The Department of Occupational Therapy was established in 1981 to provide Rehabilitation Services to patients in the hospital. The initial operation of the department was mental health service in the first few years. Meanwhile, with facility and human resource development in the hospital, the department progressed into other service areas and now offers a comprehensive rehabilitation service for all ages on in-patient/out-patient basis and even at the community level.


  • Acute care management for the return to functional performance
  • Physical disability rehabilitation e.g. stroke, spinal cord injury, Head injury and Cerebral Palsy.
  • Standardized Disability assessment, prevention and management
  • Home modification and fall prevention programmes
  • Facilitation of normal development in children with disabilities
  • Facilitation of normal sensory processing for normal adaptive behavior
  • Standardized hand function assessment and rehabilitation
  • Activities of Daily Living Training
  • Social skill training
  • Stress management and psychosocial problems affecting daily functional performance.
  • Burns, rehabilitation (e.g. pressure garment and splints)
  • Community integration

The department has continued to contribute its quota to the recovery of different categories of patients in the hospital, which has impacted their functional restoration and overall quality of life.



In-line with the cardinal objective of the hospital on training, the department offers training for Occupational Therapy interns and students from other institutions. Also, in a bid to realize the ministry of health’s vision on middle level man-power development, the department in 2013 commenced the Occupational Therapy Technician programme and the graduates of the School have been making tremendous impact in the service delivery of different health institutions across Nigeria.


The department which is headed by Mr. Eleyinde S. Temitayo and supported by 13 Occupational Therapists, 2 OT Technicians, Interns and other Administrative members of staff.


Additional Department Infomation

Working Hours

Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Call Duty Hours 4am – 7pm
Weekend Call Duty 9am – 3pm

HOD Contact

HOD: Eleyinde S. Tayo
Email: uptayo@yahoo.com

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