The outgoing Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital (UCH), Prof. Temitope Alonge has revealed his plans after leaving the office at the end of this month.
Prof. Alonge while speaking at the valedictory session organised for him by staff of UCH to commemorate the completion of his tenure said he will be returning to the Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Department.
Alonge, a world renowed consultant of orthopaedic and trauma surgery was first appointed as CMD in March 2011. He was re-appointed in 2015.
The valedictory event was held at the Emeritus Professor Theophillus Ogunlesi Hall on February 26, 2019 with the theme, “Clinical governance: The UCH experience”. Members of staff of the hospital showered encomium on him.
In a paper presentation, a member of the staff, Dr. W. Balogun, a lecturer and researcher said that before Alonge’s appointment, there were three things patients always complained about – problem in finding service area, delay in admissions or access to treatment and poor accomodation and hygiene.
Dr. Balogun noted that UCH under Prof. Alonge has been able to solve the problem in finding service area. He said the problem was solved to a minimal level by putting signage in different locations for direction. He however regretted that those who could not read nor write still miss their way.
He also said that delay in admissions or access to treatment has reduced due to more staff employed by the administration. He congratulated the professor for a succesful eight years of service.
Mrs G.F Logun , the Head of Hospital Service Department scored Prof. Alonge high on clinical governance which she said was just about the continuous improvement of the operational management of an entity.
Listing other achievements of the outgoing hospital boss, Mrs Logun said that the administration has been able to solve the issue of epileptic power supply by investing in the provision of 48 generating sets in the hospital.
Logun said that apart drom staff welfare and retiree benefits, Alonge also created Professor Oluwole Adeebo Continuing Professional Center for medical practitioners in UCH to train, learn and relearn. “Consultants are sent abroad for training,” she said.
It was also recalled that the construction of the Theophilus Ogunlesi multipurpose hall was done under the outgoimg administration.
In his remarks, Prof. Alonge listed the seven pillars of clinical governance which his administration has been able to achieve. They are:
- Public involvement
- Risk management
- Clinical audit
- Staffing and staff management
- Education and training
- Clinical effectiveness
- Clinical information.
At the end of the presentations, more consultants, staffs and students celebrated and appreciated Prof. Alonge for a job well done in managing the hospital.
The new CMD, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo, resumes on the March 1, 2019.