University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital

University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
Geography
LocationEast West Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Coordinates4°53′58″N 6°55′43″E / 4.89944°N 6.92861°E / 4.89944; 6.92861 (University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH))Coordinates: 4°53′58″N 6°55′43″E / 4.89944°N 6.92861°E / 4.89944; 6.92861 (University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH))
Organisation
FundingPublic hospital
TypeResearch, Teaching, Tertiary
Affiliated universityUniversity of Port Harcourt
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds782
History
Opened1980
Links
Websitewww.upthng.com
ListsHospitals in Nigeria
Other linksHospitals in Port Harcourt

BackgroundEdit

University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital was established in April 1980 and was officially commissioned by the federal government in 1985, it is a major tertiary-care teaching and research facility in Rivers State.[1] It is as a result of the desire of the Federal Government to provide excellent medical services, manpower training, and research in all the geopolitical zones of the country.

The mandate of the Hospital was derived from Decree 10 of 1985, University Teaching Hospitals (reconstitution of Board etc) Decree.

[2][3] The current chief medical director is Professor Henry Arinze Anthony Ugboma.[4]

[5] When it started out, there were 60 beds mainly in use. After relocating to its permanent site in 2006, the hospital's capacity was expanded to 500 beds and more.[6]

University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital is managed through a three-tier managerial system consisting - the Board of Management, Hospital Management Committee (HMC) and the Departments.[citation needed] Nearly 200,000 patients are seen annually in both outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as over 3000 surgical operations a year. Average bed occupancy rate in 12 months has risen above 80%. Besides offering medical services, the hospital tends to provide clinical education and training to students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Over the years, many research activities and results from its organized units have appeared on several major national and international medical and scientific journals.[6][7][8][9][10]

DepartmentsEdit

  • Accident and Emergency
  • Accounts
  • Administration
  • Anaethesiology
  • Catering
  • Central Sterilisation Service Department (CSSD)
  • Communication
  • Community Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Dentistry
  • Dialysis
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • General Out Patient Department
  • Intensive Care Unite
  • Internal Medicine
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance
  • Medical Illustration Unit
  • Medical Laboratory Services (Chemical Pathology, Haematology and Blood Bank, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Anatomical Pathology)
  • Medical Records
  • Medical Social Welfare
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Nurse Practice Development Unit
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Maxillo Facial
  • Orthopaedic Department
  • Paediatric Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Stores
  • Surgical Department
  • Works and Services

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Medical World Nigeria - Medical News, Jobs, Conferences, Store, Directory". medicalworldnigeria.com. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  2. ^ "About". UPTH. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  3. ^ Google (1 September 2014). "Location of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Office of CMD UPTH". Upthng.org. Archived from the original on 9 September 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  5. ^ "University Of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital". www.manpower.com.ng. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Our Beginning". Upthng.org. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  7. ^ "UPTH Receives N4.5m Equipment". The Tide. Port Harcourt: Rivers State Newspaper Corporation. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  8. ^ "List of all Federal Teaching Hospitals". Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Health. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  9. ^ Port Harcourt Medical Journal, Volume 2. Port Harcourt: College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt. pp. 74–110. ISSN 0795-3038. OCLC 219471649.
  10. ^ "Medical World Nigeria - Medical News, Jobs, Conferences, Store, Directory". medicalworldnigeria.com. Retrieved 26 April 2022.

External linksEdit