Brief History of Eksuth
The creation of Ekiti state university Teaching Hospital, Ado – Ekiti was first conceived in 1983 amid widespread skepticism but it became a reality in April 2008.
From the conglomeration of a general hospital which was created by Major General Adeyinka Adebayo on 9th March, 1971 which later transmutted to a specialist hospital, there emerged what is today a pride to Ekiti people, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
It is a befitting tribute to the successive governments of Ekiti state through to the present government which nurtured the institution to a full blown. It is also a befitting legacy of the industry and commitment of the Hospital’s administrators who have managed it for the past eight years.
The changes in the institution were more dramatic, even though the institution did not receive a take-off grant from the government at inception, but it has been surviving through the internally Generated revenue and monthly subvention from the state Government. However, the changes in the hospital over the years have been both physical and operational.
The pioneer Chief Medical Director of the hospital was Dr Patrick Adegun whose tenure was between 2008 and 2013. While the pioneer Board Chairman was Professor Adelola Adeloye, a neurologist. In late 2010, Dr Kayode Akinlade took over as the second Board Chairman till 2014.
The second and the current Chief Medical Director, Dr Kolawole Ogundipe who is a plastic and reconstructive Surgeon came in as the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee but shortly after, he became the Acting Chief Medical Director at the expiration of the tenure of the Pioneer Chief Medical Director .
In April 10, 2014, Dr Ogundipe became the substantive Chief Medical Director. Without wasting time, he came out with a vision for the Hospital, which is basically to be the “preferred referral Centre for Qualitative Affordable Tertiary Health Care, Ethical Medical Research and Training in Nigeria” while the mission is “To provide Qualitative, Affordable Tertiary Health Care. Topical Medical Research and Ethical Training Services for our stakeholders with innovative Technological, Processes and personnel integrity”.
With the support of the state government under Governor Ayodele Fayose who during his inaugural Speech promised to improve on the existing structures to ensure quality Health Services in the hospital and the tenacity of the Chief Medical Director, Dr Kolawole Ogundipe in the past two years, the development in the hospital has been monumental. This is better appreciated when one x – rays the very many programs the institutions has gone through and how the present Chief Medical Director has been able to consolidate on the real essence of a Teaching Hospital.
It may interest you to know that in spite of the busy Schedule of the CMD, Dr. Ogundipe still attends to patients on his Clinical days and take time off to teach the student doctors.
So far, the development in the Hospital has been in Leaps and bounds both physically, operationally and academically. For instance, the Hospital has been visited by Eleven (11) accreditation teams both from the National Post Graduate College of Physicians and West African College of Surgeon as a result of which many Departments of the hospital have been accredited to train doctors to become Consultants.
The Hospital now has accreditation for residency training in the following departments:
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology (WACS)
- Family Medicine (WACP)
- Psychiatry (WACP)
- Surgery (WACS)
- Internal Medicine (WACP)
- Ophthalmology (NPMC, WACS)
- Community Medicine (WACP)
- Paediartrics (WACP)
In the areas of Health Care Services delivery, the patients of the Teaching Hospital can now get a qualitative treatment because all the necessary facilities needed by the various departments of the hospital are available.
Apart from the aforementioned developments, the Chief Medical Director Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe also ensured that all Wards were screened to protect the dignity of patients on admission in the hospital while all the Service points were also restructured to make patients receiving care in the hospital more Comfortable.
The management also equipped the existing hospital Library Complex with comfortable reading tables and chairs, while computers were supplied with full internet. So, the Teaching Hospital can boast of a befitting E-Library that can accommodate 60 peoples at the same time. With all facilities in place, students and doctors can access Medical Journals and Books because of the hospitals Subscription to the health initiative Research Institute. With the code of this institute any member of Staff who is desirous of embarking on any research can have access to full text of Journals, Articles and write-Ups.
Also Dr. Ogundipe renovated the Old accident and Emergency building to house the Health Information Management Staff and the Consultants at the Pediatrics departments who hitherto have no Comfortable Offices.
With the Cooperation of the State Government, the management was able to get an ambulance from the Ministries of Health and Public thereby ensuring in improved ambulance Services in the hospital.
In order to enable the Ekiti people to enjoy quality Health care Services, the family Medicine and the Community Medicine departments have been decentralized by having three outreaches, which are Oke – Ila Urban Basic Health Centre, Ado – Ekiti, with a well-equipped medical museum, Comprehensive Basic Health Centre, Igbemo – Ekiti as well as the Ultra-Modern Joan Taiwo Daramola Memorial Hospital, Ire – Ekiti.
Also to enhance good Service delivery in the hospital, the Management recently signed a memorandum of understanding of Public Private Partnership with HAEMADEB Logistics Limited to establish a medical Gas plant, a Solar Energy Generating plant as well as a National Health Insurance Scheme Complex. All these projects have been approved by the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Ayodele Fayose as part of his resolve to always support the hospital.
The pharmacy department has been upgraded to really reflect a Teaching Hospital Pharmacy. At the out – patient department, the pharmacy restructuring included the extension of the compounding unit to provide Morphine for hospitals within the state and beyond, because the Teaching Hospital’s Pharmacy is one of the approved Centers for Compounding of Morphine, the additions of the out – patient department mini store, include National Health Insurance Scheme Toiletries. This restructuring has so far brought about good interaction between the Pharmacists and the patients which also make counseling patients easier.
Apart from these, the Drug Revolving Store was also restructured with additional Shelves and standing Air Conditions for effective Temperature Control.
Counseling room was created in the Maternity Pharmacy unit, while Temperature and humidity measuring devices and equipment for compounding were provided. All these have been done to ensure that the pharmacy practice in Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital conforms with Teaching Hospitals best practices.
The Clinical Services of the hospital are excellent because all necessary equipment are available while there is Industrial harmony between the Management and Staff of the hospital due to the good leadership of the management.
Among other developmental drive of the Management is the expansion of the Maternity Complex, the renovation of the Dental and Maxillofacial department, the Expansion of the Mortuary Complex, the Landscaping and General Beautification of the Hospital.