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LASUTH launches ‘Project Eagle’ to improve healthcare services

By Clarkson Eberu
06 March 2022   |   3:03 am
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has officially unveiled ‘Project Eagle’ aimed at improving the quality of healthcare services delivered to patients.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)

Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has officially unveiled ‘Project Eagle’ aimed at improving the quality of healthcare services delivered to patients.
 
The project, officially launched, yesterday, was part of LASUTH management’s commitment to providing excellent services to clients, with the use of modern state-of-the-art equipment and committed staff.

 
According to the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, the board and management of the hospital embarked on a number of laudable projects under the “Project Eagle’, to bring innovation and accessible healthcare services to the people.

He listed the components of the project to include: Enforcing existing proactive management policies; active space/bed management policies; commencement of an adverse report registers and management system; more intensive and regular Staff training and retraining; advocacy to reduce the influx of non-tertiary patients into LASUTH; automation; international accreditation and formalise collaboration with highbrow private hospitals in Lagos.

On power supply, the CMD said it remains a key requisite to delivering quality healthcare services. He said the Mainland Independent Power Plant (IPP) has been unable to keep up with giving the hospital regular power supply of recent

Fabanwo said in response to the persistent lobbying by the hospital management, the governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has granted the delivery of three new 500 KVA generators to the hospital.

This, he said, will further aid the efforts of the hospital to effectively deliver quality services, stressing that a number of policies have been enacted to improve the hospital’s healthcare services and patient’s experience, especially the reduction of waiting times at the outpatient clinics, as well as improve in-patient care and provision of mini ambulances to move patients within the hospital among other policies.

He said, as an institution that is keen on improving its services, the hospital commenced the use of bed space managers to work in tandem with a team of nurses called ‘monitoring crew’ to ensure speedy transfers of stable patients from the emergency units to the wards, to ensure spaces are created for incoming patients.

He added that the ongoing construction of the 120-bed facility within the hospital, which is expected to alleviate in a substantial way, the issue of bed space constriction in the hospital, is at 70 per cent completion.

According to him, efforts are on to improve on the hospital’s adverse report register where all incidents and near misses are documented to enhance processes and systems for immediate and long-term solutions to minimise recurrence of adverse events.