Duchess Hospital Marks One

healthcare - November 11, 2022

The Chief Executive Officer of Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Dr. Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey, has reiterated the hospital’s commitment to impact the lives of all Nigerians through access to affordable world-class healthcare.

He made the announcement as the hospital marked its first anniversary recently.

At a well-attended ceremony at the hospital’s main auditorium, Shitta-Bey emphasised the hospital’s priorities to include building trust in the healthcare system; providing high-quality and affordable services to Nigerians, and reversing the trend of medical tourism abroad.

He reaffirmed the affordability of the hospital’s services and further confirmed that “to register as a patient at the Duchess International Hospital is N5,000, and to have a consultation with a specialist family physician is also N5,000.”

Reflecting on the landmark achievements of the past year, the Duchess Hospital boss remarked that the hospital is proud to have successfully conducted a wide variety of routine and complex specialist interventions across a range of specialties and sub-specialty clinical services.

These procedures have been conducted in specialties such as Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedic surgery, Gastroenterology and Reconstructive Plastic surgery, “including a complex 12-hour breast reconstruction operation following successful surgical treatment for breast cancer, performed within the first few weeks of commencing services at the Duchess International Hospital last year.

It has been our privilege in the past year to bring joy and satisfaction to the lives of ordinary Nigerians, and to restore hope, often in quite difficult circumstances, through life-saving treatment delivered right here at the Duchess International Hospital.”

According to him, “Duchess Hospital is an affordable hospital for all Nigerians and a one-stop-shop for primary, secondary and tertiary care services, positioned to save Nigerians millions of naira in medical tourism for treatment of health conditions which would otherwise have required medical intervention abroad.”

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who represented the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the event, stated the state government would continue to provide the right policy environment and infrastructural support for businesses and healthcare facilities to ensure that Lagos becomes a major destination and hub for healthcare delivery across sub-Saharan Africa.

Meanwhile, Shitta-Bey’s assertion about the hospital was supported by patients’ testimonials delivered at the occasion, including one from Otunba Alaba Shonibare, who successfully underwent knee replacement surgery at the hospital a few months ago. He spoke passionately about the quality of care he received while on admission at the hospital, and the reasons for his decision to have his knee replacement surgery performed at the Duchess Hospital in particular.

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