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BABCOCK UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL
 

Dr. Ani, Franklin (FRCOG)
Chief Medical Director

VISION STATEMENT:
To be the Centre of medical excellence for Africa in the training of mission minded medical professionals and provision of total care that makes man whole.

MISSION STATEMENT:
To make man whole

DEPARTMENTS IN THE HOSPITAL
Clinical & Diagnostics services
Nursing Services
Pharmacy
Finance and Administration

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Gynaecology:

Theatre days

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Clinic days

Wednesdays

Procedures- colposcopy, EUA & cervical biopsy, Cervical smear, USS, Doppler, Biophysical profile, Follicular tracking, IUI, Oocyte retrieval, Embryo transfer etc.

 

 

Ophthalmology:

Clinic days

Mondays & Fridays

Surgery days

Tuesdays

Procedures- cataract, chalazion, pterygium incision, syringing, foreign body removal, epilation etc.

 

 

Radiology:

Special radiographic procedures

Mondays & Thursdays

Obstetrics USS

Wednesdays

General radiographic procedures

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays

 

 

Dental:

 

Clinic

Monday – Friday

Procedures- orthodontics clinic, simple & surgical extraction, composite & GIC restoration, Removable & fixed prostheses, teeth whitening, root canal therapy, etc.

 

DEPARTMENTS

DEPARTMENTS DEPARTMENTAL HEAD

CHEMICAL PATHOLOGY

DR. ABIYESUKU

COMMUNITY MEDICINE

PROF. WOLE ALAKIJA

DENTAL

DR. AJIMOKO, AYODEJI

FAMILY MEDICINE

DR. LADELE, AKIDELE E.

HAEMATOLOGY

DR. OJO, OMOTOLA TOYIN

HISTOPATHOLOGY

DR. ODUNFA

MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

DR. CHARLES, JOHN ELIKWU

MEDICINE

DR. ARIYO, MOJISOLA

OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY

DR. IMARALU, JOHN OSAIGBOVOH

OPHTHALMOLOGY

DR. JAGUN, OMODELE

PAEDIATRICS

PROF. RENNER JAMES KWEKU

PHARMACY

DR. KINGSLEY ORJI

PHYSIOTHERAPY

DR. KOWE, ABOLAJI VICTOR

RADIOLOGY

DR. YUSUF, ADEBOLA

SURGERY

DR. TAIWO AGBOOLA OLANREWAJU

 

AVAILABLE DEPARTMENTS

  • ADMINISTRATION
  • FINANCE
  • FIRE & SAFETY
  • TRANSPORT
  • UTILITY (A. HOUSEKEEPING, B. GROUNDS, C. CENTRAL STERILIZATION, D. LAUNDRY & TAILORING)
  • MAINTENANCE (A. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING UNIT, B. ELECTRICAL UNIT, C. PLUMBING UNIT)
 

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HOSPITAL
Babcock University (BU) whose progenitor, the Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA), was founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1959, was later renamed “Adventist Seminary of West Africa (ASWA)” in 1975.

From the inception of the school there had been plans to introduce medical services, since Adventist believe that medical ministry is the right hand of the gospel message. To this effect Mrs. Sufficool was appointed as the college nurse in 1960, she treated and care for the minor ailment of students. Severe cases were transferred to Sagamu General Hospital or the Adventist Hospital Ile-Ife. She handed over to Mrs. Canthrel in 1963 who worked in the same office till 1968.

In 1964, due to a high demand for medical services for both the community indigenes and students, Chief J.S.K. Osibodu one of the community leaders of Ilishan town played a prominent pioneering role in the establishment of the Adventist Medical Centre in the community. He wrote several letters to the Adventist leaders both in Nigeria and overseas advocating for a medical centre in Ilishan town. Such letters were filed for later considerations. Mrs. V. Awoniyi took over as the third college nurse from 1968 till 1973. It was difficult for her to attend to patients from Ilishan community and its environs due to her work load as the college nurse as well as the Director of food services/food industries.

One early morning a lady from Ilishan community came knocking at her door, the lady had a very big abscess on her buttocks. Mrs. V. Awoniyi felt compassionate towards her and therefore consulted with her husband Pastor J.D. Awoniyi who encouraged her to become a Good Samaritan. The lady was treated and the following day she returned with three other people in need of medical care. The experience was unique in her life as she stated “I will never forget that day”. She quickly attended to them and from that day her doors was opened to all and medical services were extended to the indigenes. She was compelled to train the young ladies living with her as nurse assistants because of her other responsibilities.

The college administration headed by Dr. Steward Bekeley contacted the SDA Hospital Ile-Ife on the establishment of a health centre. The hospital authorities were highly interested and supportive of the clinic that was established in Pastor and Mrs. Awoniyi’s home.

Meanwhile Chief J.S.K. Osibodu wanted something more than a clinic that was in Mrs. Awoniyi’s home, he wanted a real hospital for his people therefore, he made a passionate appeal to Dr. Percy Paul the Principal of the college in 1971 as follows:

“… This is your time, I strongly advise you to fight a good fight for us, and dip your ten fingers into this our noble proposed hospital as I told you, one of our sons in Lagos Chief M.A.K. Sonowo has volunteered his building to be used for this hospital and our people are vigorously contributing for the progress of this hospital… On behalf of my Oba, and the entire people of my town, Ilishan, I am appealing to you to help us to contribute morally, physically, and in any way you think this our proposed hospital will be successful… For your information, the Western Government has sent us a form which we have filled and returned to the Government; an official of the Medical Department had come to Ilishan to inspect the building and he has been satisfied with the house… Furthermore, we have taxed ourselves, about the supply of some hospital equipment, such as beds, mattresses, and so on. We are asking for your support. If God approves that college of yours as university, this college cannot do without the hospital, because I am sure both students and tutors will be increasing yearly or quarterly, and moreover, you will use the hospital to train your students who enter the college as medical students. Therefore, the sooner we arrange for this hospital the better…”

The above request was favored by the college administration, relevant documents were put together and necessary actions were taken for the government approval of the health centre. Chief Osibodu and his brothers also secured a building in the community. In September 1972 the school board voted to have a clinic at Ilishan and the clinic is to be housed at “Owodunni’s house”.

The Adventist College Clinic was officially opened on October 8, 1972. At the Clinic opening ceremony J.S.K. Osibodu and V. Awoniyi were honored with chieftaincy tittles by the Oba Onasoga due to their humanitarian activities in bringing the clinic to the community. Mrs. V. Awoniyi handed over the clinic management to Mrs. Christiana Onwere a registered nurse in 1973; she also worked successfully for a year when Mrs. Diety a white lady took over from her. Meanwhile, Dr. Mrs. Clemonds a medical missionary (expatriate) came with her husband to join the college workforce. She took over the leadership of the clinic and dedicated herself to the improvement and performances of the college clinic. As a physician she took care of the administration of the health centre for a long time, the number of clients increased greatly and other workers were employed as auxiliaries. As the clinic was stabilizing, the landlord of Owodunni house died and conflicts broke out among the children, this affected the work at the clinic. A decision was then taken by the community and the college administration to look for another site.

In 1979 the college was moved from Owodunni’s house to Sofola’s house on Irolu road. Though the place was smaller, yet the clinic functioned under Dr. Mrs. Clemonds, while waiting and hoping for a better place. In the meantime, chief Osibodu appealed again to the college Administration that the clinic be developed to a hospital. In 1982 the combined efforts of late Chief Adetola (The Balogun), Mr. J.O. Famodu, and the late Oba Onasoga made a strong appeal requesting the Adventist Mission to build a hospital at Ilishan. The request was granted and on December 26 1984, the foundation stone of the present BUTH was laid. The main building was completed and the clinic at Sofola’s house was moved to the new building at the Seminary campus on January 1, 1986.

 For Information, Please contact:

Chief Medical Director,
Babcock University Teaching Hospital,
Ilishan Remo, Ogun State.
Tel: 08039758686

BUTH Accident & Emergency Unit
Tel: 080899666494

DR. Sotunsa, John Obafemi (FWCS),
Director of Clinical Services

Tel: 08036009740

MRS. Olajide, Mojisola 
Director of Nursing Services
Tel: 08066109340

Director of Finance & Administration
Mrs. Emejuru, Jane
Tel: 08039788026