The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan is set to get a face-lift as the Federal Government has announced its readiness to commence renovation works in the 63-year old Hospital.
According to reports, this is to ensure a total turnaround of the Hospital and to better equip it to take care of its teeming patients.
Speaking with newsmen, UCH’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Toye Akinrinola, said the renovation would start from the last week in December and would be handled through the office of presidency.
He added that the renovation would be carried out in phases, starting with the South-East and Central blocks of the hospital.
The renovation of the critical areas in the hospital would continue till February, 2021 with patients to be moved to other wards to ensure the continuation of care while others would be attended to on out-patient basis.
He said, “Its essence is to give UCH the required facelift; to upgrade the infrastructure and also to enhance services. Some of the facilities in the hospital are more than 63 years old and they are becoming dilapidated. It is going to be a holistic renovation, which is expected to take at least four weeks. We sincerely appeal to our teeming patients, their relations and others who patronise us to bear with us while the renovation is on,” he said.
“We are lucky the period the award is made coincides with the time that the patient load at the hospital is low. We cannot waste time because we have been longing for UCH to be given a facelift.”
Akinrinola, further assured the general public that patients in the hospital during the renovation will not be affected in any way.