The Lagos State Health Service Commission, through its Hospital Transformation Support Initiative (HTSI) team, has visited the Randle General Hospital and its annexe, the Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) Gbaja, Surulere, to inspect and assess the level of improvement in all areas of operations within the hospital complex towards effective and efficient healthcare delivery.
The inspection tour also focused on assessing the progress of new project development in and around the hospitals, compliance with necessary regulations and ethics as well as efficiency in finance allocation, among others.
In his remarks, the team leader and Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Dr. Ademuyiwa Benjamin Eniayewun implored the Medical Director/CEO of Randle General Hospital (RGH), Dr. Olumide Sojirin and his Management team, not to relent in their efforts as more is still expected to be done for further improvement in health delivery.
He charged the management to be futuristic in their thinking towards achieving improved, well-developed and seamless functioning hospitals backed by enhanced welfare packages for staff to improve their dedication and commitment to rendering quality service to all patients.
The Permanent Secretary, who was visibly elated and happy at the progress the hospital has achieved under the Medical Director, called for the promotion of a conducive atmosphere and effective cooperation among all categories of staff so that treatment and caregiving will be so appealing that residents would see the government hospital as “A Place of First Choice”.
Explaining the reason for the visit, the Chairman of HTSI, Dr. Yinka Otepola, said that the transformational drive which started three years ago by HSC is becoming part of every hospital administration which is aimed at supporting their successful journey towards attaining excellent service delivery.
He said the initiative is now resulting in a visible “paradigm shift” in all hospitals, advising the workforce that all hands must be on deck until an acceptable international standard of healthcare delivery is achieved.
On his part, the Director of the Medical Services Department, Dr. Olugbenga Oyekan thanked the staff for supporting the MD/CEO for the notable achievements on ground, urging them to do more as nothing short of a high standard and quality health care delivery is expected from all hospitals.
The MD/CEO of RGH, Dr. Olumide Sojirin thanked the HSC team for the visit and words of encouragement, noting that the hospital plan on building on its modest achievements so far, particularly in the area of infrastructure, quality healthcare service, functional equipment and well-motivated workforce.
He also commended the hospital staff, especially the Nurses for their impactful commitment to duty, which has undoubtedly contributed to the increase in revenue generation and marked improvement in services at the Randle General Hospital, and the Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) Gbaja,