The Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Professor Chris Bode has identified teamwork as the way to go to change the narrative in health care delivery. No matter how good a single component of a medical team even as he disclosed that the new Cancer Centre in the hospital now treats 100 persons a day.
Bode who spoke during the grand finale of 2019 LUTH week in Lagos, said diligence and hard work is some of the key factors capable of driving efficient healthcare delivery in the country.
He further revealed that achievements recorded in LUTH in the past few years were possible due to team spirit and synergy of the workers.
He explained that the essence of the week was to celebrate and honour staffs who have distinguished themselves through outstanding commitments and selfless service to humanity.
Speaking he said the organisation have every reason to celebrate them because at a glance back at the last one or two years it is work all days, no longer on strikes, eight months ago the President declared the Cancer Center opened which is now treating over 100 patients a day and which is certain that 300 cancer patients will still be treated a day
While speaking, the Director of Administration and Secretary to the Board, Dr. Babajide Grillo said one of the ways to encourage members of staff was to recognise the efforts they put into their jobs, apart from the welfare package.
However Director of Administration and security to the board said the essence of the theme; Teamwork, Integrating Passion, Purpose and People was to promote the importance of teamwork among the workers. High point of the programme was the presentation of awards to recipients from different departments and the rich colorful cultural display by staff from different units and departments of the hospital.