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LUTH revamps accident, emergency facility to boost research



The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has launched an ultra-modern accident and emergency centre that would improve healthcare delivery, enhance trainings and research.

The LUTH Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Chris Bode said that the revamped centre would provide quality care and reduce pressure on the ward.

Bode, who was represented by the hospital’s Deputy Chief Medical Advisory Committee, Prof. Lanre Adeyemo, said that the centre was provided by LUTH in collaboration with Stanbic IBTC bank.

“Private-public partnership (PPP) is important to boost the nation’s healthcare. We partnered with the bank to improve the centre in LUTH, which would help in patients’ care, research and trainings,” he said.

According to the CMD, the accident and emergency centre is a reflection of what a hospital looks like because it is the first point of call; however LUTH is upgrading to be continuously regarded as the first tertiary health institution in Nigeria and West Africa.

“Stanbic IBTC bank approached us late last year for collaboration in renovation of the centre into an ultramodern one. They promised to finish work within two months which I am still impressed at, because the project was completed within the two months.

“We are happy that the bank cares for human lives, and we will make sure that the centre is well maintained and managed,” he said.

Commending the Stanbic IBTC effort, Bode called on more private organisations to collaborate with health institutions in order to enhance quality healthcare in Nigeria.

Stanbic IBTC bank, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Demola Shogunle, said the project was part of their commitment to support the public sector.

“We are determined to give financial and moral support to healthcare delivery and management especially at the tertiary level. This project is one of the ways through which we execute our corporate social responsibility.

“Stanbic IBTC goes beyond transaction, we believe in supporting our stakeholders because we know that our success as a corporate identity is tied to their success. For us, it is not only about commissioning the Accident and Emergency Centre but it is about creating an enabling environment, for future leaders, and empowering Nigeria,” he added.

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