. Adetuyibi Oct. 1980 – July 1983
7. Professor B.O. Onadeko Aug. 1983 – July 1987
8. Professor T.O. Cole Aug. 1987 – Sept. 1989
9. Dr. Awotedu (Ag.) Oct. 1989 – Nov. 1990
10. Dr. A.F. Bella (Ag.) Dec. 1991 – Nov. 1992
11. Dr. A.O.G. Adeuja  (Ag.) Dec. 1992 – Jan. 1995
12. Professor A.O. Falase Jan. 1995 – Jan. 1998
13. Dr. I.O. Olubuyide (Ag.) Jan. 1998 – May 1998
14. Dr. A.O.  George  (Ag.) 1998 – May 2000
15. Prof. A.O. Ogunniyi 2000- 2003
16. Prof. S. Kadiri 2003 – 2006
17. Professor A.O. Ogunniyi July 2006 – March 2009
18. Dr. A. Arije (Ag.) March 2009 – 22nd May, 2011
19. Professor B.L. Salako 23rd May, 2011 – 2014
20. Professor A. O. Goerge 2014 – 2018
21. Professor J. A. Otegbayo 2018 – 2019
22. Prof. Ogunbiyi 2019-Till



Today, the Department of Medicine has well-established units of Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Hepatogastroenterology, Dermatology, Chest, Endocrinology and General Practice.  The department works in close collaboration with other departments in teaching and research programmes. It has a three-year clinical programme for the MBBS degree and four two-month courses of instruction and training in the Department of Medicine.  Similarly, the dental students undergo clinical rotation in medicine for the BDS degree. There is also the postgraduate teaching programmes which include M.Med and MD of the University of Ibadan.


The Department of Medicine consists of the Medical Out-Patient pavilion on the South West wing and 158 beds for admission of patients.  These beds are shared between the seven units of the department and new patients are admitted daily by the unit in charge of each week day.


The Department also offers special tests such as echocardiography, electrocardiography, electroencephalography, electromyography, gastrointestinal endoscopy, skin, liver, intestinal and renal biopsies, bronchoscopy, vitalography, skin sensitivity testing and clinical bio-chemistry. Additionally, it has an electronic workshop as a back-up for its equipment. Services are also offered in haemodialysis and kidney transplantation.



1. Outstanding achievements of the Endocrinology unit till date:

i.            Accredited training centre in Endocrinology for residents in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology and Anaesthesia for the West African Postgraduate Medical College

ii.            Training of more than 14 residents in Endocrinology till date

2. Local and International Collaborators of the Endocrinology Unit:

i.            Strategies for Improving Diabetes Care in Nigeria (SIDCAIN), …

ii.            Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health (CRGGH) – the African American Diabetes Study, …

3. Services offered by the Endocrinology Unit:

i.            Management of patients with Endocrine disorders

ii.            Provides referral-based consultative clinical services across all areas of endocrinology, both within the hospital (inpatient) setting and in the outpatient clinics

iii.           Dynamic testing of Endocrine function

iv.            Training of residents and medical students in the specialty


4. A brief history of the Endocrinology Unit:

The Endocrinology unit started off in with the Department in 1957. The pioneer Nigerian Endocrinologist at the Department was Prof A. Adetuyibi. The other Consultants in the unit (past and present) include: Dr A.F. Bella, Prof O.O Famuyiwa, Dr T.A Akintewe, Dr A.O Akanji, Dr K.S Akinlade, Dr A.A. Fasanmade, Dr Jokotade Adeleye, Dr W.O Balogun, Dr Arinola Ipadeola and Dr Temilola Akande.


The Unit has carried researches on ……..with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals resulting


The desired objective of the Endocrinology unit is to rise above our challenges and achieve a tradition of excellence in clinical services, training and research.

Nuclear Medicine Department


PHONE: +2348098483607, +2348131733565, +2348131733571


The Nuclear Medicine Centre was established in 2006 under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the peaceful application of radioactive isotopes. It is the first nuclear medicine centre in Nigeria. It is fully a University of Ibadan and University College Hospital’s Department housed at the Afe Babalola building University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan. The centre has grown from 7 founding staff to 26 professionals and sees patients from all over the country. Medical consultants are available for daily scans and thyroid clinic activities.



To be the most outstanding cancer care centre south of Sahara.



To offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services in a most humane environment.



Excellence, Compassion and Superlative Care.



Nuclear medicine utilizes the unique capacities of imaging at the cellular level for early detection of cancer and other disease conditions when it is still responsive to treatment and cure. It is an imaging system that uses “open” sources of radioisotopes. This technology allows nuclear medicine to provide important diagnostic information at the cellular level. In addition, nuclear medicine is the only field of medicine where the same agent that is used for diagnosis may be used for treatment. We use low level of radionuclides for advanced diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions in the body, especially cancer. We provide highly specialized treatments for cancer such as thyroid, liver, neuroendocrine and metastatic prostate cancer. With over 95% success rate with radioactive iodine treatment of patients with early thyroid cancer, our professionals are highly trained and treat patients with respect and dignity. In the last 10 years, over 10,000 patients have been scanned or treated using this new molecular technique in Nigeria. Nigerians can now look forward to receiving world-class healthcare locally instead of travelling overseas. We now have more than 10 Radioiodine suits for admission and treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases.



  1. Thyroid and Medical Consultancy Unit
  2. Radiopharmacy Unit
  3. Imaging Science Unit
  4. Medical Physics & Radiobiology Unit
  5. Nursing Services Unit
  6. Public Health & Nutrition Unit
  7. Electronic Engineering Unit







Myocardial perfusion study (stress/rest)


MUGA scan (cardiac blood pool)



Labelled RBC study for GI bleed Gastro Esophageal Reflux Study (“milk scan”)

Gastric Emptying

GER and Gastric Emptying Hepatobiliary Scan (“IDA Scan”)

Mockel’s Study

Salivary Gland Study



Galium Scan

1-123/1-131 MIBG scan

Parathyroid Scan





ECD Brain SPECT (epileptogenic focus) Radionuclide Cistemography for CSF leak

CSF shunt evaluation

SPECT for brain tumour recurrence

Brain death study

Lacrimal gland scintigraphy



Bone Scan

Bone Scan+ SPECT

Bone Marrow Imaging

Infection Imaging UBI

P-32 Therapy for Bone Metastases

Strontium Therapy for Bone Metastases Bone Scan PSM



Lung Ventilation & Perfusion scan Lung Ventilation scan

Lung Perfusion scan (split perfusion)



99m Tc Pertechnetate Thyroid Scan 1-131 Uptake & Scan

1-131 whole Body Scan (diagnostic)

1-131 Therapy for thyrotoxicosis up to 10 mc

>10-15 mci 1-131 therapy

High Dose 1-131 Therapy (cancer)

Perchlorate washout study



1-131 for primary hyperthyroidism

1-131 for differentiated thyroid cancer

1-131 MIBG for neuroendocrine tumours



GFR (in vitro)

DTPA renogram

MAG 3 renogram

Captopril renogram for Screening of Renal hypertension

DMSA cortical scan

Transplant Evaluation Testicular Scan

Indirect radionuclide cystrography for vesicoureteric reflux



Labelled Leukocyte Scan for infection

Gallium-67 citrate scan



Sentinel lymph node mapping

Radionuclide lymphatic scintigraphy

Neuro-Surgery Department


Neurosurgery in Ibadan began as a unit in the Department of Surgery following the arrival of the first Nigerian Neurosurgeon, Prof. E. Latunde Odeku from the United States of America in 1962. This was also the year that the University of Ibadan became a fully-fledged independent University, having been a college of the University of London.

The Department of Neurological Surgery UCH, Ibadan was carved out of the Department of Surgery in the University College Hospital in 2006 and was one of the foundational departments of the Institute of Neuroscience in the same year. Professor Shokunbi was the pioneer head of the Department and Director of the Institute. The recruitment of Drs. A. A. Adeolu and A. O. Adeleye into the department in 2008, allowed for subspecialty practice, and the enrichment of student and resident’s training. Dr. Oluwakemi Badejo and Dr James Balogun were appointed into the Faculty as Neurosurgeons in December 2015 and March 2016, respectively and have brought additional expertise into the Department in the areas of Vascular Neurosurgery and Neuro-Oncology.

Headship of the Neurosurgery Department from Inception

S/N Name Period of Headship
1. Prof. M.T. Shokunbi 2006-2010; 2013-2016
2. Prof. A.O. Malomo 2010-2013
3. Prof. A.A. Adeolu 2016-till date



  • The department has been at the forefront in the utilization of intraventricular neuro-endoscopy as a treatment option for the care of hydrocephalus in Nigeria.


  • Ibadan Neurosurgery continues to lead the frontiers in skull base neurosurgery with the utilization of available resources to produce effective results. The department also leads the frontiers in vascular neurosurgery with the clipping of a variety of intracranial aneurysms, spine neurosurgery involving anterior and posterior approaches along the spine, pediatric neurosurgery and neurotrauma.


  • The consultant staff of the department have continued to provide leadership in neurosurgery and neuroscience, as well as in medical education with Prof. A. O. Malomo currently serving as Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Science at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan. He (Prof. A.O. Malomo) is also the current president of the Nigerian Academy of Neurological Surgeons, a position that had been held by another neurosurgeon, Prof. M. T. Shokunbi. Professor M.T. Shokunbi was also the Provost of the College of Medicine from 1996 to 2002.
  • The Department, despite the limitations within the system, has continued to operate between 250-300 cases a year and also run three (3) specialty clinics: general neurosurgery, pediatrics and spine.


The list of consultant staff within the Department as well as their areas of subspecialties are indicated below:

Professor M. T. Shokunbi:  Vascular/pediatric/Epilepsy/General neurosurgery

Professor A. O. Malomo: Neurotrauma/Spine/General neurosurgery

Prof. A. A. Adeolu: Spine/Neurotrauma/Skull base/General neurosurgery

Dr. O. A. Adeleye: Skull base/Paediatrics/General neurosurgery

Dr. Oluwakemi Badejo

Dr. James Balogun

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department


The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology was one of the foundation departments of the University of Ibadan Medical School at its founding in 1948 and it moved to the University College Hospital at its completion in 1957. Since then, the Department has been active in its triple functions of training, service and research.


The Department has been a central participant in the training of medical undergraduates in Ibadan for the past fifty years. In the first 25 years of its existence, it served as a preparatory centre for trainee Obstetricians and Gynaecologists who were working towards certification by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist. In the last 3 decades however, the Department has been preparing trainees for certification by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Surgeons.  In 2003, the Department in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A., commenced Master’s Degree programmes in Reproduction Biology and Population and Reproductive Health.


In all, more than 500 certified Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have had part or their entire specialist training in the Department. In addition, the Department runs periodic update courses for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.


The Department, in close collaboration with the School of Midwifery, also trains midwives. The Department was the first centre for the formal training of health personnel to provide family planning services in Nigeria. In the last 63 years, about 30,000 trainees (doctors, nurses, community health workers, etc) have been trained to provide modern contraceptive services.


For the purpose of clinical services, the Department is presently divided into 5 units and these are: – Infertility and Assisted Conception Unit,  Fertility Research and Endocrinology Unit, Gynaecologic Oncology Unit, Feto Maternal Medicine Unit and Genitourinary/Urogynaecology Unit. There are presently 22 consultants in the Department.


The Department is the pioneer site for reproductive health research in Nigeria as evidenced by the fact that   more than 2,000 peer – reviewed articles have been published in reputable scientific journals from research activities undertaken in the Department. In recognition of its excellence, the Department was designated a collaboration centre for Research on Human Reproduction (CCR) by the World Health Organization (WHO).  It is also a research site for the “South- to -South cooperation in Reproductive Health” an international organization for research into reproductive health problems in developing countries and the Aids Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN).


While engaged in these training and research activities, more than 30

0,500 women have had babies delivered in our labour ward, a sizeable population of them having been referred for life-threatening complications in pregnancy and labour. Many others have received specialist attention for various gynaecological disorders.


The Department  commenced assisted reproductive technology (ART) services at the  UCH, IVF centre in March 2020 with the aim of providing the latest and most advanced assisted reproductive services for treatment of male and female infertility and related issues. Our ultimate goal is to assist couples to actualize their dreams of parenthood and make assisted conception procedures affordable to all that require it.


Our services include (but not limited to) the followings:

  • Fertility evaluation and care (including IUI/IVF)
  • Egg donation
  • Sperm donation
  • Cryopreservation (Egg/Sperm/Embryo)
  • Endoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy)


The Department has been fortunate to have had dedicated and energetic professionals steer its affairs since inception. Many of them have gone on to assume positions of greater responsibilities in health and education administration. A list of all the Heads of

Department since its inception includes:

1. Professor J. B. Lawson 1952-1969
2. Professor J. P. de V Hendrickse 1969-1972
3. Professor O. A. Ojo 1972-1975
4. Professor P. P. S. Nylander 1975-1978
5. Professor Vincent E. Aimakhu 1978-1981
6. Professor Babatunde Adelusi 1981-1985
7. Professor Oladapo A. Ladipo 1985-1988
8. Professor J. Adetunji Adeleye 1988-1990
9. Professor Bamidele O. Osinusi Jan 1991-June 1991
10. Professor Oladosu A. Ojengbede 1991-1993
11. Professor Kolawole A. Obisesan 1993-1995
12. Professor Adeyemi O. Adekunle 1995-1997
13. Professor Adeyinka O. Omigbodun 1997 -1999
14. Professor Issac F. Adewole 1999-2001
15. Professor Abiodun O. Ilesanmi 2001-2003
16. Professor Oladosu A. Ojengbede 2003-2006
17. Professor Adeyemi O. Adekunle 2006 – 2009
18. Professor Issac F. Adewole 2009-2011
19. Professor A.O. Arowojolu 2011- 2015
20. Professor O.Olayemi 2015 – 2019


Professor A. Oladokun

Professor Michael Abiola Okunlola

2019 – 2021

2021- till date




The first Head of Department is Professor J. B. Lawson (1952-1969) While the first Nigerian to be Head of Department and started Family Planning programme is Professor O. A. Ojo






The following is the time-table of departmental activities:

Morning Review: Every morning 8 – 9am




CLINICS: 10 am




2 pm





BOOKING (All Units)





Perinatal Mortality Review PNC






















Professor Michael Abiola Okunlola Hon. Consultant
1.      PROF. AKINYINKA O. OMIGBODUN Hon. Consultant
2.      PROF. ISAAC F. ADEWOLE Hon. Consultant
3.      PROF. ABIODUN O. ILESANMI Hon. Consultant
4.      PROF. AYODELE O. AROWOJOLU Hon. Consultant
5.      PROF. OLADAPO OLAYEMI Hon. Consultant
6.      PROF. MICHAEL .A. OKUNLOLA Hon. Consultant
7.      PROF. AKINTUNDE A. ODUKOGBE Hon. Consultant
8.      DR. CHRISTOPHER O. AIMAKHU Hon. Consultant
9.      DR. FOLASADE A. BELLO Hon. Consultant
10.  DR. OLUMUYIWA A. ROBERTS Hon. Consultant
11.  DR. OLUBUKOLA A. ADESINA Hon. Consultant
12.  DR. OLAYINKA O. OGUNBODE Hon. Consultant
13.  DR. OLUTOSIN A. AWOLUDE Hon. Consultant
14.  DR. IMRAN O. MORHASON-BELLO Hon. Consultant
15.  DR. TIMOTHY A.O. OLUWASOLA Hon. Consultant
16.  DR. GBOLAHAN O. OBAJIMI Hon. Consultant
17.  DR. OLUWASOMIDOYIN O. BELLO Hon. Consultant
18.  DR. OLATUNJI O. LAWAL Hospital Consultant
19.  DR. R. A. ABDUS-SALAM Hon. Consultant
20.  DR. O.O. ONI Hospital Consultant
21.  DR. O.O. SAANU Hospital Consultant







Ophthamology Department

Vision and mission and core values of the department
To be a world-class institution for ophthalmic training, research, and eye care.

The Ophthalmology Unit started as a part of the Department of Surgery in 1962, later becoming a full-fledged department at about 1965. The primary functions of the department include training of medical students, as well as providing a block of lectures to BSc Nursing students on ophthalmic diseases and eye care. Postgraduate programs in the department include that for resident doctors on a six-year course through which they can be certified by the National Postgraduate medical College and/or the West African Postgraduate Medical College. Other training courses organized by the department include Clinical ophthalmology update courses on behalf of the West African College of Surgeons and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, intra ocular lens courses, and diagnostic and clinical courses for the different subspecialties of cornea and anterior segment, glaucoma, retina, paediatric ophthalmology, oculoplasty and neuro ophthalmology. Community ophthalmology courses are also organized for various levels of community eye care workers.  The MSc/ MPh / PhD and MD in Ophthalmology programs are also accredited by National Universities Commission and the maiden graduates of the MSc Ophthalmology program had their convocation in November 2017.  In research, the department has been in the fore front of several Nigeria Field surveys, and clinical research are consistently planned and executed by individuals and groups in the department. Publications, memoranda and data emanating from research in the department have been invaluable to the development of ophthalmology in Africa south of the Sahara. Services provided in the department include diagnostic as well as management of various eye diseases with patients often referred from all over the country but mostly from the south western states of the country.

Staff strength
The Department has a staff strength of 63 comprising 19 Consultants, 4 Optometrists, 1 optometrist intern, 26 Residents and 14 support Staff.

Activities in the department
The Department has 8 subspecialty treatment areas and 2 other support units which comprise of

    1. Cornea and anterior segment – provides cornea transplant, cataract surgery and others.
    2. Glaucoma — glaucoma treatment and care
    3. Vitreoretinal – treatment for retinal diseases including retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy
    4. Orbit and oculoplasty – treatment for eye cancer and reconstruction
    5. Paediatric – wide range of children eye care
    6. Neuro-ophthalmology –care for diseases of the visual pathway
    7. Low vision rehabilitation – rehabilitation of those with low vision
    8. Community outreach unit – outreach care
    9. Ophthalmic instrument maintenance unit – care of instruments
    10. Optometry unit – provides optical support including, refraction and contact Lens care

The Department provides daily out patients clinics, supported by an optical shop operated on PPP-arrangement. Daily surgical operations are carried out with the support of a 28 bed ward.  The various subspecialties provide world class treatment and diagnostics.

A high tech diagnostic support provides investigations such as Humphrey visual field analysis, Optical coherence tomography, fundus photography, cornea pachymetry as well as A-scan and keratometry.

Orthopaedics and Trauma Department


The Orthopaedics Unit and the General Surgery Unit were the two foundational Units in the Department of Surgery of the University College, Ibadan in 1948, which was active at the old Adeoyo Hospital before the present site of the University College Hospital, Ibadan was commissioned in 1957.

The pioneer Orthopaedic surgeons of the Unit at this time were Mr. Richards, a British surgeon and Mr. M.A.O. Jaja, a Nigerian surgeon. These two were joined by Mr. E,A, Lawson, Mr. G.A. Oyemade, Mr., W.W. Ebong and Mr. O.A. Olusanya between 1960 and 1980.  These eminent surgeons were astute specialists and prolific writers who contributed to several reputable local and international journals which helped to put UCH, Ibadan as one of the top hospitals in the commonwealth at the time.

The difficult years of military dictatorship in Nigeria in the 80s and 90s, led to an exodus of Nigerian health professionals including the entire consultant staff of the Unit. This brought about a challenging and tough period for the Unit, though succour was provided by the some alumni of the Hospital by the names of Dr. Obileye and Dr. Adetunji, both of whom created time from their respective private practice to provide orthopaedic cover for the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

The rebirth of the Unit however, began with the arrival of Mr. Temitope Alonge FRCS (Now Professor of Orthopaedics and immediate past Chief Medical Director of the Hospital) in 1995 following his attainment of the Fellowship of both the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburg in 1991 and the West African College of Surgeons in 1994 respectively. He was later joined by Mr. Segun Ogunlade FRCS (now Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery) in 1996 and Mr. Bade Omololu FRCS (now Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery) in 1997. These ‘three revolutionaries’, championed the reawakening of the then sleeping orthopaedic giant in Ibadan and through their doggedness, dedication, hardwork and foresight, they were able to initiate a sustainable and reputable orthopaedic services and training in Ibadan. The first product of the training of the Unit is Professor Babatunde Solagberu, who is among the other seventeen orthopaedic surgeons that underwent their full training in Ibadan. Some other individuals (besides the aforementioned 17), from various centers in the country and abroad also passed through the training at different times.

The Unit was formally transformed into a department of the University College Hospital, Ibadan by the Board of Management in 2002. At inception, it had three (3) consultant staff and two (2) senior registrars. There was also a Plastering Unit in the Department. The pioneer head of the department was Professor Temitope Alonge. The addition of Dr. Tayo Ayorinde, Dr. Leke Ifesanya and Dr. Imoniche Adeoye-Sunday and later, Dr. Olurunisola to the Department, made it possible for the Department to be divided into three Units for subspecialization. It also galvanized the now reputable UCH, Ibadan training plaster technician training course. Since then, the recruitment of Dr. Joshua Ogundele, Dr. Michael Okunola, Dr. Abraham Anejukwo Dr. Bayo Obamuyide and Dr. Ajibola Oladiran, has further facilitated sub-specialization in keeping with best global practices.       Following the resignation of four of the consultants in the Department in recent times, there were additions of six new consultants in the persons of Dr Olugboyega  Oyewole, Dr Richard Omoyeni, Dr Mosimabale Balogun, Dr Tolulope Ogunrewo, Dr Chuka Iken and Dr Vincet Arowosaye lately.

The Department also has an Alumni of the University of Ibadan as well as a Senior Consultant Arthroplasty and Arthroscopy surgeon in the United Kingdom – Mr. Charles Ayekoloye FRCS, serving as a visiting consultant to the Department. At present, the department has twelve (12) consultants, ten (13) senior registrars, ten (13) registrars , twenty-seven (29) plaster technicians and Three(3) administrative staffs. The headship of the Department through the years is shown in the table below:




S/N     Name Period of Headship

  1. Professor Temitope Alonge 2002-2006
  2. Professor Ajibade Omololu 2006-2010
  3. Professor Olusegun Ogunlade 2010-2013
  4. Dr. Adeleke Ifesanya              2013-2014
  5. Dr. Imoniche Adeoye-Sunday   2014-2017
  6. Dr. Michael Okunola                2018-2020
  7. Dr. A. A. Anejukwo                   2021 till date



Orthopaedics in Ibadan is at the forefront in limb reconstruction surgeries in Nigeria, using the conventional llizarov and linear rail devices as well as the computer assisted Taylor Spatial Frames for both congenital and post traumatic limb deformity correction.

The performance of the Department and the successes recorded in the total knee and hip arthroplasty program with over 200 cases in 36months including revision surgeries for failed primary surgeries in India, has gained the Department a reputation as a Center with a high rate of successful outcome, thus increasing the referral of patients to the department from within and outside the country.

The Plaster Technician Training School of the department with basic and advanced course modules has become a center whereby other schools send their students to for supernumerary attachments.

The department has consistently retained the accreditation of its training program by the West African College of Surgeons and the National Postgraduate Medical College, leading to the production of high quality Orthopaedic specialists.

The firm footing of the sub-specialization drive of the department has given support for an orthopaedic spine surgeon of the Department to undergo further fellowship training. This (i.e. the sub-specialization drive) has also enabled the exposure of more recently qualified Orthopaedic surgeons to advanced arthoscopic training as well as the pursuit of the procurement of equipments to support the delivery of these services.

The proficiencies of the consultant staff of the department have been recognized some of which have been manifested via the provision of leadership by these consultants in various capacities in training and administration in the University College Hospital, Ibadan. It is noteworthy that the immediate past Chief Medical Director i.e. Prof. Temitope Alonge who was formerly a Deputy Chairman, MAC is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Prof. Omololu was also the Coordinator of the Ibadan Basic Trauma Course while Prof. S.O. Ogunlade has in the past served as the Hospital Theatre Manager, and as a Deputy Chairman, MAC. Dr. I.I. Adeoye-Sunday who is the immediate past head of the Department, is the Chairman of the Hospital Mentorship Program.


The Department is involved in the care of over 60% of the patients that present in the Emergency Department and is equally involved in the care of about 20% of the remaining patients that are attended to in other Units. The department runs two (2) specialized clinics weekly and as well runs an operative session every day of the week performing between 450-550 major surgeries annually.

The department through the efforts of the ‘three revolutionaries’, popularized the AO concept of fracture fixation and it is worthy of note that Prof. Temitope Alonge became an alumnus of the AO in 1992 following his advance AO course in Davos, Switzerland. Other consultants subsequently attained the status after their participation in AO Fellowship.

Temitope Alonge also popularised the Belfast technique in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis and he formulated the ceftriaxone-polymethyl methacrylate beads as an integral part of the Belfast operation.



  1. Unit I: Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine/ Adult Reconstruction(Hip & Knee)/ Bone Infection /Trauma

–           Professor T O Alonge

–           Dr A B.Oladiran

–           Dr O.A. Oyewole

–           Dr C.T. Iken

  1. Unit II: Paediatrics/Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction/Arthroplasty/ Spine/ Trauma

–           Dr M O Okunola

–           Dr  R.A. Omoyeni

–          Dr M.J. Balogun

–          Dr T.O. Ogunrewo

  1. Unit III: Arthroplasty/ Paediatric Orthopaedics/ Oncology/ Trauma

–           Professor S O Ogunlade

–           Dr I I Adeoye-Sunday

–           Dr A A Anejukwo

–          Dr V Arowosaye

The following privileges are shared by the units:

1)        Beds Space: The Department has access to forty two (42) beds primarily and a number of secondary beds in other wards.

2)        Operating Sessions

  1. Two Elective Orthopaedic operating sessions per week in the main Theartre
  2. Four Trauma operating sessions per week including Saturday morning in Accident and Emergency Department.
  3. One outpatient operating session per week for minor procedures
  4. Emergency operating sessions are round the clock


3)        Clinics: Two outpatient clinics per week

  1. Fracture Clinic -Monday 8:00am
  2. Orthopaedic Clinic-Friday 8:00am

4)        Emergency calls throughout the month.

5)        Residents’ and Consultants’ Ward Round

A consultant teaching round holds at least once a week in each unit and an additional business round once every week. A daily Senior Resident round also incorporates teaching with patient care. Each unit receives emergencies in a one-in-three days basis.



These are activities run by the resident staff under the supervision of consultants.  They are designed for teaching both undergraduate students and residents. The traditional strong emphasis on academics as regards research, updates and other formal conferences in this department has continued unabated.

  1. Fracture Forum

This takes place every Monday morning and it involves in-depth discussion of allnew fracture cases seen the previous week and treatment planning.

  1. Journal Club

This holds every Wednesday. At these fora, standard orthopaedic

articles are critiqued and College research projects and proposals are

also presented for defence.

  1. Departmental Seminar

The weekly departmental seminar holds every Thursdays and covers the various aspects of orthopaedics from basic science, paediatrics, trauma, oncology, sport medicine, lower limb reconstruction and social issues relating to orthopaedic practice.Each week, a resident prepares a topic allocated to him/her a few weeks earlier and presents it after which he/she responds to comments and questions from consultants and residents. Emphasis is also placed on learning how to present at scientific meetings.

  1. Joint Meetings with Surgery Department
  2. Surgery Grand Rounds: During these meetings, which take place every Tuesday, the various divisions on a rotational basis make an in-depth presentation. These meetings cover aetiopathology, clinical profiles, management and outcome, with literature review of a surgical disease process. Recent advances are discussed.Research works of members are also presented. Proceedings of Grand Rounds are published in the Ibadan Surgeon.


  1. Morbidity and Mortality Meetings

A regular surgical audit comprising consultants, residents and house officers holds every Wednesday of the week to assess and learn from the diagnostic and management procedures involved in patient care, complications and their management, and appropriateness of laboratory studies, operative procedures and drug therapy. Mortalities of the previous week are summarised and discussed division by division.  A particular division (chosen by rotation) rounds up the day by presenting a major morbidity or mortality case for discussion.


  1. Surgical Pathology Meetings

These take place every fortnight on Thursdays at 3.00 pm, to review the histology of biopsy or operation specimens and reconcile with clinical and operative findings. The histology slides are previously selected by representatives of the two departments. These sessions are usually supplemented, where relevant, by attendance at post mortem examinations and organ demonstrations and discussions.

  1. Surgery-Radiology Conference

This holds on alternate Wednesdays at 3.00 pm. Radiographs of patients currently on the ward are selected and listed for discussion. There are special sessions held for basic teaching and illustrations on special techniques e.g. ultrasound, computerized tomography, angiography, etc.


  1. Surgery Journal Club

This meeting holds every Monday at 4.00 pm. It is moderated by a consultant, usually with other consultants present. It enables the residents to critically review journal articles and also learn of recent advances.

Otorhinolaryngology Department


The Department of Otorhinolaryngology is committed to achieving world class status in research, training and service. We are involved research into the aetiologies, course and treatment of diseases of the Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck

The Department also has training programmes and activities for undergraduates, post graduate Masters’ students in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery as well postgraduate training of Resident Doctors.


We also run Ward and Accident and Emergency calls all days of the week which are covered by Consultants, Senior Registrars and Registrars.

The Surgical procedures done during our theatre sessions range from minor Ear, Nose and Throat procedures to complex Otologic and Neuro-otologic surgeries, Open and Endoscopic Skull Base surgeries in conjunction with the Neurosurgeons and Ophthalmologists as  well as complex Head and Neck Oncologic surgeries in conjunction with the Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon and the Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons

Paediatrics Department


Although the Department of Paediatrics was formally created in 1962, Paediatrics as a specialty had always existed in the University College Hospital, Ibadan. This was as a unit within the Department of Medicine. With the appointment of the first professor of Paediatrics in 1962, teaching and examination in Paediatrics for medical students was carried out independently, and not as a part of Internal Medicine.

The Department of Paediatrics (UCH, Ibadan), was the first academic Department of Paediatrics in Nigeria (and West Africa). In view of this, the teaching of facts, skills and attitudes essential for the effective care of children has always been done at all levels, (postgraduate as well as undergraduate). However, there was more emphasis on the undergraduate training at the initial stage. This was with Social Paediatrics as the hub around which the wheel of all these activities turned. Students were encouraged to see every patient not merely as a clinical case, but as a child within a family, home and a neighbourhood. This led them to organize home visits thrice weekly sequel to which the outcome and findings of such visits were discussed at weekly Social Paediatrics Seminars during which the students were the principal presenters. Until recently, student nurses took part in these activities.

Visitors frequently express surprise at the high level of staffing in the Paediatrics Department despite the massive brain drain caused by the economic hardships of the last 10-15 years.  Below is a list of the Heads of the Paediatrics Department from inception:

Headship of the Paediatrics Department from Inception

S/N Name Period of Headship
1. Dr. W.R.F. Collins 1960-1963
2. Prof. R.G. Hendrickse 1962-1969
3. Prof. A. U. Antia 1969-1977
4. Dr. O. Seriki 1975-1976
5. Prof. J.B. Familusi 1977-1980
6. Prof. A.O.K. Johnson 1980-1984
7. Prof. F. Jaiyesimi 1984-1986
8. Prof. W.I. Aderele 1986-1987
9. Dr. A.O. Folami 1987-1988
10. Prof. V.A. Nottidge 1988-1989
11. Dr. O. Sodeinde 1989-1990, 1993-1995, 2002-2006
12. Dr. Kikelomo Osinusi 1990-1993, 2009-2011
13. Dr. J.A. Olowu 1995-1997
14. Dr. O.O. Akinyinka 1997-1998
15. Dr. S.I. Omokhodion {now Professor} 1998-2000, 2011-2015
16. Dr. O.O. Ogunkunle 2000-2002
17. Prof. A.G. Falade 2006-2009
18. Prof. Ike Oluwa A. Lagunju 2015-till date



Emergency Paediatrics:

This began as a Children’s Emergency Room in the Medical Outpatients Department (MOP) which closed at 6.00pm at which time children who were too ill to go home were transferred to the Casualty Department together with the adults.  Later, a part of the Casualty Department was set aside for children. In 1988, after the Casualty Department moved to the new Accident and Emergency Department, the Department of Paediatrics took over the old Casualty Department with the support and generous donation from a Nigerian philanthropist, Otunba Subomi Balogun. In view of this, the Unit was re-designated the Otunba Tunwase Children’s Emergency Ward (OTCHEW) in his honour.

Postgraduate Training:

Initially, postgraduate training was inclusive of a one/two year training experience within UCH while preparing for foreign professional Membership/Fellowship postgraduate examinations for which such trainees went abroad. In 1975, a Master in Medicine (M.Med) Postgraduate training started in Nigeria, but the Department of Paediatrics did not enrol any student on this Programme before it was overtaken by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in 1976.  Currently, the Department presents candidates for the National Postgraduate Medical College Examinations in Paediatrics as well as the West African College of Physician Examination of which Ibadan is the regional headquarters.  The Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme in Paediatrics was inaugurated in 1973 and till date has been awarded to eight deserving teachers/clinicians/researchers.

The UCH Department of Paediatrics retains the leading position among similar departments in Nigeria. It has trained a number of specialists since the inception of the Postgraduate programme in Nigeria and has 17 consultants in charge of the various units in the department.


The department was a pioneer in most areas of paediatric research in Nigeria. A Paediatrics Research laboratory was established where bilirubin estimation on samples obtained within and outside the hospital was carried out.  This laboratory set the pace in research into neonatal jaundice, malaria and sickle cell disease in children. The department’s cytogenetic facility was for many years, the only one of its kind in Nigeria. The prevailing economic situation in the hospital and Nigeria, forced a discontinuation of this facility several years ago. The department has also established a modification for the qualitative estimation of peroxidase haemolysis as an indirect measure of vitamin E which impacts on several research areas. The research laboratory maintains its leadership position in research on G6PD and neonatal jaundice.

Research funds have come from the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), while some have come from local sources such as the Senate of the University of Ibadan.  However, much of the work done within the Department, are performed through the sheer ingenuity of the staff often supplemented by money from their own pockets. Senior Registrars working for the Postgraduate professional part II (Final) examination sometimes receive small grants from the UCH, in addition to some funds from their own pockets, particularly in undertaking studies which are not completely covered by the research facilities of their supervising consultants.





The Paediatrics Department pioneered the work on primary stroke prevention in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in Nigerian through routine Trans Cranial Doppler (TCD) screening.  The Department established the first routine TCD clinic at the CHOP arena in July 2009. More than 750 children with SCD have been enrolled in the programme with the achievement of a drastic and remarkable decline in childhood stroke burden in South West Nigeria.


The Neonatology Unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan is part of the African-Asia site that took part in the research into the possible serious bacterial infection management using simplified antibiotics. This has led to the development of a new WHO algorithm on the management of newborn infections when referral is not possible. The unit has also successfully developed newborn kidney, Liver and Spleen monograms.


The Paediatric Nephrology division has contributed to pioneering work on the description of Quartian Malaria Nephropathy, a form of nephrotic syndrome in children that is usually steroid resistant, and tends to progress to end stage kidney disease. The earliest reports of paediatric penitoneal dialysis in Nigeria are also from this Unit. The unit was one of the pioneers of peritoneal dialysis in Nigeria using adaptations.  This adaptation has saved the lives of children with acute kidney injury and has also inspired other centres to use adaptations for peritoneal dialysis when the recommended gadgets are not available. Additionally, the Unit has provided intensive care for the most vulnerable babies from 25 weeks gestation upwards. The Paediatrics Department, UCH, Ibadan is also one of the first centres in the country to embrace Kangaroo mother care for small babies.


Furthermore, the department has trained many resident doctors some of whom have become foremost neonatologists within and outside the country. Doctors and nurses of the department are part of the national trainers in neonatal resuscitation and essential newborn care. The department is also involved in collaborative research within and outside the Country.


DAY/TIME Morning Afternoon
Monday General Clinic Chest and Infectious Disease Clinic
Tuesday Cardiac and Neonatology Clinic Anemia and Oncology Clinic
Wednesday General Clinic Neurology Clinic
Thursday Gastroenterology/Nutrition/Endocrine and High Risk Infants  Clinic Nephrology and Asthma Clinic
Friday General Clinic

Pharmacy Department


The Pharmacy Department is on of the most important clinical training and service departments in the hospital because virtually all patients who attend the hospital end up with a prescription to collect medication from the pharmacy.


The pharmacy department was responsible for dispensing of medications to the entire patient population of the hospital from inception.  The department also supplied drugs, Surgical dressings, surgical instruments, anesthetic gases and Oxygen to the Clinics and the theatre.

Pharmacy department also provide pharmaceutical services to various projects located at IBARAPA, IGBO-ORA, ILORA AND SEPETERI.

The first Chief Pharmacist was Mr. Micheal Ritchie (British) who was later promoted to the post of Federal Chief Pharmacist of the Federation. Mr. Felix Callisto, a Nigerian took over the department in 1953 with a staff of five Pharmacists (Messrs. O. Davies, I. Igwe, S. B. Akande, S. Adesina and J. Shoyoye) At the time of appointment, Mr. Callisto was the only non-expatriate  head of department in the hospital at the time.


The cradles of the present University College Hospital, Ibadan, were the old site at Eleyele as well as Adeoyo Hospital and the Jericho General Hospital (both owned by Ibadan city Council).  The Pharmacy Department in particular, evolved from one Dispensary and 7 small stores scattered within the Adeoyo Hospital, Yemetu.  The department moved from Adeoyo to the present UCH location in May 1956 before the hospital  was formally opened on 20th November, 1957.  At that time pharmacy  department occupied a ground floor and a lower ground floor.  The ground floor contained the dispensary, the chief Pharmacist’s office, sterile products laboratory and a quality control laboratory.

The lower ground floor contain compounding and galenicals room, pharmaceutical manufacturing and a tableting laboratory.

The hospital expansion program which started in 1976 and the restructuring exercise between 1985 and 1990 gain rise to the present pharmacy department.

Pharmaceutical Supply

The bulk of pharmacy stock carry trony yearly indents placed with The Crown Agents (London) for British Colonies.  A small fraction of stock was obtained from the only wholesale in Nigeria, Kingsway Chemists Ltd, a UAC subsidiary.

Drugs which were not available in the places were obtained from Glaxo, Allen and Hansburys, Ward Blekinsop all of whom had depots in Lagos.



The main constraint with storage was lack of space, stores for drugs and appliances were clotted in various places in Adeoyo Hospital Compound, Yemetu.


In  those days, local manufacture of intravenous fluids and injections was not available in Nigeria.  There was therefore a viably set-up for production of sterile intravenous fluids and injectable started by Mr. Ritchie.  The scheme was so successful that a new laboratory for the production of intravenous fluids and injections was bult and the department pioneered the production of sterile preparation for use of her patients in 1957.  Creams, Lotions and Ointments were also prepared in the dispensary for topical application.

We are grateful to Mr. Callisto (Chief Pharmacist 1953-1982) for giving this brief history of the department.


1. Mr. M. Ritche from inception – May, 1953
2. Mr. F. A. Callisto May 1953 – May, 1982
3. Mr. O. Osuzoka June 1982 – August, 1984
4. Mr. N. O. Olubi August 1984 – November, 1986
5. Mrs. M. A. Jaiyesinmi November 1986 – January, 2003
6. Mrs. M. A. Akinkoye January 2003 – March, 2008
7. Mrs. M. Oderinde March 2008 – August, 2010
8. Mr. M. I. Irabor August 2010 – February, 2014
9. Dr. (Mrs.) H. A. Oduntan February 2014 – August, 2019
10. Mr. Adeniyi Osiyemi August 2019  –   May, 2020
11. Mrs. Olusola Porter May 2020  –  August, 2020
12. Dr. Adeyinka. A. Ishola (FPSN) August 2020 – till  date.



Dr. Adeyinka. A. Ishola FPSN (Director Pharmaceutical Services) is the current Head of Department.  He is directly assist by 25 Deputy Directors and 16 Assistant Directors who overseas activities of this different units and submits of the department.

Presently there are 92 Registered and 43 Intern Pharmacists.  Our support staff includes the Departmental Secretary, a Senior Confidential Secretary one Executive Officer, Clerks and Health Assistants.


Our clientele comprise of all University College Hospital Patients at all locations within and outside Ibadan. In order to cope with the increasing number of prescriptions and also reduce patient waiting time, satellite pharmacies were put up on all  floors of the in-patient complex and out-patient clinics.

Medical Outpatient, satellite pharmacy commenced operation in 1988 while the Ward Satellite Pharmacies were commissioned in 2003.  The Oncology Pharmacy commenced operation in 2010.  Presently there are Satellite Pharmacies in every outpatient Clinics as well as on every floor of this hospital to serve  the inpatient population.  They are situated as follows.

Pharmacy Location Clientele Opening Hours
Main Pharmacy (GOP) General Out-patient 8am-6pm
Staff Pharmacy Members of Staff 9am – 4pm
SOP Pharmacy Surgical Out-patient 8am – 4pm
Emergency Pharmacy Emergency Department patients 24 hours
OTCHEW Pharmacy OTCHEW patients 24 hours
ENT/EYE (Clinic Pharmacy ENT/EYE Clinic Patients 8am – 4pm
CHOP Pharmacy Children Outpatients clinic 8am – 4pm
MOP Pharmacy Medical Outpatients Clinic 9am-5pm
Ante-Natal Clinic Pharmacy Antenatal Clinics patients 8am – 2pm
WWG Satellite Pharmacy  Ground Floor Wards 8am – 4pm
Oncology Pharmacy Radio Oncology patients 8am – 4pm
Theatre Pack Pharmacy All theatre-Main Theatre, Labour Ward Theatre, Emergency, O&G 24 hours
2nd Floor Pharmacy (SW2) All 2nd Floor Wards 8am – 8pm
3rd Floor Pharmacy (W3) All 3rd Floor Ward 24 hours
4th Floor pharmacy All 4th Floor Ward and Labour Ward 8am – 8pm
Private Suite Pharmacy All Patients Private Suite 24 hours
Nuclear Medicine Pharmacy All Patients attending the clinic 8am – 5pm


Station Outside the Main Hospital Complex

Pharmacy Location Clientele Opening Hours
Dental Clinics Pharmacy All patients attending the Clinics 9am – 4pm
Federal Secretariat Clinics All patients attending the Clinics 8am – 4pm
HIV/AIDS Clinics All patients attending the Clinics 8am – 4pm
UCH Comprehensive Health Centre Sepeteri All patients attending the Centre 24 hours
Geriatric Centre Pharmacy All Patients attending the Centre 8am – 4pm
Kola Daisi Primary Health Centre All patients attending the Centre 24 hours




Apart from providing medications, UCH Pharmacist Work with other healthcare professional to meet patients medication needs by identifying,  resolving, and preventing medication related problems.

Drug Procurement and Storage

Drugs an procured from Federal Medical Stores, Pharmaceutical manufacturers and credible distributors.  The Pharmacy stores are equipped with air-conditioner and Fridge-some of which are solar powered.  This is to ensure optimal storage conditions for thermos-labile drugs  and galenicals.  Drugs and Dressings are issued to various units from the store

Dispensing of Drugs and Dressing

Pharmacists dispense drugs and dressings from all the Pharmacy outlets listed above.  During  the dispense session, patients are counselled on drug use, drug storage and what to do if adverse reactions occur. Pharmacy support staff assist in portering services and record keeping.

Drug Information, Patient Counselling  and Pharmacovigilance

Pharmacist provide information to patients and other healthcare practitioners  on the selection, closages, interactions, and side effects of mediations, where required.


Oral and External use compounding, currently various extemporaneous preparation,. Mixtures, syrup, creams and ointment are still compounded in the department,.  Oral Morphine solution which is quite significant in the WHO analgesic ladder for management of pain is one of the deportment’s highly requested preparations. Also high grade hand sanitizer and liquid soap are manufacture in the department which is widely used in the  hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic

There are on-going plans to refurbish and expand activities of the pharmaceutical production unit.

Quality Control

Quality control of preparations is carried out in the Quality control laboratory as well as the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan.


The Department undertakes the training of Intern Pharmacists as well as Pharmacy students on externship and Industrial training. There are also facilities for short term in service training for Registered Pharmacists. The department trained some Federal Health Institution on the preparation of Oral  morphine and hand sanitizers. The department also organizes in house clinical meetings on patient drug therapy and other drug related issues

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department


The department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery has since the commencement of the Department of Surgery of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, passed through peak and plateau periods. This has been largely due to the small number of plastic surgeons available to service the department. Thankfully, the department has not experienced any significant setback because of the concerted efforts of the founding fathers of the department of Surgery and the past heads of the department.

As was the case with other clinical departments, the department of surgery was housed at the Adeoyo hospital during the construction of the University College Hospital at its present permanent site. The late Prof. Oritsejolomi Thomas, along with Prof. B.M. Jolly (who was the first head of the Surgery Department) and Prof. W.W. Davey were among the staff of the department in the 1950s. Prof. Oritsejolomi Thomas later moved to Lagos where he was appointed Vice Chancellor. When Michael N. Tempest arrived to become the first plastic surgeon to practice as a member of staff in Nigeria in 1962, hopes arose for the thousands of Nigerians born with congenital anomalies and those that had sustained burn injuries and were awaiting reconstruction. Although he did not stay for many years in Ibadan, he commenced the organization of the Unit and wrote a book used by medical students in the Hospital in the sixties. Part of his thesis on cancrum oris was published in the British Journal of Plastic Surgery in 1969. His contributions to Plastic surgery was recognized by the presidency of the British Association of Plastic Surgery in 1984.

The response of Mr. Tempest to a referral sent to him shortly before he returned to the United Kingdom was one of the things that prompted Joseph Olatunde Oluwasanmi to travel abroad to specialize in plastic surgery. Dr. J.O. Oluwasanmi who obtained his FRCS in 1964, was appointed Senior Registrar in the department of surgery. In the same year, Dr. Oluwasanmi applied for a Smith and Nephews Fellowship which if granted would enable him to train in some plastic surgery units in the United Kingdom in 1965. In his recommendation letter, the then head of surgery, Prof. V. Anoma Ngu wrote that the adjudicators of the Fellowship would be doing Nigeria an honour if Dr. Oluwasanmi could be given the chance to study abroad. The reply came within a few weeks and Dr. Oluwasanmi shared the following year between the plastic surgery unit at Broxburn, West Lothian, Glasgow Scotland (under Mr. Wallace), at Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England at the Hammersmith Hospital under Professor Calnan and at East Grinstead. The experience of Dr. Oluwasanmi, enabled him to return as the first indigenous consultant of Plastic and Maxillofacial surgery and he was jointly appointed by the Medical School as a Lecturer and the University College Hospital in January, 1967 as a surgeon. He was also appointed as a Lieutenant Colonel in1968 to help in the management of war casualties at the Midwestern front during the Nigerian Civil war. He became a senior lecturer in 1970. Dr. Oluwasanmi later became a Professor in October, 1973. By the time Prof. Oluwasanmi retired (voluntarily) as head of the Surgery department in 1979, a plastic surgery unit had been established. This Unit was furnished with 3 adult beds in South East One Ward, 3 female adult beds in South West One Ward, 2 beds (for children) on the South East Two Ward as well as a Dental Laboratory.

Dr. Ferdinand Ofodile who obtained a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1976, joined the Consultant staff in 1977. He received his residency training at the Harlem Hospital Center and at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA. He became a Senior Lecturer in 1979 when he took over as head of the Unit and maintained the peak of the division until his departure for the USA in 1982. Before he left, Dr. Chika Ogbonna who received specialist training in Italy in plastic surgery, had joined as a Senior Registrar. The exit of Dr. Ferdinand Ofodile from the Unit left a vacuum brought about by the unavailability of any Consultant plastic surgeon in the Hospital between 1983 and 1992. During this interval, Dr. Oluwatosin joined Dr. Ogbonna as Senior Registrar in 1985. At this time, the Unit was supervised by Prof. Olurin until the period of his retirement in 1986, followed by Prof. Ope Adekunle who was temporarily transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital as Chief Medical Director.

Apart from undertaking tutelage under the consultants at Ibadan, Dr. Oluwatosin’s training was supervised by Consultants in Lagos namely Prof. Sowemimo, Dr. Ademiluyi and Mr. Oyeneyin FRCS, before he transferred to the United Kingdom in 1987 for further training at the Shotley Bridge General Hospital, Manor Hospital, now George Elliot Hospital, Nuneaton at West Midland Nuneaton Merseyside and at the Merseyside Regional Burns and Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Oluwatosin’s (now Prof) interest in reconstructive surgery was aroused while at the last regional center. His dissertation for the certificate of the Royal College of Surgeons was on the use of arterialised venous flap in resurfacing and revascularisation of the finger.

After the exit of the two senior registrars, Prof. Oluwasanmi was approached by the Chief Medical Director, Prof. B.O. Osuntokun in 1989 to offer his service as a visiting consultant to which he consented (to enable him to continue the training of medical students, resident doctors and as well manage patients). This continued till 1991. Afterwards, Dr. L.I. Okeke Consultant Urologist under the then head of surgery, Prof. O.G. Ajao, supervised the Unit. Following the arrival of a consultant plastic surgeon in 1992, there were three additional beds in the South East One Ward for adult males and three in the South West One Ward for adult females. The movement of neurosurgical and cardiothoracic cases to the neurosciences buildings brought about the availability of these beds.

The last decade of the 20th century, witnessed major changes particularly in the area of specialist training within the Unit. The first free tissue transfer in the Unit, was performed in 1993 on a lady in her 20s who had a modified radical mastectomy for a breast sarcoma and had immediate transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous free flap for breast reconstruction. The first locally trained plastic surgeon was Squadron Leader, Bayo Bolajoko. His success encouraged more resident doctors to take on plastic surgery as their specialty of choice and in the following years, Drs. Olabanji, Ademola Abikoye (Mrs.) Tahir and Adigun, followed suit. Thus, the Unit has through the completion of the training of these resident doctors, assisted in the establishment of new plastic surgery units in other teaching hospitals especially in Ilorin, Ile-Ife and Maiduguri. Resident doctors from other areas of specialty such as Ophthalmology, as well as Otorhinolaryngology from the UCH and other teaching hospitals also rotate through the Unit.

The first flap and microvascular surgery course in the West African sub-region, was hosted by the Unit in conjunction with the Department of Anatomy of the University of Ibadan in April, 1995. It was attended by Resident doctors and Consultants in Orthopaedics & Trauma, ENT, Maxillofacial Surgery, and General Surgery. The course which holds biennially, includes intensive lecture content and extensive practical sessions on cadavers, simulating vessel kits, small animal microvascular practice and large animal perforator flap practice. The course facilitators are often from within and outside the West African sub-region and they include Plastic surgeons, and Consultants from the fields of Dentistry, ENT, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology and Anaesthesia.

In January, 2011, the Burns Unit commenced the admission of cases. The Burns Unit is a 12-bedded ward, which consists (at present) only of minimal facilities including a hoist, and a custom fabricated bath with heater. The Unit has a dedicated nursing staff three of which have the certificate of training in burns and plastic nursing from the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu in conjunction with the Nigeria Association of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons.

The Board of Management of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, approved at its September, 2011 meeting for the division of Plastic Surgery to become the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

In addition to treating patients, the department trains resident doctors from within and outside the country. Below are the details of the headship of the department from its establishment as a Unit till its evolution into a department.

Headship of the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery from Inception

S/N Name Period of Headship
1. Michael N. Tempest 1962-1964
2. Joseph Olatunde Oluwasanmi 1967-1980
3. Ferdinand Ofodile 1980-1983
4. Chika Ogbonna 1983-1985
5. Odunayo M. Oluwatosin 1992-2020
6. Dr. S. Ademola 2020-till present



Some of the recorded achievements of the Department over the years include:

  • Instituting DERMAJET, an intrascar gun injection method combining the use of xylocaine, triamcinolone, and hyaluronidase for treatment of keloids in the seventies.


  • Organization of biennial micro-vascular and free tissue transfer course for surgical specialties
  • The Department has the topmost Burns Unit in the country with facilities for intensive management of burns including inhalation injury.


  • The department has collaborated with the University of Connecticut, and LAUTECH, Ogbomosho in the genetic study of keloids.


  • Translational research collaboration with the Faculty of Technology in the University of Ibadan and the Northwestern University, Chicago on different tools particularly in the management of burns

Clinical activities of the Department

General Plastic Surgery Clinic General ward rounds
Cleft care Clinic Trauma theatres
Dermato-Plastic clinic Out Patient theatres
Burn Unit rounds General Plastic Surgery and collaborative theatre sessions


Administrative Staff

Mrs. O. M. Ogundare , Mr. T. Ayinde , Mr. B. O. Alao

Sub specialization group personnel


Dr. Ayodele O. Iyun , Dr. Samuel A. Ademola ,Dr. Olayinka A. Olawoye


Dr. Samuel A. Ademola,  Dr. Ayodele O. Iyun


Dr. Olayinka A. Olawoye , Dr. Samuel A. Ademola,  Dr. Afieharo I. Michael,  Dr. Adeyinka Ademola,  Mr. Temidayo Ogundiran


Prof. Odunayo M. Oluwatosin , Dr. Afieharo I. Michael  , Dr. Olayinka A. Olawoye


Dr. Afieharo I. Michael , Dr. Adeola A. Olusanya

Physiotherapy Department

Activities of the Department of Physiotherapy, University College Hospital, Ibadan

The Physiotherapy Department of the hospital operates eight (8) specialty units for the habilitation and rehabilitation of conditions affecting individuals of all ages, from children (paediatrics) to the elderly (geriatrics). All units (except the Community and Health promotion Unit which functions only on an outpatient basis) function in both in-patient and outpatient capacities, with teams of physiotherapists spread across the various units.

The units and their duties are stated below:

Cardiopulmonary Unit

Primarily deals with the rehabilitation of patients with pulmonary conditions, heart diseases, and rehabilitation following cardiothoracic and abdominal surgeries. The unit is also responsible for the rehabilitation of critically-ill patients, especially those on intensive care admission, as well as oncology and palliative care patients.

Community and Health Promotion Unit

This unit which took off in 2014 Is involved in the preventive and promotive aspects of health for the hospital community and patient population. It carries out regular health education for patients who visit the department and also the hospital community, primarily through the monthly fitness programme executed by the unit to promote a culture of physical activity for the staff of the hospital. Also, it provides avenues for personalized fitness programmes for staff of the hospital and clients from around the state who are interested in harnessing the potency of physical activity for the promotion of health, weight maintenance/loss, and general fitness. As part of its community contribution, specialist in this unit are posted to the hospital outpost in Sepeteri, Oyo state.

Geriatric Unit

The Geriatric unit of the department is situated at the Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre within the hospital premises. Here, specialized rehabilitative care is given to the elderly by our team of competent physiotherapist to optimize their level of independence to carry out their age-appropriate daily activities with ease.

Neurology/Medicine Unit

This unit is concerned with the management of patients with functional deficits resulting from neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis as well as medical conditions such as kidney diseases, diabetes mellitus etc.

Neurosurgery Unit

Physiotherapists in the neurosurgery unit manage patients with conditions such as traumatic brain injury, cranial tumours, spinal cord injury, etc. They work to functionally rehabilitate patients who have undergone neurosurgeries in order to maximum outcomes and enhance full return of their potentials.


Orthopaedic Unit

Our orthopaedic unit sees to the management of patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions which may impair mobility, functionality and restrict participation in activities and work. The conditions treated include low back pains, neck pains, post-immobilization contractures, post-operative management of orthopaedic conditions such as fractures, arthroplasties and amputation, etc. Our team of specialized physiotherapist use mobilization exercises, manual therapy techniques, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, etc with state of the art electrotherapeutic equipments to restore function.


Paediatric Unit

The paediatric unit treats neonates from a day old up to children of 16 years. This highly sensitive specialty is manned by our professional team of physiotherapists who are skilled in both the habilitative and rehabilitative aspects of physiotherapy practice. With the current evidence-based approach, neurologic conditions such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, sciatic nerve injection injury; paediatric orthopaedic conditions such as fractures, foot deformities and other musculoskeletal disorders are managed.

Women’s Health Unit

Saddled to promote women’s health through all ages –adolescence, child-bearing, menopause, the Women’s Health Unit of the department is an effective arm. The unit carries out rehabilitation for women conditions involving the pelvic floor –such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, pubic dystasis, myofascial pelvic pain syndrome, and so on. Also, the unit performs frequent health outreaches to antenatal and postnatal women in the outpatient Obstetric & gyneacology clinics of the hospital, where relevant health promotion talks related to their health before and after delivery are given regularly.


Services, Training and Research

The Department of Physiotherapy, University College Hospital, Ibadan, in constant strive to keep in touch with standard practices runs outpatient clinics every weekday and in-patient care round the clock all year round. The department also functions in the training of physiotherapy students at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including associates of the National Post-Graduate Physiotherapy College of Nigeria (NPPCN). Furthermore, the department is a first-choice destination for clinical affiliation for students of other physiotherapy training institutions around the country. In terms of research and professional development, a bi-weekly departmental seminar holds on Tuesday and Thursday for all physiotherapists in the department, with independent unit seminar presentations holding across the various units of the department on different days of the week. An Education Committee sees to the supervision of these activities, as well as the planning and execution of annual departmental Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for all physiotherapists in the department and even from other institutions. Also, individual units carry out research activities on clinical findings and case reports of peculiar conditions managed from time to time.

Recent publications

  • (2018) Physiotherapy in the management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Prime Medical Journal 1(1):67-69.
  • (2018) Volkmann’s Ischaemic Contracture: A Ten Year Retrospective Study of Paediatric Physiotherapy Cases Managed in UCH, Ibadan. Prime Medical Journal 1 (1) 11-19.


Cooperate Social Responsibility

As part of our social responsibility and as a stakeholder within the hospital community, the department annually organize the Physically Challenged People’s party to celebrate and encourage this otherwise neglected group of individuals within the community for over four (4) decades. This is made possible by the contributions of each and every physiotherapists in the department, the management of the hospital, friends of the department and other well-wishers.


Designations within the department

Director & Head of Physiotherapy Services

Deputy Director of Physiotherapy

Assistant Director of Physiotherapy

Chief Physiotherapist

Principal Physiotherapist


Intern Physiotherapist

Public Health Nursing Department


One of the decided cardinal programmes of the Board of management of the University College Hospital, Ibadan was the promotion of Public Health Nursing as a co-ordinate department and as one arm of Nursing together with Clinical Nursing Services and Nursing Education.

In line with this decision, the Nursing Advisory Committee of the University College Hospital, Ibadan in November 1993, received proposals from the Assistant Director (Nursing) and coordinator of Nursing Affairs, in person of Mrs. C.A Ejumotan, which articulated the current status with regard to the provision of Public Health Nursing Services in the hospital.  After detailed discussion, the committee agreed to recommend to the Board of management the creation of Public Health Nursing as a Department in the hospital.

The Committee believed that this unit will provide a more effective linkage with the Primary Health Care Development Agency and other International Agencies.  The Nursing Advisory Committee further recommended that Management be empowered to work-out the modus operandi for the take off of the Department, all the Practising Health Nurses (Public Health Nurses and Health Educators) attached to Clinical areas in the  hospital and the U.C.H. satellite stations at Okuku and Sepeteri were pooled together to form the nucleus/foundation staff of the department bearing in mind that the pooling together of the various components of this unit will provide efficiency and ultimate effectiveness.

The department eventually took-off in January 1995 with Mrs. Patience E. Onalaja as the first departmental head and has since been waxing stronger and stronger, recording successes and rendering preventive, promotive, protective, rehabilitative and comprehensive health care to clients and their families in the University College Hospital, Community, rural and urban areas, thereby realizing the vision and mission of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

Departmental Vision

To deliver optimal care through Health-Promotion, disease Prevention and Rehabilitation while ensuring full participation by community members through effective education, counseling and communication as well as treatment of clients.

Departmental Mission

To extend health promotion activities to all nooks and crannies of the community within and outside Oyo State and undertake necessary actions that will strengthen the National Health system.

Departmental Goals

  • To support the University College Hospital Ibadan in the training of personnel for national health industry.
  • To conduct research in order to find solutions to identified health problems
  • To render qualitative health care services to our immediate and extended communities through the philosophy of National Primary Health Care approach.
  • To implement all federal government policies on preventive health.


The Department is engaged in both hospital and community based practices. There are 26 units in the Hospital Based Segment and 29 units in the Community Based segment and the community segment (Primary Health Care Centres ) forms the link between the University College Hospital and the Community.

Activities of the Public Health Nursing Department

  • Identifies health needs of the community within UCH and Outreach stations.
  • Health Education./Health information using appropriate language and visual aids.
  • Individual and group counseling – to encourage health behavioral and positive attitudinal change.
  • Routing and Nor-Routine Immunization Programmes for Children and Adults
  • Organizes and executes nutritional education sessions.
  • Prevention and Control of Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases.
  • Contact Tracing of clients/Relatives
  • Referral Services
  • Routine ward visits/follow up visits
  • Home visiting/Home based care.
  • Collects data from clinics & outreach centres for health planning and research projects
  • Record Keeping
  • School Health Programmes
  • Training Students on Community Health Programmes
  • Identifie common health problems of adolescents and human sexuality and offers counseling services.
  • Identifies & counsels on problems associated with ageing and how to prevent and control them among others.
  • Quality Reports Writing in compliance with Total Quality Management Department standard. 


  • P.E. Onalaja – January 1995 – April 1999
  • C.A.U Ofodile – May 1999 – June, 2004
  • F.A. Olusanya – June, 2004 – February, 2006
  • L.E. Olatoye – March, 2006 – May , 2007
  • T.B. Babalola – May, 2007 – January 2010
  • V.O.A. Taiwo – January, 2010 – 30thJuly, 2013
  • Modupe A. AINA – till date.


  • Community sensitization leading to community participation in Primary Health Care services in all UCH Community Based Primary Health Care Centres that ensure acceptance and sustainability of Primary Health Care services.
  • Used of bulk SMS to remind the mothers about their babies immunization appointment days helped a lot to track babies for immunization especially in immunization clinics like UCH Centralized Immunization Clinic, Kola Daisi Foundation Primary Health Care Centre (under UCH), Idikan Primary Health Care Centre etc to the extent that most of the immunization clinics need another bigger immunization building to accommodate the numbers of mothers and babies for immunization and infant welfare clinics e.g UCH Centralized Immunization Clinic.
  • Successful joint development of Public Health Nursing Department Strategic Plan for the period of year 2016-2020 by the Public Health Nurses.
  • Promotion of Community ownership of Primary Health Care activities with Advocacy visits and sensitization of Traditional leaders, opinion leaders and use of Community Health Committees with technical support from Public Health Nurses in UCH Primary Health Care Centres and outreach clinics e.g. Eye outreach and Psychiatric Outreach Clinics among others.
  • Adequate training of Public Health Nurses through Public Health Nursing Departmental Monthly Scientific Presentations to train and to give update on Public Health issues/diseases i.e both communicable and non communicable. Also members of staff are being released / sponsored by UCH management for various courses within and outside the country to enhance their professional competence.
  • Procurement of Solar freezer, solar fridge and solar energy power by the Management of University College Hospital at Centralized Immunization Clinic has ensure constant power supply to maintain cold chain system which has greatly enhanced good vaccine (both Routine and Non-Routine) storage system for the use of UCH Centralized Immunization Clinic and all UCH Primary Health Care Centres to attain regular immunization of both children and adults especially the children to promote child survival strategies.
  • Formation and regular supervision of Health Associations such as Diabetes Association, Asthma Association, Glaucoma Association by Public Health Nurses to assist patients to attain optimal Health.
  • Active involvement and participation of Public Health Nurses in sensitization/awareness programme during World Health Notable Days/Week e.g World Asthma Day, World Breast Feeding Week etc.
  • Continue collaboration of media houses with Public Health Nursing Department especially NTA, BCOS, Mitv, Radio Nigeria, Splash F.M. and Diamond F.M. stations in Oyo State on Educative Health talks or discussions.


  • Airing of jingle on EBOLA composed in English and Yoruba by one of the Public Health Nurses from the department is on-going in UCH Community Primary Health Care Centres to remind the public about preventive measures on Ebola Virus Disease and Viral Heamorrhagic Fever.
  • Accurate monthly report with the use of standard reporting forms jointly designed by Public Health Nursing Department in collaboration with Total Quality Management Department and which was produced by UCH Management to ensure good representation of activities in all UCH Primary Health Care Centres and Hospital Based Units of Public Health Nursing Department to include data analysis, interpretation and graphs of the monthly reports.


The department has successfully developed a Strategic Plan for the period of year 2016 – 2020.


Psychiatry Department


The Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan started in the mid 50’s when an associate lecturer was appointed within the Department of Medicine to provide outpatient services. By 1963, the 1st chair of Psychiatry was created and in patient services was included with 9 beds in the South West block of the University College Hospital.

At present, the in-patient facilities are in the Neurosciences block where a total of 64 beds in two wards are operated as a male and female ward, there are also outpatient clinics run in the Medical outpatient department and a 24-hour emergency service.


The Department of Psychiatry provides Psychiatric training to undergraduate medical student as well as allied medical professions. The training programme is geared towards the acquisition of theoretical and clinical knowledge for practice, teaching and research in Psychiatry.


  1. General Adult Psychiatry
  2. Old Age Psychiatry
  3. Child and adolescent Psychiatry
  4. Neuropsychiatry
  5. Drug and Alcohol abuse.
  6. Forensic Psychiatry
  7. Rehabilitation psychiatry
  8. Community Psychiatry
  9. Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry


Clinical services are available in the following sub-specialties in the department:

  1. General Adult Psychiatry  –  Prof. Gureje & Dr. Oladeji

Ward round Tuesday 10:00am

Clinic Friday 1:00pm at MOP

  1. Old Age Psychiatry   – Prof. Baiyewu.  & Dr Ojagbemi

Ward round Thursday 10am

Clinic Thursday 10am

  1. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Professor . Omigbodun/Dr. Bella-Awusah

Ward roundMonday 10 am

Clinic Thursday 9 am

  1. Alcohol and Substance Abuse – Dr. Makanjuola.

Ward roundFriday 10.00am

Clinic Monday 2pm

  1. Neuropsychiatry  –   Dr. Esan

Ward roundWednesday 10 am

  1. Forensic Psychiatry services – Dr. Abdulmalik

Clinic at Agodi prisonTuesday 9am

  1. Rehabilitation services  –  Dr. Oladeji
  2. Community Psychiatry   services –  Dr. Makanjuola

Clinic atfour primary health centres in Ibadan North LGTuesday 9.00am

  1. Consultation Liaison services –  Dr. Lasebikan

Ward Rounds: Fridays

Clinic: Mondays

10 Emergency Psychiatry services-All Consultants

11  Other services by allied professionals

  1. Social welfare services
  2. Occupational therapy services
  3. Clinical psychology

Radiation Oncology Department


The Radiotherapy department was formerly a unit under the department of Radiology University College Hospital, Ibadan. The department was commissioned in May 1987 by the then President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Babangida, GCFR.  At the inception, the Radiotherapy unit had Dr. O. O. Agboola (FMCR, FWACS) as the pioneer Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Radiation Oncology; Mrs Alao and Mrs Odunlami as the Chief Radiotherapy Technologists; Mr S. A. M. Adeniran as the Medical Physicist; Mrs O. Ojo as the Nursing Officer; and Mr J. Adewole as the Chief Technical Officer.  In 1988 (August 7th) Professor O.B. Campbell (then Dr. O.B. Campbell) joined the unit as Lecturer/Consultant in Radiation Oncology.

The therapy facilities for cancer management at its inception included the following: 1.25 MeV Theratronics Tele-Cobalt machine; Theratron Simulator Unit, 300 kVp Ortho-voltage machine and a manual after-loading low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy unit housing Caesium-137 radioactive source. Between 1988 and 1995, the Radiotherapy unit, UCH Ibadan was the only regular functioning Radiotherapy centre in Anglophone West Africa to which thousands of cancer patients were referred for treatment. In 1992, the UCH management under Professor O.O. Ajayi, C.O.N. , the then Chief Medical Director, upgraded the Radiotherapy unit to a full fledged autonomous clinical department and appointed Professor O. B. Campbell (then Dr. O. B. Campbell) as the pioneer clinical head of the new department. Following the upgrading of the unit to a clinical department, the department started gaining recognitions within and outside Nigeria.


Prof O. O. Agboola 1985-1992
Prof O. B. Campbell 1992 – 2008
T.N. Elumelu-Kupoluyi 2008 – 2010

Dr A. A. Adenipekun

2010 – 2013
Dr T. N. Elumelu-Kupoluyi 2013 – 2016
Prof A. A. Adenipekun 2016 – till date



  1. The clinical department of radiotherapy was accredited as the centre for Radiation Oncology by the West African College of Surgeons
  2. The department was permitted to present its resident doctors for Fellowship examinations by the West African College of Surgeons and the National Postgraduate Medical College. By 1995, the first set of Resident doctors (Dr. R. Oyesegun and Dr. A. A. Adenipekun) who sat for both (Fellowship and National postgraduate) examinations passed. Among the first eight Fellows that the department produced in Radiation Oncology for the two postgraduate colleges (National and West Africa) is the first female Fellow of Radiotherapy in Nigeria, Dr T. N. Elumelu, who qualified in the year 1999.
  3. For several years, the Radiotherapy department was the only regular functioning Radiotherapy centre in Anglophone West Africa countries to which thousands of cancer patients were referred for treatment.
  4. Through the linkage of the department with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Physics Laboratory in the department was equipped with dosimetry equipment for radiation quality control measurement of all the treatment machines in the department. This took place between 1995 and 2006
  5. Through the technical assisted project, the IAEA donated the first High Dose Rate (HDR) remote afterloader Brachytherapy unit in West Africa to the department in the year 2007. This was commissioned into clinical services in August, 2008.
  6. The collaborations of the department with international bodies and especially IAEA, afforded members of staff namely Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists, Therapy Radiographers, Technical Officers and Oncology Nurses the opportunity to obtain fellowship to travel abroad for training courses, conferences and workshops in Radiation Oncology.
  7. In 2000, the Department produced its pioneer Professor of Radiation Oncology in person of Professor Oladapo Babatunde Campbell. This boosted the academic strength of the department.
  8. In recognition of the academic, research and teaching efforts of the department, the University of Ibadan upgraded the department of Radiotherapy to a full autonomous academic department in the year 2005 and appointed Professor O. B. Campbell as the pioneer head of department.
  9. The department also accepts and trains undergraduate and postgraduate students from Nigerian University for industrial training.
  10. The first Psycho-Oncology unit in the history of the University of Ibadan was created in the year 2010 in the department of Radiotherapy UCH, Ibadan.
  11. In 2017, the department commenced a Master degree programme in Psycho-Oncology
  12. In 2017, the Department produced a second Professor of Radiation Oncology in person of Professor Adeniyi A. Adenipekun
  13. The department has since witnessed tremendous growth in the area of intensive training of the following personnel:
  • Resident doctors from all over Nigeria.
  • Radiotherapy Technologist; the Postgraduate Diploma in Radiotherapy Technology in collaboration with the University of Ibadan, Ibadan is about to commence in the department. Presently, the department is collaborating with the Radiographers Board of Nigeria in organizing a conversion programme from diagnostic Radiography to Therapy Radiography.
  • Oncology Nurses through yearly oncology training workshop for Nurses all over Nigeria
  • Medical Physicists (on-the-job- training) from other radiotherapy centres in Nigeria
  1. The current staff strength in the Department are Radiation Oncologist (10); Resident Doctors (8); Medical Physicist (4); Therapy Radiographer (6); Engineer (4); Oncology/Clinic Nurse (6); Ward Nurse (6); Health Attendant (14); Record officer (6); Secretariat (4).



  1. Holistic Management of patients living with cancer
  2. Clinical assessment and medical management of cancer patients
  3. Planning of cancer patients for radiation therapy (Simulation)
  4. Administration of ionizing radiation (Teletherapy and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy).
  5. Clinical follow-up of cancer patients to assess response to cancer management, side effects to treatment and survival
  6. Cancer research and training


The department has established linkages with the following bodies:

  1. International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Vienna Austria
  2. National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA
  3. International Agency for Research in Cancer Lyon, France.
  4. International Union for Campaign Against Cancer, UICC


The Department offered the following services (Clinical, training and Research studies) towards cancer management:

  1. External beam radiotherapy with Cobalt-60 machine
  2. High dose rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Psycho-oncology
  5. Counselling
  6. Cancer health education
  7. Clinical oncology services
  8. Postgraduate Residency training
  9. Research studies in Radiation Oncology
  10. Short Training Courses in Therapy radiography, nursing oncology workshop; psycho-oncology, radiation protection and industrial training attachment for both under-graduate and post-graduate students.


To become a full fledge Radiation Oncology Centre in Nigeria, the following items are required:

  • Treatment Machine: Linear Accelerator (with Photon and Electron beam Energies, MLC, Portal Imager), 3D Treatment Planning System, Multiple channel Remote After-loader High Dose Rate Brachytherapy machine using Cobalt-60 Source, C-arm imaging unit, Ultrasound machine, Mould Room Facilities and Gamma Knife unit.
  • Training Programme: Postgraduate training programme (M.Sc.) in Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics, Therapy Radiography and Nursing Oncology.


VISION STATEMENT: To become a world class Radiation Oncology Centre


MISSION STATEMENT: Provide a timely, effective and holistic management of cancer.

Radiology Department



The department started in 1953 as a Unit in the Department of Medicine under the headship of Professor Alexander Brown.  Dr W. Peter Cockshott was the first Lecturer in the Department of Radiology of the University College, Ibadan and Honourary Consultant Radiologist to the University College Hospital while, the first indigenous Head of Department was Prof. S. B. Lagundoye


The department has witnessed several years of Infrastructural growth and has become a flagship of Radiological imaging not only in Nigeria but also in the West African sub-region. The College of Medicine University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital Ibadan jointly manage the Department administratively.


It became the first Training Centre for Radiologists in West Africa in August 1968, several generations of Medical Students and Resident Doctors including those rotating form other specialties have been trained over the years. Radiology residents from other training centers spend variable periods of time in the department to enable them get exposure to some training facilities that are not available in their centres.



To be the foremost Medical Imaging Institution in the West African sub-region offering world class services, training and research.



  • To provide Radiological Services that is timely, cost effective, appropriate and of the highest quality
  • To train Health Care Professionals in Radiology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • To contribute to the understand of health and disease through imaging technology related to clinical and basic science research
  • To provide infrastructure and manpower support to undertake state of the art technology in radiological service.




  • X- rays of all body parts
  • Special Investigation e.g. IVU, HSG, MCU etc.
  • Computerized Tomography scans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Ultrasound Scans
  • Interventional procedures
  • Mammography
  • Interventional Radiology, etc.


The department is in partnership with RADAID (USA) and University of Pennsylvania to develop the Interventional Radiology to Unit. To bring services nearer to patients, the Department has decentralized its services to Six areas of the hospital including Geriatric and Pediatrics areas.

Staff Medical Services Department

Departmental Activities

The Staff Medical Services Department provides comprehensive and quality health care services (health promotion, disease prevention and treatment) to the following groups of people:


  • UCH Staff members and their dependants under the NHIS
  • UCH based College of Medicine Staff and their dependants under the NHIS
  • All students and staff of the UCH federally funded schools
  • All UCH based students of the College of Medicine
  • Interns of the different disciplines – Medicine, Nursing etc
  • Retired members of staff and their dependants
  • Food vendors within the hospital
  • UCH contract staff including casual staff like those on exchange programs and superumerary residents.
  • Youth Corpers serving within the hospital


It is also saddled with the responsibility of certification of medical fitness including- pre-employment and pre-school medical examinations as well as periodic and annual medical examinations.


Operational Days

Routine clinics: Mondays-Fridays from 8am-4pm.

Emergency services: Weekdays 4pm-8am; Weekends 8am-8amon weekdays and all through the weekend 8am-8am.

Total Quality Management


On the basis that the University College Hospital performs a tripartite function of Training, Research and Services, the Board of Management on the 3rd of July, 2009 approved the creation of 10 Service Managers’ posts which were affiliated to the SERVICOM Unit in the Hospital Services Department.  Their functions were to assess and improve services to impact quality of service delivery. During the Board meeting held on the 4th of September 2009, the Service Managers and SERVICOM Units were merged to form the Service & Quality Control Department which was headed by Mr. S. O. Oladejo who reported directly to the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee. The Service and Quality Control Department was then saddled with the responsibility of ensuring safety and quality health care delivery in a patient friendly manner.


The department was later renamed in consonance with international practice as the Department of Total Quality Management. This was approved during the UCH Board of Management meeting held on the 18th of March, 2011. This directive was enacted by Professor Temitope Alonge, the Chief Medical Director, UCH, on the 4thof April, 2011. The department at this time comprised of three (3) Units namely:


  • Quality Assurance Unit
  • Quality Control Unit
  • Quality Assessment Unit


The SERVICOM Unit which was initially under the purview of the department of Hospital Services was subsequently moved to the department of Total Quality Management on the 7th of April, 2011.  The Chief Medical Director also saw the need to have Statisticians to manage data and these staff were incorporated into the department in March 2014. The Statisticians collect data from the various departments for analysis. The outcomes of such analysis are later used to facilitate evidence based decisions by the Hospital Management.


Headship of the Total Quality Management from Inception

S/N Name Period of Headship
1 Mr. Stephen Olubusayo Oladejo 2011-2012
2 Dr. Modupe Akerele Oluwabusola Kuti 2012-2015
3 Dr. Emmanuelle Achiaka Irabor 2015- 2020
4 Dr. O. A. Popoola 2020-till date



The achievements of the Department can be phased into three different time periods, i.e. April 2011-January 2012; February 2012-February 2015 and August 2015-till date, each representing the period of headship of the 3 respective heads of the TQM department.


April 2011-January 2012


  • Execution of the Management’s mandate in introducing Total Quality Management to all Departments in the Hospital with an overwhelmingly positive feedback.


  • Institution of ‘feedback’ to improve service in the Hospital by ensuring that when complaints are addressed, patients are updated about the outcomes.


  • Selection of Mrs. O. A. Olusegun as the Quality Improvement Focal Officer following the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee’s approval (and the nomination of the Head of Department). She co-ordinates the quality groups for quality control assessment in the various departments of the Hospital


  • Re-deployment of SERVICOM officers, Service Development Officers and one Legal Officer to the Department of Total Quality Management.


  • Submission of the 2012 strategic Plan for the Department of Total Quality Management Department.


  • Presentation of a comprehensive report of all reactions, comments and suggestions for further improvement on service delivery to the management for the year 2012.


  • Involvement with the orientation programme for the newly engaged companies (outsourced services), newly converted Ward Assistants, Porters, House officers/interns and newly employed members of staff of the hospital for 2012.


  • Establishing an interaction process with an expert in Total Quality who was appointed as a visiting Consultant to the Department, in the person of Professor. Ope. O. Adekunle of the Department of Surgery, University College Hospital to best address quality issues within UCH.


  • Collaboration with the VESTA Healthcare Partners, United Kingdom, and presentation of a paper titled ‘Improving quality and efficiency through better clinical Governance’ by the Managing Partner in the maiden interaction.


February 2012-February 2015

  • Coordination of the setting of Performance Standard Reviews for 16 Departments in the Hospital.


  • Inauguration of the Quality Management Committee to function in an advisory capacity to the Department of Total Quality management with regards to policy formulation and providing technical resource for policy implementation.


  • Organized Quality Assurance Workshop Module I&II for Hospital Departments.


  • Creation of the Death Report Format in conjunction with the Morbidity and Mortality Committee, UCH.


  • Development of the Employee Handbook.


  • Review of some Hospital Panel Reports as a statutory function of the Department.


  • Conduct of survey of the patients’ waiting time in the MOP & SOP clinics.


  • Handling School of Nursing Certificates by Mrs. F. A. Ogunde.


August 2015-till date

  • Creation of SERVICOM Working Tools:
  • Complaint capture forms: Management/Logistics/Complaints

Relationship complaints

Clinical complaints

  • SERVICOM Help Desks.
  • SERVICOM Officers’ Uniforms.
  • SERVICOM CUG phones and lines – to aid communication and report across service areas.


  • Re-organization of Units in Total Quality Management Department:
  • Statistics Unit
  • Quality Management Unit – Comprising of the Quality Assurance, Control and Assessment sections.


  • Training the SERVICOM officers on:
  • How to capture complaints using the patients’ complaints capture forms and awarding of certificates of training.


  • Standard greeting protocol.


  • Institution of Departmental feedback to deal with complaints highlighted in the month.


  • Creation of Monitoring officers in-charge of the Ward Clerks


  • Creation of Monitoring officers in-charge of SERVICOM Officers manning Help Desks in the Clinics, Service Areas and on the Wards.


  • Collaboration with Epidemiology Statistics Department to engage clinical heads of the department on forming quality indicators to impact quality of care.


  • Monthly Departmental Statistical Presentations.
  • Monthly Departmental Administrators meeting.


  • ‘One Stop-Shop’ where patients could purchase drugs, dressing packs, and store appliances in the Pharmacy outlets.


  • Survey on patients’ waiting time at EYE Clinic.


  • Printing of Standard Operating Procedure for safe blood transfusion in the University College Hospital, Ibadan.