Trauma injuries are among the top 10 leading causes of death globally, and they are usually associated with significant morbidities and subsequent disabilities in many of those affected.
The Trauma Care International Foundation (TCIF); a member agency of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International, has through the years focused on improving trauma management and emergency response services in Nigeria.
TCIF has achieved this through its numerous initiatives which promote enhanced pre-hospital care and first responder education, its voluntary blood donation programs and community based health projects. The foundation in recognition of the need for adequate in-facility care for trauma and emergency victims has kicked of the construction of a world class multi-specialty hospital; the Loveworld Medical Centre with a well attended ground breaking ceremony which took place on Tuesday September 22, 2020 at its site in the Loveworld Crusade Grounds, Aseese.
The hospital has been strategically sited along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; the busiest inter-state route in Nigeria which is used by over 250,000 passenger car units on a daily basis. Studies have shown that on the average 12 people die every day from traumatic accidents in Lagos State, so this explains the need for such a facility which will cater to the health needs of those in surrounding communities while providing a point of care to victims of trauma and emergencies along the expressway and across Lagos and Ogun States.
The Chairman of the Trauma Care International Foundation; Dr Deola Phillips heralded this hospital as the Loveworld Nation and the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International's significant contribution to nation building, and as part of a strategic plan to ensure definite improvements in the state of trauma care and emergency response in Nigeria.