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  • Name of Director/Head:  DR. O. O. OLOWOOKERE
  • Vision of the Centre: To be the flagship Centre for the care of older persons in West Africa contributing to the realization of the vision of a world where older persons live a long and enjoyable life as well as contribute their quota to the society, through active partnerships with community and government services.
  • Mission of the Centre: To be a Centre of excellence for the clinical care of older persons through the advancement of research and education in geriatrics through a patient- and family-centred care in a culturally sensitive environment.
  • Core Values of the Centre: Teamwork, Respect, integrity, Compassion, Excellence and Patients-Centeredness
  • The Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre (CTAGC), has keyed into the current administration’s shared vision for excellence With the support of the UCH management, under the able leadership of the Chief Medical Director, Professor Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo, this mission is being pursued along the lines of service, training and research- the tripod on which the hospital stands.

The Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre (CTAGC) stands as the pioneering Geriatric Centre in Africa. Spearheaded by former CMD Prof. Temitope Alonge and the University College Hospital, Ibadan, it sets itself apart from other teaching hospitals. The official inauguration took place on November 17, 2012, under the auspices of then Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu. Endowed by Chief Tony Anenih CFR, the centre commenced patient management for senior citizens aged 60 years and above on December 13, 2012.

Elderly individuals constitute a distinct subset within a population, not solely due to their advanced age but also owing to various physiological, social, and demographic changes they undergo. This demographic represents the fastest-growing age group globally, with the most significant growth occurring in developing countries, including Nigeria. According to the British Geriatric Society compendium, geriatrics is defined as the medical discipline addressing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of age-specific diseases.

While old age is commonly associated with illness, it is not the root cause of disease. Furthermore, the health status of older individuals within a specific age bracket can vary significantly. While some may be afflicted with numerous ailments, others may maintain good health well into their advanced years.

The Centre comprises of sub-units. Clinical Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Medical Health Records, Social Works, Dietetics, Hospital Services (NHIS), Finance & Accounts and Administrative

The following are the Daily Clinic Outline in CTACG Out-patients:


  • Geriatric Outpatient clinic
  • Neurology clinic
  • Ophthalmology clinic


  • Geriatric Outpatient clinic
  • Rheumatology clinic
  • Healthy Ageing clinic
  • Palliative clinic
  • ENT clinic


  • Geriatric Outpatient clinic
  • Neurology clinic
  • Ophthalmology clinic


  • Geriatric Outpatient clinic
  • Healthy ageing clinic
  • Memory clinic


  • Geriatric Outpatient clinic
  • Neurology clinic
  • Ophthalmology clinic
  • Rheumatology
  • Gynaecology clinic (Alternate Fridays)
  • Endocrinology clinic (Alternate Fridays)
  1. Clinical services- Till date, the centre has registered close to nineteen thousand patients. There are nine service areas at the CTAGC tailored to the needs of elderly patients as stated above. These are: the outpatient (general and specialty) service, in-patient service (ward), physiotherapy, pharmacy, dietetics, surgical (theatre), dental, medical social work and ‘’Health and safety’’ unit. High level of collaborations exists between the centre and other departments in the hospital culminating in the smooth running of various specialty clinics on regular basis. These include ENT, Medicine (Endocrine, Neurology, and Rheumatology), Psychiatry, Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Orthopaedics .
  2. Services have also been enhanced with the maintenance of the ‘one stop shop’ approach. The current management has ensured commencement of CTAGC ultrasound service and an X-Ray centre under a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) arrangement to complement other facilities on ground. The patients can access, with ease, general and specialty consultations, laboratory services, ECG, radiology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dietetics, medical social services and payment systems.
  3. Personnel- Additional consultant family physician was appointed in the year under review making a total of six consultants. Six medical officers, nurses and other cadre of staffs including hospital assistants were also appointed.
  4. National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) – a dedicated NHIS stand exists to serve the older persons who have applied for the 15,000-naira annual premium.
  5. Infrastructures – The centre has benefited from donations of equipment from well-meaning individuals and organizations. These include- hoists, wheel chairs, pulse oximeters, plastic chairs etc.

In the spirit of shared vision, the centre was strongly represented at the staff retreat held at IITA at the inception of this administration. The lessons learnt were stepped down to all members of staff, which has improved work ethics and interpersonal/interprofessional relationships. This has further helped CTAGC to maintain her role as a model of excellent patient-centered care in UCH.

The Centre recently held her 5th annual Geriatric training for doctors between February 3rd to 14th, 2020. Thirty-eight participants attended the training from across the nation. So far, a total of 139 doctors have been trained with many of them pioneering geriatric practice in their various centres. The CMD also used the occasion to announce the proposed residency training in geriatrics medicine to be domiciled in Internal Medicine.

The centre has continued to host resident doctors, post graduate students including PHD students, medical students, dietetics, pharmacy and physiotherapy interns from the University of Ibadan (UI) and other institutions on posting for experience in geriatrics.

The CTAGC has become a major hub for research. There is always an ongoing research work by consultants, resident doctors, undergraduate and post graduate students from various departments in UCH and UI.  A number of Research works have been published in peer reviewed international journals.


Sir Kessington Adebutu Geriatric Rehabilitation Centre (SKAGRC), UCH, Ibadan is committed to providing compassionate, quality rehabilitation and healthcare to the clients to reach their health and lifestyle goals. This facility provides a safe environment for clients which will focus solely on regaining skills and abilities with the ultimate goal of returning to their homes or previous care facilities.

SKAGRC will work with the clients and their families to manage the effects of disability or illness in order for the clients to reach the highest possible level of independence and quality of life. This centre provides 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.

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