‘Upgraded facility will help stem the tide of medical tourism out of Nigeria’- Jide Idris
by Anthonia Obokoh
November 3, 2017 | 12:43 am| | | Start Conversation
Prospects brighten for Nigeria in keeping with the increasing demand for quality healthcare in the country, with the acquisition of Lagoon Hospitals, Nigeria’s leading healthcare facility is pleased to announce the recent recommissioning of its Ikeja Awolowo Road facility recently in Lagos.
Driven by this principle, the hospital continuously strives to provide international standards of health care, which has led to the recent upgrades.
Among the infrastructural changes within the healthcare facility is the addition of a newly built ultramodern theatre with increased capacity for more surgeries, such as laparoscopy, gastroscopy, colonoscopy and urological procedures.
Jide Idris, the Commissioner of Health for Lagos State, said “these upgraded facility is as a significant achievement which will help stem the tide of medical tourism out of Nigeria”, as he hailed and expressed confidence that Lagoon Hospitals will continue to advance medical excellence by integrating clinical care and research to shape medicine for the future in Nigeria and beyond.
“As a special guest of honour at this ceremony, I congratulate the management of Lagoon Hospitals for constantly delivering on quality healthcare” Idris said.
According to Max Coppoolse, the Chairman of Hygeia Nigeria Limited, in his address noted that “the new improvements mean we can continue providing modern, high quality care, while focusing on patient comfort, and dignity.
“Our patients will benefit from bigger, brighter, purpose-built rooms and upgraded technology. There will also be exciting possibilities to further improve our patients’ experience with the innovation Lagoon Hospitals has come to be known for” Coppoolse said.
“The new facilities at the hospital are poised to improve the quality of service and infrastructure for patients and staff, both in the immediate future and in the years to come. This is a step towards our journey and commitment to provide healthcare of international standards” added Rajeev Bhandari, the Chief Executive of Lagoon Hospitals.
Lagoon Hospitals has always been known for its focus on patient care and quality, other new upgrades in the Ikeja facility includes the expansion from a 22-bedded facility to a 40-bedded facility, the expansion of the Sick Baby Care Unit to a 7-bedded Unit with facility for CPAP, a new Orthopaedic and Physiotherapy suite with improved facilities, a new Health Assessment Clinic with state-of-the-art equipment with facilities for Mammogram Services, Exercise Stress Testing, Spirometry, Digital X-ray.
Constantly delivering on service excellence in the healthcare industry in Nigeria has necessitated an improved in-house staffing in Lagoon Hospital, to include an in-house Neurologist, a Neurosurgeon, Urologist and a Nephrologist, supplementing the available range of clinical services in the facility.
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