Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that focuses on the medical care of babies, children, and teenagers. A doctor who specializes in this is a Pediatrician. There are many hospitals in Lagos, ranging from government to private hospitals to specialist hospitals. But today, we will be talking about children hospitals. Most of the time, pediatric hospitals also offer services that include the care of expecting mothers or women seeking for children. This list has been compiled to inform you of the top 10 children hospitals in Lagos that you can take your child to get quality healthcare services if the need arises.
1. Mother and Child Hospital
This is one of the old children hospitals in Lagos; established in 1996 as a private limited liability company and started the business the same year. It operates two branches located at Adeniyi Jones and Omole Phase 1, Ikeja, Lagos, and both branches are fully equipped with world-class facilities offering comprehensive specialist services. Following their mission to render outstanding medical services, Mother and Child Hospital have successfully followed through all these years. The hospital boasts of 51-200 employees including gynecologists, endocrinologists, nursing specialists, and clinical laboratory scientists; and offer services like Obstetrics & Gynecology, Child Health Services, HMO Services, Neo-Natal Care, Infertility care and so on, their clients rated this hospital a 5.0/5.0.
2. South Shore Women and Children Hospital
Founded in 2012, this unique women and children focused healthcare centre has been able to bridge the gap in Nigeria’s healthcare sector by providing women and children with the same advanced facilities and services abroad. With branches located at Victoria Island and Ikeja GRA, Lagos, the clinic is dedicated to providing care surrounding its clients. The hospital is one of the referrals centers for minimally invasive gynecological surgeries, boasting of over 1000 endoscopic surgeries in the last 5 years without any record of death and a 5.0/5.0 rating from people who have used their services. The hospital is open 24 hours and offers Obstetrics & Gynecology services like standard ante & postnatal care, primary & secondary treatment of infertility, cancer screening, etc. endoscopic procedures like laparoscopy, and so on. The hospital runs full-time pediatric services like newborn care, immunization, well-child clinic, and general pediatrics. With over 50 employees ranging from highly trained Pediatricians, Nurses, Surgeons, South Shore aims to provide the best care to acutely or chronically ill infants, children, women, and young adults.
3. Pediatric Partners Hospital
With over 8 years of providing efficient medical care to children, using best practices and exceptional professionals in a friendly environment, more than 14 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory scientists, and administrative staff, 4.6/5.0 rating, and over 9000 satisfied clients, award-winning Pediatric Partners Hospital has successfully brought to life their vision of being a world-class children’s hospital. Located at Victoria Island, Lagos, the hospital has services ranging from preventive healthcare/healthcare maintenance, immunization services, newborn screening, school/sports health services, and emergency services. It also has a well-equipped laboratory and pharmacy. It is one of the hospitals with its own insurance plan, partnering with HMO like Marina HMO, Medexia HMO, Hygeia, Avon, Axa Mansard, to mention a few.
4. Outreach Women and Children Hospital
With branches in Festac, Okota, Satellite Town and Agege, Lagos, the women and children focused specialist hospital is a hospital in Lagos that offers acute and intensive care and services to neonates. The hospital experts in neonatal and pediatrics services with other services like maternal care, school health services, corporate health services, and so on. They have the urge to promote a healthy Nigeria and are doing so with the niche they have created for themselves. They boast of over 20,000 registered patients, and more than 60,000 consultations since its inception in July 2010, it is no surprise that it has a 4.3/5.0 rating as it gives direct access to sick children together with being a referral hospital for general practitioners, Lagos State General Hospitals, and private maternity centres.
5. Lifeline Children Hospital
By putting children first in all they do, this hospital has successfully maintained its standard since its inception in 1994. They really live up to their name with their prompt response to emergencies when they arise. With branches at Surulere and Lekki, Lagos, the hospital remains a committed front line national hospital that you can depend on for your child’s health, offering preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services. They have up-to-date facilities and equipment with a team of excellent pediatricians, medical and health care personnel with excellent qualifications, and long-lasting experience. They boast of having fully equipped laboratories, wards, and theatres, fully stocked pharmacies, outpatient and inpatient services, and a customer feedback rating of 3.9/5.0.
6. Lifefort Children Medical Centre
A multi-specialist hospital located at the heart of Surulere, Lagos, Lifefort Children Medical Centre is popularly known as the place for the care of premature babies. It also offers school health supports services. It is staffed with dedicated and cheerful pediatricians, nurses, laboratory scientists, and administrative staff. With a 4.5/5.0 rating, the medical centre boasts of many equipment and services namely consultant pediatrics inpatient and outpatient services, neonatal care, incubator care for premature babies, in-house theatre for surgeries, acute trauma care, immunization services, special needs services, eye, and dental screening, and so on.
7. Massey Street Children Hospital
The 56 bedded neonatal unit is located within two Lagos state government-run hospitals in Lagos Island, Lagos. Rating 3.8/5.0, it has an outborn and inborn unit. The outborn unit, within the Massey Street Children Hospital, has 9 incubators, and 27 cots including 7 in the emergency room, as well as a mothers room. On the other end, the inborn unit, in the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital also known as, “Baby Factory”, has 10 incubators, 10 cots, and 4 bedded Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) rooms. In addition, it also has 24 phototherapy machines and 1 Dramedica Bubble CPAP machine. It is staffed by 2 consultant pediatricians, 1 senior registrar, 4 registrars, and 31 nurses with other administrative staff.
8. Bloom Boom Pediatric Centre
Located at Magodo Phase 2, Lagos, Bloom Boom is a private pediatric centre offering quality care to the children of all ages. Having its 4.5/5.0 rating is not easy as the centre offers prompt, excellent, outstanding, world-class healthcare to children in its relaxed and warm environment. They have well-experienced staff, well-equipped pharmacy, and lab, with major services that include inpatient and outpatient services, immunization services, children emergency services, wellness/developmental services, and parental counseling.
9. Heart of Gold Children Hospice
With over 25 years of experience from the United Kingdom, Mrs. Adedoyin established the Hearts of Gold Hospice in 2004. It is a healthcare and management centre for the mentally ill, and physically disabled children of all ages. Located in Surulere, it currently houses over 60 children with various forms of physical and mental disabilities. With its 4.7/5.0 rating by customers who have used the facility, the hospice is said to provide palliative care to these children and is open from 8 am to 6 pm daily.
10. The Shepherd Medical Centre
This medical centre located at Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos, was established in 1997 and has since provided top-notch pediatric medical services, which is very obviously having a 4.0/5.0 rating. It is a private hospital with a dedicated staff of pediatricians, nurses, and support staff. They offer antenatal and postnatal services, immunization services, and several other health services.