Iwosan Lagoon Hospital Assures Nigerians Quality Healthcare
By Adedapo Adesanya
One of the largest private tertiary healthcare organisations in West Africa, Iwosan Lagoon Hospital, has launched a new state-of-the-art medical facility in Victoria Island, Lagos as part of its bid to reduce medical tourism in the country.
The multi-speciality hospital, founded in 1986, has a team of world-class healthcare experts and advanced technology-driven medical equipment, including a Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab) and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan.
The 27-bed facility offers a wide range of primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare services and is positioned to be the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Cardiology & Cardiac Surgeries. The installation of the Catheterization Laboratory in the new facility makes Iwosan Lagoon Hospital one of the few medical institutions in Nigeria to have such medical infrastructure in Nigeria.
Speaking on the development, the Managing Director of the new Iwosan Lagoon Hospitals, Dr Ayobami Kuyoro, said, “Our vision at Iwosan Lagoon Hospitals is to build a consistently patient-first, world-class, healthcare services provider network catering to the teeming needs of the populace, which is why we have commissioned this new facility.
“As a hospital known for advanced and innovative technology, the facility includes advanced diagnostic imaging services such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a Digital X-ray which captures clearer and more accurate images, and a Catheterization Laboratory, amongst others. With these, we aim to reduce the wave of medical tourism and provide Nigerians with more accessible and quality health care services.”
The Clinical Head of the Interventional Cardiology Program and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the new facility, Dr Olurotimi Badero, a US-trained Interventional Cardio-Nephrologist, also commented on the launch of the facility and how it will serve to quell the need for Nigerians to seek foreign help.
“With the team of healthcare specialists and functional equipment, the new hospital is well-equipped to improve treatment outcomes, especially in cardiac care in Nigeria. As a facility operating with international standards, we are confident in improving patient satisfaction and ensuring that all our clients can access the all-around treatment and recuperation”.
In its efforts to ensure quality healthcare delivery, facilities in the Iwosan Lagoon Hospitals group became the first in Sub-Saharan Africa to receive the Gold Seal of Approval of the Joint Commission International (JCI), a globally recognised accreditation which provides hospitals with the capacity to improve standards of care, staff education and development to core safety standards.
In 2021, Lagoon Hospitals was acquired by Iwosan Investments, a private healthcare investment company dedicated to investing in the Nigerian healthcare market. It currently has six facilities, thereby becoming one of the largest private tertiary healthcare providers in West Africa.
The Ikeja and Ikoyi facilities have consistently received the Gold Seal of Approval from the organisation for successive periods, signifying their continuous adherence to international best practices. This achievement serves as a testament to their dedication to delivering safe and efficient patient care.
Other key services provided at the new hospital include General Surgery, Critical Care and Emergency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics and Trauma, and Advanced Diagnostics.