University of Benin (UNIBEN) Teaching Hospital

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2University of Benin Teaching Hospital: In this post, Edoaffairs will be writing on UNIBEN teaching hospital with concentration on University of Benin Address, the different units, UNIBEN Nursing School etc.

UNIBEN Teaching Hospital

There are several teaching hospitals in Nigieria like:

  • University College Hospital , Ibadan
  • University of Abuja Teaching Hospital , Abuja
  • University of Benin Teaching Hospital
  • University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
  • Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital , Ife
  • Usmanu Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital , Sokoto , e.t.c

This article will focus mainly on UNIBEN Teaching Hospital.

University of Benin Teaching Hospital is affiliated to the University of Benin (UNIBEN). UNIBEN Teaching Hospital was founded in 1973 but the federal government took over the teaching hospital on April 1 , 1975. Since then , the UNIBEN Teaching Hospital has done great exploits in all ramifications. It has also been serving neighbouring states like Delta, Kogi and Ondo states in cases of severe diseases and abnormal health conditions.

In 1973, the university of Benin Teaching Hospital started with about 360 beds, but as at 2019 , statistics showed that the teaching hospital cam now boast of about 910 beds and still counting.

This can be regarded as a great improvement and has helped to improve the quality of services rendered by the teaching hospital. The Departments in University of Benin Teaching Hospital have been increasing over the years Creating a wide range of health care services aimed at improving the excellence of the hospital.

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital can also boast of seasoned , qualified and well trained doctors who play important roles in the daily smooth running of the hospital. The university of Benin Teaching Hospital also has a well equipped Dialysis center, CT – scanning service and Accident centre.

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P.M.B 1111 , Benin Lagos Express Road , Uselu , Benin City , Nigeria.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +234 803 293 5801


Departments in University of Benin Teaching Hospital

The University of Benin Teaching Hospital has 19 clinical departments and 3 medical laboratory departments. They are:

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology consists of the following sub – departments;

  1. Infertility and Endocrinology unit
  2. Fertility counselling unit
  3. Gynae – oncology and Uro – gynaecology unit
  4. Materno – fetal medicine

The clinic opens on mondays ,Tuesdays , Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 12pm daily. Antenatal registration is done between 11am – 3pm daily.


  • Prof. EP Gharoro
  • Prof. FE Okonofua
  • Prof CA Okonkwo
  • Prof EE Okpere
  • Prof A.B.A Ande
  • Prof J.U.E Onakewhor
  • Dr E.E Enabudosun
  • Prof (Mrs) AO Arisien
  • Dr AE Ehigiegba
  • Prof A.A.E Orhue
  • Prof M.E Aziken
  • Prof A.P Osemwhenkha

Family Medicine

The department of family medicine in University of Benin Teaching Hospital was established in 1973 under the leadership of Dr JA Ehanire. The clinic opens between 8am and 6pm from Mondays to Fridays and 9am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays. The clinic attends to about 500 patients per day.


  • Dr DD Uyagu
  • Dr O Enabulele
  • Dr VO Abah

Internal Medicine 

This department is one of the oldest departments in UNIBEN Teaching Hospital. It has 3 medical wards and a total of 87 beds.


  1. Dialysis
  2. Gastroenterology
  3. Cardiology
  4. Dermatology
  5. Neurology
  6. Pulmonology
  7. Endocrinology
  8. clinical Pharmacology / Therapeutics.

The department has about 22 consultants. Some of them are;

  • Dr EE Egbagbe
  • Prof LI Ojogwu
  • Prof A Obasohan
  • Prof EO Oviasu
  • Prof AO Isah
  • Dr EI Okaka
  • Dr AE Edo
  • Dr CE Omuemu
  • Dr Obehi Akona
  • Dr Odiase
  • Prof AN Onunu
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Child Health

The department works 24 hours from Monday – Sunday. The department is headed by Dr WE Sadoh.


  1. P. Ward
  2. Children Emergency room
  3. Special Care Baby unit
  4. Diarrhoea Treatment and training unit
  5. Nutrition Education and rehabilitation.


This department has been established since the inception of the UNIBEN Teaching Hospital in 1973. The department works 24 hours from Monday to Sunday. The department is headed by Dr Mrs CO Olumese.


This department offers 24 hours services from Monday – Sunday. The department is currently headed by Prof . Iyekeoretin.


  1. Gastroenterology
  2. Cardiothoracic surgery
  3. Neurosurgery
  4. Paediatric surgery
  5. Endocrinology
  6. Urology Neurosurgery

Some Staffs

  • Prof I Evbuomwan
  • Prof Festus Ogisi
  • Prof MN Okobia
  • Prof EC Ohanaka
  • Prof SO Elusoji
  • Dr MI Momoh
  • Dr DO Udoh
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Radiography and clinical Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Orthopedics & Traumatology
  • Physiology
  • Community helath 
  • Oral & Maxillofacial surgery 
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Dietetics & Nutrition
  • Anaesthesology 
  • Opthamology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Histopathology ( Morbid Anatomy )

UNIBEN Teaching Hospital School of Nursing

The university of Benin school of Nursing awards the certificate that qualifies one to be a registered nurse (RN). Candidates are admitted through an Entrance examination that is usually conducted every year. The application form costs #10,000

Candidates who wish to apply must have 5 credits passes in WAEC / NECO / GCE which must include Mathematics and English in not more than than two sittings

The Acceptance fees is usually paid before school fees is paid. The acceptance fee is always between #10,000 – #20,000.

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