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Head of Department

Pharm (Dr.) A. A. Ishola


The Pharmacy Department is on of the most important clinical training and service departments in the hospital because virtually all patients who attend the hospital end up with a prescription to collect medication from the pharmacy. The pharmacy department was responsible for dispensing of medications to the entire patient population of the hospital from inception.  The department also supplied drugs, Surgical dressings, surgical instruments, anesthetic gases and Oxygen to the Clinics and the theatre. Pharmacy department also provide pharmaceutical services to various projects located at IBARAPA, IGBO-ORA, ILORA AND SEPETERI. The first Chief Pharmacist was Mr. Micheal Ritchie (British) who was later promoted to the post of Federal Chief Pharmacist of the Federation. Mr. Felix Callisto, a Nigerian took over the department in 1953 with a staff of five Pharmacists (Messrs. O. Davies, I. Igwe, S. B. Akande, S. Adesina and J. Shoyoye) At the time of appointment, Mr. Callisto was the only non-expatriate  head of department in the hospital at the time.


Mr. M. Ritche

from inception – May, 1953


Mr. F. A. Callisto

May 1953 – May, 1982


Mr. O. Osuzoka

June 1982 – August, 1984


Mr. N. O. Olubi

August 1984 – November, 1986


Mrs. M. A. Jaiyesinmi

November 1986 – January, 2003


Mrs. M. A. Akinkoye

January 2003 – March, 2008


Mrs. M. Oderinde

March 2008 – August, 2010


Mr. M. I. Irabor

August 2010 – February, 2014


Dr. (Mrs.) H. A. Oduntan

February 2014 – August, 2019


Mr. Adeniyi Osiyemi

August 2019  –   May, 2020


Mrs. Olusola Porter

May 2020  –  August, 2020


Dr. Adeyinka. A. Ishola (FPSN)

August 2020 – till  date.

Our clientele comprise of all University College Hospital Patients at all locations within and outside Ibadan. In order to cope with the increasing number of prescriptions and also reduce patient waiting time, satellite pharmacies were put up on all  floors of the in-patient complex and out-patient clinics.

Medical Outpatient, satellite pharmacy commenced operation in 1988 while the Ward Satellite Pharmacies were commissioned in 2003.  The Oncology Pharmacy commenced operation in 2010.  Presently there are Satellite Pharmacies in every outpatient Clinics as well as on every floor of this hospital to serve  the inpatient population.  They are situated as follows.

Pharmacy LocationClienteleOpening Hours
Main Pharmacy (GOP)General Out-patient8am-6pm
Staff PharmacyMembers of Staff9am – 4pm
SOP PharmacySurgical Out-patient8am – 4pm
Emergency PharmacyEmergency Department patients24 hours
OTCHEW PharmacyOTCHEW patients24 hours
ENT/EYE (Clinic PharmacyENT/EYE Clinic Patients8am – 4pm
CHOP PharmacyChildren Outpatients clinic8am – 4pm
MOP PharmacyMedical Outpatients Clinic9am-5pm
Ante-Natal Clinic PharmacyAntenatal Clinics patients8am – 2pm
WWG Satellite Pharmacy Ground Floor Wards8am – 4pm
Oncology PharmacyRadio Oncology patients8am – 4pm
Theatre Pack PharmacyAll theatre-Main Theatre, Labour Ward Theatre, Emergency, O&G24 hours
2nd Floor Pharmacy (SW2)All 2nd Floor Wards8am – 8pm
3rd Floor Pharmacy (W3)All 3rd Floor Ward24 hours
4th Floor pharmacyAll 4th Floor Ward and Labour Ward8am – 8pm
Private Suite PharmacyAll Patients Private Suite24 hours
Nuclear Medicine PharmacyAll Patients attending the clinic8am – 5pm

Pharmaceutical Care

Apart from providing medications, UCH Pharmacist Work with other healthcare professional to meet patients medication needs by identifying,  resolving, and preventing medication related problems.

Drug Procurement and Storage

Drugs an procured from Federal Medical Stores, Pharmaceutical manufacturers and credible distributors.  The Pharmacy stores are equipped with air-conditioner and Fridge-some of which are solar powered.  This is to ensure optimal storage conditions for thermos-labile drugs  and galenicals.  Drugs and Dressings are issued to various units from the store

Dispensing of Drugs and Dressing

Pharmacists dispense drugs and dressings from all the Pharmacy outlets listed above.  During  the dispense session, patients are counselled on drug use, drug storage and what to do if adverse reactions occur. Pharmacy support staff assist in portering services and record keeping.

Drug Information, Patient Counselling  and Pharmacovigilance

Pharmacist provide information to patients and other healthcare practitioners  on the selection, closages, interactions, and side effects of mediations, where required.


Oral and External use compounding, currently various extemporaneous preparation,. Mixtures, syrup, creams and ointment are still compounded in the department,.  Oral Morphine solution which is quite significant in the WHO analgesic ladder for management of pain is one of the deportment’s highly requested preparations. Also high grade hand sanitizer and liquid soap are manufacture in the department which is widely used in the  hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic

There are on-going plans to refurbish and expand activities of the pharmaceutical production unit.

Quality Control

Quality control of preparations is carried out in the Quality control laboratory as well as the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan.


The Department undertakes the training of Intern Pharmacists as well as Pharmacy students on externship and Industrial training. There are also facilities for short term in service training for Registered Pharmacists. The department trained some Federal Health Institution on the preparation of Oral  morphine and hand sanitizers. The department also organizes in house clinical meetings on patient drug therapy and other drug related issues

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