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Welcome to University College Hospital  Ibadan

The flagship tertiary health care institution in Nigeria, offering world-class training, research and services.

The University College hospital (UCH) was strategically located in Ibadan, then the largest city in West Africa which is also the seat of the first University in Nigeria. The physical development of the Hospital commenced in 1953 in its present site and was formally commissioned after completion on 20 November 1957. The University College Hospital, Ibadan was initially commissioned with 500-bed spaces. Currently, the hospital has 850 bed spaces and 163 examination couches with occupancy rates ranging from 55-60%.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is to be the flagship tertiary health care institution in the West Africa sub-region, offering world-class training, research and services, and the first choice for seeking specialist health care in a conducive atmosphere, renowned for a culture of continuing and compassionate care.

Our mission is to render excellent, prompt, affordable and accessible health care in an environment that promotes hope and dignity, irrespective of status, and developing high quality health personnel in an atmosphere that stimulates excellent and relevant research.

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Chief Medical Director


Chief Medical Director (MBBS Ibadan, MD (Leicester),, FRCS (Edinburgh) FWACS,FPA)

Professor Temitope Oluwagbenga Alonge was born at Oka Akoko,Akoko South West LGA of ondo state on the 16th March,1959. He had his West African school certificate (Grade 1) in 1975 from Owo High School, Owo, and later proceeded to the college of medicine, university of Ibadan where he obtained his Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree (MBBS) in 1983.

In April 1991, he became a fellow of the Royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) Edinburgh, and Fellow, West African college of surgeon, FWACS (Orthopaedics and Trauma) in April 1994). His passion for the care of patient in his country prompted him to return to Nigeria in 1995 on completing his post graduate training in orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery in England. He popularized the concept of plate and screw fixation of fractures using the AO techniques and also designed the Alonge –Wale intra-operative antibiotic bead makers which made the beads making easier.

Prof. Alonge formulated the ceftriaxone-polymethyl methacrylate antibiotic beads and initiated the treatment of chronic bone infection with the Belfast technique in Nigeria as well as the concept of state emergency medical services at a two-day workshop which was conduct at the British Council in 1996 and has since been adopted by many state of the federation. As a professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, he initiated the basic trauma care course in Ibadan for reducing the number of preventable trauma related deaths.