Our driving objective at UPTH is to become a world class quartenary hospital, using cutting edge technology and highly developed human resources to render excellent medical care/
services to the good people of Rivers State and beyond in-order to markedly reduce the number of patients seeking medical tourism abroad.
Pride in professional service
The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital treats well over 400,000 out-patients per annum, over 10,000 in-patients per annum and well over 3000 surgeries per annum.
In the last 38 years, UPTH has in collaboration with the College of Health Sciences turned out over 2000 Doctors, over 1300 House Officers and well over 100 Specialists (Consultants). Some of UPTH trained Specialists are presently working in the USA, Britain and other European countries, Middle East etc with excellent performance reports. Despite the rather tortuous journey, the past 38 (thirty-eight) years have been one of consistent and progressive development in all facets of its statutory functions, i.e. training of health manpower, provision of medical services at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels as well as research in Medical and Health Services.
To render primarily specialized (tertiary) health services to the
Office a s Chief Medical Director, Professor Henry Ugboma left no one in doubt about his readiness for the onerous task ahead, that of restoring the lost glory of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. In terms of leadership, he demonstrated a style of leading from the bottom, by engaging critical stakeholders both within the hospital community as well as the host communities on whose land the hospital is found. Vision, passion and direction have been notable features in his deliberations and the response has been one of renewed hope and faith hat this Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology may well be the face of change the hospital desperately needs after a long period of negative and uncomplimentary narrative that characterized the public space. Indeed his administration’s Zerotolerancefor corruption, and stand against indiscipline and readiness to show erring staff the way out, has gone a long way in cultivating an atmosphere of productivity, performance and recognition. For a man widely known to be always on the move, what many would consider as
Chief Medical Director
Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC)
Director of Administration
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