The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital belongs to the second (2nd) generation of Teaching Hospitals in the country. The Hospital came into existence on 2nd of May 1980 along with five other hospitals located in Jos, Calabar, Sokoto, Maiduguri and Port Harcourt.
Temporary Site and Lease Agreement
The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital took off in July 1980 and started its operations using as its temporary site, the Ilorin General and Maternity hospitals, which were owned by the Kwara State Government. The formal release of the two hospitals to the Management Board of this Teaching Hospital was done on 1st September 1981 when a lease agreement was signed between the Federal Ministry of Health and the Kwara State Government.
The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital remained in these two old sites (General Wing was built in 1955 and Maternity Hospital Wing was built in 1937) till early 2009 when gradual relocation to the Permanent Site commenced. Full movement to the Permanent site from the General Hospital Wing was completed in mid 2010.
However the training Schools of the Hospital are presently occupying the Maternity wing.
PERMANENT SITE OF THE HOSPITAL
The contract for the construction of the 13 phased Permanent Site of the hospital was awarded by the Federal Government in 1981. The contract commenced on the 13th of April 1981 but the project was abandoned when it reached only 33% completion stage on 20th December 1985. In August 2000, construction work resumed at the Permanent Site and Building One (1) was constructed then.
This Hospital is privileged to be one of the 8 Teaching Hospitals in the country to have benefitted from $8 million VAMED Engineering Co. Ltd. Medical Equipment supply which was a key health project of the Obasanjo Administration. To this end, building six (6) comprising the Radiology Department and the main Theatre became the next priority. This is because the VAMED project required that physical infrastructures should be put in place before the installation of various equipment. The Federal Government also, approved contracts for the pre-installation works to be carried out at the Permanent Site of the Hospital. This involved the completion of the space required and the provision of mechanical and electrical services for Building six built to house Radiology complex, 8 operating theatres, and an ICU. Through the VAMED Project, UITH became a recipient of state-of- the-art Radio-diagnostic, Surgical, Medical and laboratory equipments
The objectives for which the Hospital was set up are:
i. To Train Medical and Paramedical Personnel
ii. To deliver Health Care Services
iii.To serve as referral Centre for other Hospitals around and
iv.To conduct researches
- Hospital Address Old Jebba Road,Oke Ose Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria.
- Accreditation By
- Country Nigeria
- Hospital Size
- Payment Modes
- Infrastructure Xray, Laparoscopic Machine Operation Theater
- Breakthrough Cases
- Mission This is to be attained through provision of quality and standard healthcare delivery that is second to none in Africa by the year 2019, and one of the global healthcare service institutions by the year 2021 regardless of clients statuses or creeds through quality researches, training (capacity building, manpower development and staff motivation) and services.