The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and the Medical School Complex was enacted by a Cabinet decision made in April of 1961 following recommendations made by the Sir Eric Ashby's commission on Post-Secondary Education in Nigeria.
These Cabinet Committee had Mr. Aja Nwachuckwu (Minister of Education), Dr. T. O.Elias (Attorney-General and Minister of Justice), Mr. Olu Akinfosile (Minister of Communications), Alhaji Shehu Shagari (Minister of Establishments) and Senator (Dr) M.A. Majekodunmi (Minister of Health) as members.
The objectives were to:
- Train at least 100 Doctors annually in Medical Schools in Nigeria from 1975 onwards.
- Provide effective and rapid re-organization of hospitals in Lagos, Surulere, Ibadan, Kaduna and Enugu for teaching clinical medicine.
- Establish a full-fledged Medical School in Lagos as soon as possible to make use of the existing medical institutions.
The site now occupied by LUTH and CMUL was a ninety-two (92) acre field of farmland, formally occupied by the Mainland Hospital. The completed buildings of the new Surulere Mainland Hospital were adapted to suit the needs of a Teaching Hospital/Medical School Complex. The energy and enthusiasm of the Minister of Health enabled this task to be accomplished in record time.
We are reachable at our main campus and on social media at the addresses below. Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Ishaga Road, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria.
+2348070591395 (Corporate), +2348023115885 (CMAC)
Over the years the Lagos University Teaching Hospital has remained one of the best Teaching/Specialist Hospitals in the country. The hospital is designated a centre of excellence in Dentistry. A major breakthrough of the successful conception and delivery of the first authentic test tube (In-Vitro-Fertilization) baby was performed by the duo of Professor Osato Frank Giwa-Osagie and Professor Oladapo Ashiru at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. The hospital also renders services in specialized areas of Medicine like Neuro-Surgery, Haemo-dialysis, Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Urology, Paediatric Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, Haematology, Medical Microbiology, Community Health, Child Dental Health, Restorative Dentistry, Maternal Health, Psychiatry, Orthopaedic Surgery etc.
LUTH has the highest concentration of skilled medical and paramedical staff in different areas of medicine. This explains the reason why LUTH is always the focus when foreign countries, oil companies and even highbrow private hospitals in Nigeria are on recruitment drive for manpower. LUTH has pioneered Small Incision Cataract Excision Surgery in Nigeria and has trained over 40 doctors from all over the country in the procedure in the past years. The hospital has also commenced laparascopic general and gynaecologic surgery which has dramatically reduced the duration of hospitalization after surgery.
LUTH also boasts of a comprehensive Diagnostic Centre and VIP Clinic, state of the art Laboratories, Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy and Renal Dialysis facilities. From a humble beginning of 330 beds, LUTH today, is the largest Teaching Hospital in Nigeria with 800 beds and with the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, LUTH is involved in the training of hundreds of Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and other Allied Health Science Students. The hospital has produced thousands of Nurses, Laboratory Scientists, Health Records Officers, Biomedical Engineers and other para-Medical Cadres. Various members of the Consultant staff have made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in major areas of medical science, notably in the separation of conjoined twins and in-vitro fertilization.
LUTH has also taken advantage of the FGN Public Private Partnership Initiatives, and presently partners with private organizations in providing state-of-the-art facilities. The flagship of such partnership is the multi-million dollars NSIA-LUTH Cancer Centre (NLCC), the first of its kind in West Africa. Others are LUTH Blood Banking System, Radiodiagnosis Centre, Independent Power Project, Sickle Cell Centre/LUTH Bone Marrow Transplant Centre, Olusola Dada Dialysis Centre & Renal Institute etc.
LUTH is the only Federal Teaching Hospital with Independent Power Project that generates its own electricity, and therefore has been enjoying uninterrupted power supply since December 2017.
The biggest Renal Institute in Nigeria, Isaac Olusola Dada Dialysis Centre and Renal Institute is already commissioned and presently functional. Alima Atta Oncology Wards (62-bedded Wards) is near completion.
• Medical Social Services
• Nursing Services
• Nutrition & Dietetics
• Prosthesis & Orthotics
• Occupational Therapy
There are presently 9 schools offering diploma and certificate courses in various fields in LUTH.
• School of Nursing
• School of Midwifery
• School of Post-basic Nursing
• Federal School of Biomedical Engineering
• School of Health Information Management
• School of Medical and Psychiatry Social Work
• Anaesthetic Technicians
• School of Basic Dental Nursing
• Community Health Officers’ Training School