As part of the activities of the accreditation exercise of the Lagos State College of Nursing, Igando, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (MNCN) paid a visit to the Management of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) recently.

In his remarks, the Chief Medical Director, LASUTH, Prof Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo said the hospital indeed needs the accreditation as nursing students are now being sent from private universities to LASUTH for training.

He added that nursing education is critical in the medical sector and cannot be overemphasized stressing that the younger nurses are not as committed as the older ones; this is seen from the rate of resignation and migration of nurses abroad. However, he included, “Special thanks to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu who graciously approved the provision of exit replacement.”

Professor Fabamwo charged the team to strive in continuing to upgrade the nursing education as he expresses that the management of the hospital is highly committed to maintaining a happy and progressive environment of service being a forward looking and highly progressive hospital.

In her remarks, the Provost, Lagos State College of Nursing Igando, Mrs. Oyefunso Orenuga thanked the Chief Medical Director for receiving and training their students in the hospital and stated the purpose of the accreditation visit as a step in charting a way forward for the nursing profession.

The leader of the accreditation team, Director, Nursing Services, Ministry of Health, Ondo State, Mrs. Alice Ogundele affirmed that the hospital staff was in sync with its mission of delivering services in a friendly environment as she observed the nurses discharging their duties in a friendly manner and at par with the nursing services standards.

Mrs. Ogundele thanked the hospital for her support while admonishing the nurses to keep up the tempo as she charged them to provide directional signs, caution ramps, colour codes for some units and segregation ramps.

Mrs. Dorcas Shonibare, rounded off the visit by appreciating the Management of LASUTH and the representatives of the different institution present.