YABA NEWS BULLETIN 2016


NEWS BITS


 

  • Appointments:
  1. ACTING MEDICAL DIRECTOR

With the exit of the erstwhile Medical Director, Dr. R. A Lawal, the head of Clinical Services Dr. R. A Adebayo was appointed as the Acting Medical Director with effect from 26th October, 2015. His appointment brought in breath of fresh air and peace that had been long awaited after a prolonged Industrial crisis.

  1. HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION

Mr. Adeyinka Antwi, a Deputy Director of Administration also assumed office as the Head of Administration with the exit of the former Director of Administration, Alhaji R. S. A. Razaq-Oyetola.


I.I    i.     Rehabilitation Works

At inception of this administration, it was observed that the water supply system in the hospital was epileptic. The new Acting Medical Director swung into action and within the first week as the accounting officer of the hospital, the bore holes were repaired and water supply was restored in the hospital.

Presently, reconstruction work and provision of water storage tanks are going on in the central water system in Yaba and Oshodi. Rehabilitation works were also carried out in most areas in the hospital such as the conference hall, which is now a standard for hosting of conferences, seminars etc. four Hundred (400) conference chairs have been bought for psychotherapy and Conference Halls as well as the seminar room in Oshodi while the old Yaba board room has been renamed Seminar room.

Some of the areas which also got a fair share of rehabilitation are the side rooms M4/F4 ward. The mosquito nettings in the ward were replaced and the benches refurbished. There has also been constant fumigation of most areas against rodents and pesticides in the hospitals. Plumbing and electrical works have also been done in all the wards.


 ii           Power Supply

Public Power Supply has been very epileptic. The hospital’s 135 KVA generating set resuscitated for the provision of light in the event of power outage to the Wards, whenever the Central generating set is switched off at 11.00pm.

The hospital Management spends huge amount of money on the provision of diesel to power the generating sets despite the dwindling release of overhead cost.

Recently, the radiator of one of the generating sets was stolen. The officers in the maintenance and Security Units were made to face disciplinary measures.

  • Security and Cleaning Units

Uniforms were provided for the hospital Attendants, Security and Cleaners.

The hospital presently has sixty-six (66) outsourced cleaners and fifty-five (55) outsourced security personnel.

Uniforms were provided for the hospital attendants, security and cleaners, 40 refuse drums were recently purchased and six (6) lawn mowers were acquired to improve on the cleanliness of the premises.

  1. Kitchen

Two (2) units of chest freezer have been bought for the in the patients’ kitchen. Two (2) boilers which have been bad for the years were also fixed and have been put into use in the kitchen. Renovation work is in progress in the kitchen presently.

The patients meals have improved significantly. The patients can testify to this fact.

  1. Purchases/Repairs

The following have been bought and injected into the system for effective performances:

  • Sixty (60) units of padded office chairs exclusively for use at the nursing stations in all the wards in Yaba and Oshodi Annexe.
  • Purchase of additional swivel chairs for the Boardroom.
  • Procurement of office chairs and tables for various office/units.
  • Purchase of new submersible pumping machine.
  • 5 units of ward-rope size air conditioners for use in the child and Adolescent center, Oshodi Annexe and arrangements have been made for their installation.
  • Supply of 4 new Sphygmonometers and 20 Stethoscopes.
  • 4 glucometers were provided for the at OPC/Emergency and the Harvey Road Community Clinic which is also the hospital’s NHIS accredited Centre.
  • Over 60 new fans were purchased and distributed to the various wards.
  • Over 500 new bed sheets and pillow slips
  • 45 bed steads repaired and added to the ward.
  • Over 180 new mattresses were bought and donated.
  1. The Hospital Laboratory

New equipment were bought for the Laboratory and stabilizers were installed for forestall damage to the equipment. To ensure stable supply of electricity, the inverter in the unit was resuscitated.

  • Hospital Vehicles

Eleven (11) grounded vehicles in the hospital fleet were repaired and brought back on the road.

New registration plate numbers have been provided for all the hospital vehicles.

  • Oshodi Annex

The female Ward 1 has been renovated.

The main entrance and gate house have also been given face lift.

The Child and Adolescent Centre also got a share in the renovation.

New public toilet has been constructed and now in use at Oshodi annex


Oshodi Annex gets New Wards

Two (2) new wards were recently donated to the hospital by Chief (Dr.) M.O Abraham. The 20 bed wards ( a ten-bed female ward and a ten bed male ward) were commissioned and handed over to the hospital on 28th November, 2016.

The management, patients and Staff appreciate this kind gesture and pray that Almighty God will continue to bless him abundantly.


1.9    Training and Conferences.

The Management sponsored 12 staff to the annual one week workshop on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

UNODC training took place recently in the hospital in recognition of the hospital as UNODC Drug Rehabilitation Centre.

Dr. Adeoye who was sponsored foe sleep therapy training in Canada has completed the training and is back to the hospital.

Some nurses were sponsored for training on Management of Violent Patients at Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Aro, Abeokuta.

A two (2) day in-house training was conducted on Medical Law and Ethics.

The Hospital, in conjunction with Alzheimer Disease Association of Nigeria (ADAN) organized a sensitization talk and walk to commemorate the 2016 World Alzheimer Day on 19th September,2016.

The pharmacy department joined the pharmacists worldwide to commemorate the world Pharmacy day. The event was tagged “Pharmacist Caring for You”. Patients and their relations were counseled and educated on drug usage.

The Lagos State Dieticians Association was hosted by the hospital. The training topic was titled “Nutritional Therapy in Children and Mothers with HIV/AIDs”.

The 2016 annual in-house training was held recently and all staff benefitted from it.

The Annual General Meeting of Association of Resident Doctors was held on 30th November, 2016 at the conference hall of the hospital. The theme of the Annual Scientific Conference was “Religion and Mental Illness”.


Psychology Award:

The psychology unit got an award from University of Ibadan for Excellence in Training of Psychology students on Clinical posting from the University.


 1.10   SSAUTHRAI

    The Senior Staff Association of Universities Teaching Hospitals Research Institutions and Associations of Nigeria was inaugurated in the hospital on 2nd August 2016.

The promoted executive officers of the association were sworn in at the inauguration.


1.11 School of Post Basic Nursing

The Administrative Building of the School of Post Basic Psychiatry / Mental Health Nursing is being reconstructed to a storey building. Work is on-going on it.

The school recorded a 93% success in the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria result released in March, 2016.

The school continue to graduate qualified and enlightened psychiatric nurses that are boosting the manpower requirements of Psychiatric Hospitals nationwide. 30 (thirty) new students’ nurses enrolled in June 2016 for the 2016?2017 academic session.


1.12   Federal School of Occupational Therapy

The Acting Principal of the School is Mr. Adeoso Akinwole. Mrs. Lydia Ajayi, a Deputy Director of Administration took over from Barrister Lanre Akeredolu who retired in December 2015 as the Registrar of the school.

An accreditation team visited the School and commended the Management for their efforts. Books were recently purchased for the School library and the construction of a new multipurpose building is going on in the school.


 Matriculation

The 14th matriculation ceremony of the school was held on the 17th of November 2016 with 39 matriculating students.

The federal School of Occupational Therapy awards diploma certificate in occupational therapy. It is the first school of occupational therapy in Nigeria and West Africa as a whole.

The Acting Medical Director congratulated the matriculating students. He admonished them to be of good academic and moral behavior while in school.


  Personnel Matters

The hospital has a total staff complement one thousand, three hundred and fifty (1,350) comprising all relevant professionals. Within the year, we had exist from the service of the hospital via: eighteen (18) retirements, two (2) transfers, One (1) resignation and one (1) withdrawal of service.

We also lost three (3) staff to death within the year. They are:

  1. Comfort Jack-Obesesan – Principal Health Record Officer
  2. Johnson Abubakar – CEO (Account)
  3. Ogande Alli – Health Attendant

May their soul rest in perfect peace.


 

Promotion

Out of a total number of three hundred and one (301) senior staff who wrote the promotion examination, two hundred and sixty-six (266) were promoted, while one hundred and ninety-one (191) participated in the junior staff promotion and seven were not successful.

Meanwhile, two hundred and one (201) staff applied for conversion and upgrading. Management has forwarded the recommended list to the Federal Ministry of Health and is awaiting response.

The following were promoted to Directorate Cadre:

  1. Olufunmilayo Akinnola         -        Consultant Sp.  Grade I
  2. Ihuoma Egegbara                   -     Consultant Sp.  Grade II
  3. Jamiu Awe                              -    Deputy Director of Administration
  4. Jude Igbenoba                        -     Asst. Director Nursing Services
  5. Chidilbe                                 -                    “
  6. Kehinde Alonge                    -                      “
  7. Olayinka ofoesuwa             -                         “

West Africa Post Graduate Medical College Examination part I

The following Residents passed the above Examination

  1. Ajayi Oluwadamola
  2. Adeyemi Adeola O.
  3. Orjinta Nancy K.
  4. Areghesola Motolani G.
  5. Adetunmbi Omobola C.
  6. Obialo Chimaraoke S.
  7. Afolabi Temitope E.

West Africa Post Graduate Medical College Examination part II

The following Residents passed the above Examination

  1. Akerele Raliat M.
  2. Omisakin O. M
  3. Adewumi O. Omoyeni
  4. Ogunderu A. Olufunke
  5. Adeyemo Suraju
  6. Omoniyi Olugbemi S.
  7. Momodu Olufisola K.
  8. Manuwa Olufikunayo O.

National Post Graduate Medical College Examination Part I

  1. Adeyemi Adeola
  2. Aregbesola Motolani G.
  3. Akerele Raliat M.
  4. Omisakin O. M.
  5. Orjinta Nancy
  6. Ajayi Oluwadamola
    Welfare

Management has continue to provide financial support to the sick and ailing members of staff that need urgent medical attention.

1.13    News Snap

  • Salary adjustment for all staff members of NUAHP.
  • NHIS accredited drugs now at the Harvey Road Community Clinic.
  • Payment of relativity allowance for doctors has commenced.
  • Nonsuch Health Maintenance Organisation has been appointed as the hospital’s HMO. Their contacts is as follows:

Website: www.nonsuchhmo.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 08078392042,  08063930629

  • Oshodi Annex Now runs a 24hours Emergency Service.
  • Accreditation team of West African College of Physical was in the hospital for the re-accreditation of the hospital as Training Institute.
  • Staff tax deductions are being uploaded on their electric tax clearance certificates.

1.14   Senate Committee On Health Visits The Hospital

 

The Senate Committee on Health, as part of its oversight functions visited the hospital on Monday 7th November, 2016.

They were received in the hospital boardroom by the Acting Medical Director and the Top Management Committee.

The committee commended the Acting Medical Director and his team for the tremendous work they are doing in the hospital.


Donations

The clarion calls for assistance from the hospital were answered by some spirited individuals and groups who donated the following items:

  • 2 New ward {male and female}
  • 35 mattresses
  • 264 Bed sheets
  • 268 Pillow Slip
  • 28 Ceiling Fans
  • 1 Television
  • 12 Rechargeable Lanterns
  • 15 Wall Fans
  • 3 Lawn Mowers
  • 1 Thermocool deep Freezer

End of the year Activities

The 2016 End of the year Activities commenced with a Picnic at the Elegushi beach on 7th December, 2016. The Picnic afforded the patients and staff the opportunity to relax and unwind. The funfair was also another lovely outing which enabled people display their wares and got patronage from all and sundry.

The Christmas Carol of Nine Lessons was Held on 18th December, 2016. The other activities are Yaba party Scheduled for 23rd December and Christmas Day Celebration with Patients on 25th December, 2016.

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