Lily Hospital, Benin branch came into being on the 15th of June, 2015. It is a 30-bedded facility which runs for 24 hours a day, and 7 days in a week. We have medical officers who are available both day and night, and in-house Paediatrician and Obstetrician/Gynaecologist. However, we have visiting Consultants for any other medical situation that presents itself. We also enjoy a lot of support from our parent hospital in Warri.
Currently, we have a state of the art theatre that can cater for any surgical procedure, and a neonatal intensive care unit with 4 incubators. We also have a laboratory equipped with modern gadgets, manned by well-trained personnel and an ultrasound machine with good resolution. Further, we have a digital X-ray machine, a mammogram, and a recently installed Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine. We have invested so much in all these because our vision is to be a one-stop shop hospital, saving out clients the inconvenience of moving from one place to the other for diagnostic services. We also boast of a well-stocked pharmacy unit. We offer assisted reproductive services, and for those who require specialized in-vitro fertilization and other ancillary services, we recruit for our parent hospital.
The Medical Director is Dr Ochuba Chukwudi, who also doubles as the Obstetrician/Gynaecologist. He had both his undergraduate and postgraduate training in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, and generally oversees the running of the hospital, especially the clinical services.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a diagnostic technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce a detailed image of the body’s soft tissue and bones. An MRI images the spine by using a magnet that goes around the body to excite hydrogen atoms.
After the atoms return to their normal level of excitation, they emit energy that is detected on a scanner. An MRI scan is generally considered to be the single best imaging study of the spine to help plan treatment for back pain. They are typically used for pre-surgical planning since the scan is extremely sensitive to information about the health of discs as well as the presence of tumors or a herniated disc.