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The Dideolu Hospital Project

Exciting new regeneration plans

We have exciting plans for the regeneration of the Dideolu Hospital in Ikenne. The building of the hospital was just one of the legacies left to this country by the late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo and now the Dideolu Specialist Hospital, in association with the Blood Care Foundation, have put plans in place to develop the first independent Centre of Excellence for blood transfusion and screening in Nigeria.

The building of the hospital was just one of the legacies left to this country by the late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo and now the Dideolu Specialist Hospital, in association with the Blood Care Foundation, have put plans in place to develop the first independent Centre of Excellence for blood transfusion and screening in Nigeria.

We are honoured to have the support of HID Awolowo, the matriarch of the Awolowo dynasty who also shares our vision for this valuable community project. The Dideolu Hospital is now being managed by Dr Olatokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu (Toks), the daughter of Mama Awolowo. Toks, a Director of the Hospital and Executive Director of the Awolowo Foundation, is a highly trained Consultant in the National Health Service in the UK and will be directly responsible for the day to day operation and reputation of both the hospital and the Foundation.

The current standard of blood screening in Nigeria has long been of concern and one reason for this shortfall in standards is due to the costs involved. With your help we can solve this problem.

Backed up by the expertise of the BCF Clinical Director and the BCF Quality Assurance Manager, we now have the personnel in place to effectively install and manage a state of the art transfusion and screening centre. Our aim is to establish a first class centre which will be the first of many Centres of Excellence throughout Nigeria. With your early patronage we will have the ability to provide screened blood to hospitals throughout the region, generating income to eventually enable the centre to be self-sustaining and locally managed.

We intend to display a plaque prominently in the hospital, showing our sponsors names, in recognition of their valuable contribution to the funding of the centre. Together we have a huge potential to make a significant difference to the local community in the short term and looking ahead, to sow the seeds of a nationwide project in which we can all have pride. Your contribution can make the difference between life and death.

We would welcome your response through the contact us web page, by email or telephone. Thank you for giving your valuable time in reading about the project.