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  Stroke unit of The Department of Medicine

Vision: Excellence in care of stroke patients.

Mission: To provide the best available treatment for stroke patients and minimize the physical disability from stroke.

Working Days & Hours:

Wednesday and Friday (24 Hours)

Ongoing Research:


Other Information:

About the Unit

The Stroke Unit of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital was established in February 2010 with the provision of a dedicated ward of 24 beds. At present, there are facilities for immediate diagnosis of acute stroke using the computerized tomographic scanners in the Emergency Department and Radiology Unit of the hospital. There are also facilities for sub-acute management of stroke on the ward floor and neuro-rehabilitation unit within the ward for patients. The bed spaces include 5 private rooms for patients who require rehabilitation and for those patients who prefer privacy during hospital stay provided they are not acutely ill. The unit is being supervised by Dr. A. O. Ogunrin a consultant neurologist, together with two other competent neurologists.


1 Dr. A. O. Ogunrin.
2 Dr. Frank Imarhiagbe
3 Dr. Francis Odiase.

The unit offers qualitative nursing care rendered by qualified nurses who have received basic training in stroke care.

Ward manager/Matron in charge of the unit.
Mrs. P. Ijebor.

The rehabilitation unit is under the supervision:

1 Mr. T. J. Oyewunmi
2 Mrs. Obaseki.

Out-patient Care

The unit offers follow-up care twice in a week (Wednesday afternoon clinic and Friday morning clinic) in the Consultant out-patient department of the hospital. The clinic attendance is by appointment through the Medical Records unit.

Ward Care

The in-patient care includes regular ward rounds on a daily basis – comprising consultants’ ward rounds, resident ward rounds and once a month grand round. The nursing care is 24 hours a day with a sleep-in arrangement for a call doctor.

Emergency stroke care

Supportive care for acute stroke patients is available in the Emergency department on presentation.

Emergency acute thrombolytic Stroke treatment

This is yet to commence. Details shall be provided as soon as facilities are on ground.
The hospital management is committed to the vision and mission of the unit and special commendations go to the incumbent Chief Medical Director, Professor M. O. Ibadin and the immediate past Chief Medical Director, Professor E. Okpere for their efforts and unwavering commitment towards excellent care of patients in this hospital.

Contact Us:

For appointment bookings, please call this number – 2348023344044
For emergency care in the ED, please call – 2348023344044
For consultant’s advice, please call - 2348023344044


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