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LAGOON HOSPITALS COMMISSIONS UPGRADED IKEJA MEDICAL FACILITY.

Lagoon Hospitals, Nigeria’s leading healthcare facility is pleased to announce the recent re-commissioning of its Ikeja Awolowo Road facility, in keeping with the increasing demand for quality healthcare in the country. Established as a mother and child facility, Lagoon Hospitals Ikeja has evolved to accommodate a broader spectrum of health care services, offering multiple specialties to its clientele.

In attendance at the commissioning was the Commissioner of Health for Lagos State, Dr. Jide Idris, who unveiled the upgraded facility. Also in attendance were the founders of Lagoon Hospitals, Professor and Professor (Mrs.) Elebute, as well as other healthcare personalities.

Lagoon Hospitals has always been known for its focus on patient care and quality. Driven by this principle, the hospital continuously strives to provide international standards of health care, which has led to the recent upgrades within the Ikeja facility.

Among the infrastructural changes within the healthcare facility is the addition of a newly built ultra-modern theatre with increased capacity for more surgeries, such as laparoscopy, gastroscopy, colonoscopy and urological procedures. Other new upgrades in the Ikeja facility of Lagoon Hospitals 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.

The Commissioner of Health for Lagos State, Dr. Jide Idris, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the ceremony, congratulated the management of Lagoon Hospitals for constantly delivering on quality healthcare. He hailed the upgraded facility as a significant achievement which will help stem the tide of medical tourism out of Nigeria, and expressed his 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.

The Chairman of Hygeia Nigeria Limited, Max Coppoolse, 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”.

Speaking on behalf of Lagoon Hospitals, Mr. Rajeev Bhandari, the Chief Executive of Lagoon Hospitals say, “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.

Lagoon Hospitals has successfully pioneered ground-breaking medical achievements since its establishment in 1986. In 2011, Lagoon Hospitals, Apapa and Ikeja, made history by becoming the 1st Hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa to earn accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI), the worldwide leader in improving the quality of health care through voluntary accreditation. This accreditation certified that the quality of care offered in Lagoon Hospitals met international standards.

In 2014, Lagoon Hospitals was the first private hospital in the country to successfully perform an open-heart surgery.

Lagoon Hospitals is part of the Hygeia Group, Nigeria's foremost private integrated healthcare services provider.

It should be noted that Hygeia recently acquired Gold Cross Hospital Ikoyi in March 2017, making it the one largest private hospital network in Nigeria.

For additional information about Lagoon Hospitals, please visit www.lagoonhospitals.com.

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