They say the well being of a nation is determined by the standard of living and access to the best medical facilities at affordable rates. In Nigeria, due to the lack of health insurances which is supposed to cater for health challenges faced by every eligible citizen, adequate access to best medical facilities will always become an uphill task since the average Nigerian that lives below poverty line. It is only ideal for one to be able to access the best medical services from the best hospitals.
Here we are harping on the list of best hospitals in Lagos, Nigeria. We are focused on Lagos because according to statistics, Nigeria has over 180,000,000 (one hundred and eighty million) people and Lagos alone is a home to over 20,000,000 (Twenty million) individuals which is approximately 10% of Nigeria’s population please do not forget that Nigeria is made up of 36 states including the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) which means if other states should share the balance figure (160,000,000) equally then that would be approximately 4.6 million for each state which automatically means 200% less of the total population of Lagos state.
Health care in Lagos has become a national debate, the need for the best hospitals in terms of quality and quantity cannot be over emphasized judging from the population of the state.
Please note that these hospitals (best hospitals in Lagos) are not just attached to their locations which most accidentally falls into (Lagos Island) but also the Lagos Mainland. We did not rank the list of the best 20 hospitals in Lagos based on their location that’s being on the Island nor the structure (Though also part of the criteria) but also on important factors which cannot be overlooked. See below for our criteria for choosing the best hospitals in Lagos state;
Criteria For Ranking The Best Hospitals in Lagos State
1) Easily accessible location
4) Competent and empathetic Nurses and Doctors
5) Top notch medical facilities for operational surgeries
6) Complimentary testimonials and a host of others.
Listing the top 20 best medical health facilities (Hospitals) in Lagos would be ranked in no particular order, readers are entitled to their opinion on this subject matter, in fact we need your inputs as this would serve as a foundation for informed decision making for others in need.
Top 20 Best Hospitals In Lagos And Their Services Plus Contact Details
1. Gold Cross Hospital (GCH) Ikoyi
Eyebrows would not be raised for mentioning this hospital as one of the best hospitals in Lagos state. Gold Cross Hospital is strategically located on the Mainland and Island of Lagos state, see below for their addresses. Gold Cross Hospital has been structured to accommodates various Departments which includes of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and Surgery. Each department has has its private lounge
The Diagnostic wing of the hospital has a hi-tech imaging facilities which include Digital X-Ray, Digital C Arm Fluoroscopy, Digital Mammography, 4D Ultrasonography with capacity for Paediatric application and Advanced Cardiac studies, MRI facilities and CT Scan.
The admission facilities include well furnished single bed and shared wards. Other facilities include Stress Test ECG, 24hr Holter Monitors, Spirometry, Endoscopy, 3 modern theatres with capacity for Laparoscopic Surgery, Delivery Suites with Fetal Monitors, well equipped Emergency Room with monitors and defribillators, well equipped laboratory, Physiotherapy Unit, Haemodialysis Unit, Neonatal and Adult ICU (Intensive Care Unit).
Hospital Address (Ikoyi)
17B, Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: 08082094409, 08102634743
7B Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: +234 (1) 4537692
There is no doubt that with the above services and top notch medical facilities offered by Goldcross Hospital, this puts them on the number 10th position on the list of best hospitals in Lagos, Nigeria.
2. St. Nicholas Hospital
Listing the top 10 best hospitals in Lagos and Nigeria as a whole cannot be complete with mentioning this hospital, St. Nicholas has been in existence for over 6 decades with rich experience in the health sector. Aside being one of the best hospitals, it is also one of the most popular hospitals in Nigeria.
They have been known to perform some ground breaking surgeries though many have opined that the Surgeons are flown into the country while others are of the opinion the Surgeons were contracted from Federal government Hospitals like LUTH, UCH, UBTH and the likes. Like we said earlier, everyone is entitled to his or her opinion which does not stop the fact that St. Nicholas till date ranks among the best hospitals not just in Lagos state but Nigeria.
Initially the hospital was built to admit just obstetrical, pediatric and gynecological cases but as they grew in experience, structure and medical facilities they also increased their scope of work which includes providing primary, secondary and tertiary health care services.
The highly respected Hospital has been consistent and dependable over the years. One can be assured of excellence and high level of responsiveness from the hospital staff. With specialised medical equipment and efficient health professionals, they provide great care for their patients, while also offering a wide range of services in the following:
- Diagnostic services
- General medicine
- Ante-natal care
- Wellness Checks
Saint Nicholas hospital can be found both on Lagos Mainland and Island but the Flagship building is at 57 Campbell street, Lagos Island, Lagos. See the Image below showing their addresses and complete contact details.
Saint Nicholas hospital ranks on the number eight position of the top 20 best hospitals in Lagos state.
3. Reddington Hospital
Reddington Hospital is a highly efficient hospital known for heart related ailments or diseases. Many would remember Reddington hospital during the death of one of Nigeria’s fastest rising female artistes, Goldie. She died at the hospital but that is not to bring down the proficiency of the hospital despite doing all they could to save her life.
They have areas of specialty in the following services which includes but not limited to the following;
- Family planning services
- Breast exams
- Sexually transmitted infection treatment
- Emergency Gynaecology
- Fibroid Clinic
- Reproductive medicine
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Annual women exams
- Pap smears
- Pelvic exam
- Breast cancer screening
- Cervical cancer screening, etc
Reddington Hospital is located at
12 Idowu Martins Street,
Lagos Island, Lagos
4. Eko Hospital
Established in 1982, located on both the mainland and Island of Lagos state to cater for both regions, Eko hospital is a privately owned hospital with one hundred and thirty two (132) well-equipped beds for patients.
Surulere branch is equipped with over 40 beds, while they operate ambulatory services in Ikoyi, Eko Hospital has three branches all together.
Eko Hospital provides a wide range of health services, including secondary services for its local population, regional as well as national health services. These are some of the units and services rendered:
- Physiotherapy Unit to provides a comprehensive service to hospital inpatients,
- Prostate Screening
- Audiometry unit, for conducting hearing tests to enhance the identification of the threshold level
- Dialysis Unit, for the diagnosis and treatment of Kidney
- Medical Laboratory, for the diagnosis of various infections and diseases.
- A blood bank for the storage and preservation of donated blood for emergency purpose
- Radiotherapy Equipment.
- Pathology Laboratory
- Psychiatric Testing
- CT Scan Computerized Coaxial
- Intensive Care Unit
- Radiotherapy Equipment.
These are some of the rare services other hospitals cant afford due to the financial implications of acquiring these medical facilities. Some go for as high as a million dollars. so to get the best medical care in Nigeria, you will need to path with a huge chuck of money. It is the truth though sad.
Eko Hospital Addresses
Ikeja (Headquarters) Mobolaji Bank Anthony way, Ikeja
Annex: 3A Akerele Road, Surulere, Lagos
Annex: Ikoyi, Lagos
5. First Consultant Hospital
First Consultant Hospital has always been regarded as one of the best hospitals in Lagos but not many were aware of this. First Consultant Hospital gained its reputation for its ability of curb and manage the first break out of the Ebola Virus in Nigeria.
The Ebola virus was brought into the country by a Liberian named Patrick Sawyer but the professionalism attached towards containing the spread of the virus which would have been a major public health Disaster not only in Lagos state but Nigeria as a country was commended by the Ministry of health and the entire country, many owe their being alive today to the management of First Consultant Hospital. Talking about professionalism and selflessness cannot be complete without mentioning Nigeria’s heroines known as Dr Stella Adadevoh, she played a very vital role in curbing the virus until she got infected and killed by the virus, till date her role cannot be over emphasized as she would be remembered for her selfless contribution to her country.
First Consultant has grown from strength to strength and has expanded their scope of services. Screenshots of testimonials and reviews from patients who have patronized First Consultants can be found below. Now you know why you can find this on the list of top 20 best hospitals in Lagos.
First Consultant Contact Address
16-24 Ikoyi Road,
6. St. Ives Hospital
Though new in Nigeria when compared to the others, this has not stopped the hospital from breaking new grounds. St. Ives is a multi-specialist hospital, it commenced operation in 1996. St. Ives offer health services for individuals, families and corporations, ranging from general medicine to pediatrics, and gynecology.
Their fertility department responsible for fertility in both male and female is ranked as one of the best in Lagos state with a specialty in the treatment of IVF failure.
As said earlier on, the hospital abreast of modern developments in medicine and have a team of qualified health professionals. Regular health checks can also be done, and they provide a detailed medical report. They also have an arrangement for home treatments and consultancy, a service which is much more appreciated by many but this comes with a price though.
St. Ives boasts as one of the best hospitals in Lagos state and only a few can debate this fact.
12 Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja
6 Maitama Sule Street, Ikoyi
2 Osho/Irewole Street, Opebi Ikeja (Medicare service)
7. Lagoon Hospital
Lagoon Hospital has a focused and dedicated team of Specialists with the wealth of experience in their individual fields of expertise. They have comfortable 52 in-patient beds at their main branch. Their diligence and dedication in pursuing their mission to help restore the well-being of their patients make them one of the best hospitals in Lagos.
Lagoon Hospital provides services in the following speciality:
- Burns and Plastic Surgery
- General Medicine
- Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
- Thoracic Surgery
Lagoon Hospital has three branches located on the mainland and island of Lagos, this makes it an easy access for all who for one reason or the other need to visit the hospital.
Lagoon Hospitals Addresses
Lagoon Hospitals Apapa
8 Marine Road
Off Liverpool Road
Lagoon Hospitals Ikeja
97/101 Obafemi Awolowo Avenue
Lagoon Clinics Ikeja
91 Adeniyi Jones Avenue
Lagoon Clinics, Victoria Island
11A Idejo Street
Off Adeola Odeku
Lagoon Specialist Suites, Victoria Island
13B Idejo Street
Off Adeola Odeku
OTHER GOOD AND AFFORDABLE HOSPITALS IN LAGOS INCLUDES;
The list of hospitals below is not in any way inferior to the above list. Please note that the list below also ranks among the best hospitals in Lagos so it is not to be looked down upon. In fact they can compete with the top 10 above since most hospitals are known to have their areas of specialty. That is why they are generally referred to as SPECIALIST HOSPITALS.
8. Jolads Hospital
9. Bluecross Hospital
10. St. Judes Hospital Festac Town
11. Vintage Hospital
12. Motayo hospital on Toyin street, Ikeja.
13. Nigeria Navy Hospital Ojo
14. Nigerian Airforce Hospital Ikeja
Here we have it, the top 20 best hospitals in Lagos, Nigeria. Remember this list is not cast in stones, we gave our criteria for choosing these hospitals as the top 20 in Lagos state. Also, it would be worthy to note that these hospitals can compete favorably with other top notch hospitals in Nigeria and most parts of Western Africa.
If you have any input or opinion as regards the list of best hospitals in Lagos, their service and contact details, you can send to us via the comment section below and we shall respond accordingly