As part of efforts to improve service delivery in today’s ever-changing healthcare space, the Orile-Agege General Hospital (OAGH) recently held its year 2023 Strategic Management Retreat, themed “Building Resilience in a Changing Healthcare Space: Rethinking Resources Allocation“, at the Witsspring Hotel and Suites, Ifako, Gbagada, Lagos.
Declaring the two-day retreat open, the Chairman, Lagos State Hospital Service Commission (HSC), Dr. (Mrs.) Atinuke Onayiga said Orile-Agege General Hospital is probably the foremost in terms of Planning and Strategy as this Strategic Management Retreat will be the third in a row.
Dr. Onayiga, represented by Commissioner II in the Health Service Commission, Dr. Mobolaji Olukoya, commended the hospital on its various community outreach engagement which has witnessed tremendous success in the last two years, particularly the “No Child is Left Out” programme.
“Today, I think we will be discussing the sustenance of the programmes and services rendered by the hospital given the prevailing, unfriendly economic climate which probably is a worldwide phenomenon”, Onayiga said.
Commending Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for various palliatives to cushion the effect of subsidy removal in the public service including the various health workers across the State, she enjoined the Managing Director/CEO of the hospital to make staff welfare a priority by encouraging the workforce to embrace routine medical examination at the hospital.
On the expansion of the Hospital, the Chairman promised to provide qualified medical personnel for the Dialysis Centre of the facility while not forgetting about the Donor initiative as obtained at other sister hospitals like Alimosho General Hospital with over 200 identified donors.
Earlier, the Managing Director/CEO of Orile-Agege General Hospital, Dr. Sola Pitan said the two-day retreat for the hospital’s management team, unit heads and team leads was designed to provide an avenue to brainstorm and share perspectives on real-world steps through which the hospital can be more resilient by adopting innovative resource allocation strategies to remain competitive in a rapidly changing environment.
He said, “This event will also provide an avenue for the hospital management to explore avenues for collaboration between healthcare providers and community organisations, to incorporate patient and community perspectives into their decision-making process, thus fostering partnerships that will enhance healthcare accessibility and support”.
“The retreat will also explore the role of innovation and technological advancements that can be deployed for improving resource mobilisation and management, while also enhancing collaboration and coordination among healthcare stakeholders”, Pitan added.
He averred that Decisions from the deliberations at the retreat will provide insights into the core elements of the Hospital’s Year 2024 Strategic Roadmap towards planning and preparing the hospital to improve the quality of healthcare delivery while strategising for the upcoming year.
There were goodwill messages from the Permanent Secretary, Health District I, Dr. Olufunmilayo Bankole; Dr. Olawale Adegbite, Director of Medical Services (HSC); Dr. Adeyinka Otepola, Deputy Director of Medical Services (HSC) and Dr. Olajumoke Oyenuga, Director, Healthcare Planning Research, Statistics & Programmes, Lagos State Ministry of Health.
There were equally different paper presentations from key leaders in the hospital including Dr. Oluyemi Taiwo, Director of Clinical Services; Dr. Adenike Odewole, Head of the Community Medicine Department; Pharmacist Oluwajeda Kotun, Head of Pharmacy; Mrs. Khadijat Oladimeji, Head of Procurement and Mrs. Kate Mbirim Head of Store.