Dr. Lawrence Adebusoye, the Director of Tony Annenih Geriatric Centre at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, says the facility has treated more than 13,000 geriatric patients in the last 12 months.
Adebusoye disclosed this on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sidelines of the fifth anniversary celebration of the centre.
He said: “Thirteen thousand, three hundred patients were registered and treated at the centre in the last 12 months and 3,750 out of this figure are new patients.
“The centre has grown in capacity, clinical services and manpower development.
“Through our yearly training programmes in geriatric medicine, we have been able to capture a holistic care of all geriatric syndromes in these adults.”
Adebusoye said the centre remains the only hospital for geriatric medicine in Africa, adding that five consultants were engaged, while two new wheel chairs and an ambulance were donated by Chief Tony Annenih, the donor of the facility.
He said: “Two medical outreaches were also held and members of the Elders Forum were taken on excursion to IITA.
“We recently raised a 160 Senior Citizen Volunteer Group for the geriatric centre.