Members of staff of Lagoon Hospital receiving the award

Martins Ifijeh

Lagoon Hospitals, one of Nigeria’s leading healthcare facilities, wins the 2017 Private Healthcare Provider Awards in the just concluded Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) for its focus on quality and clinical excellence in healthcare.

NHEA is an annual event which celebrates distinguished personalities and organisations who have contributed immensely to the growth of the Nigerian health sector in the year under review.

The award won by Lagoon Hospitals, and contended for by seven other top class hospitals, was determined by an independent jury team, votes from the e-voting platform, and the final decision of the Advisory Committee of NHEA.

The Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Mr. Rajeev Bhandari, said, “we are delighted to have received such a renowned industry award. Our vision has always been for Lagoon Hospitals to become the most respected healthcare service provider in Nigeria. This award symbolises that that vision is being achieved. For us, there is no limit we will go to ensure Nigerians receive the highest quality care they deserve, hence stemming the high medical tourism from Nigeria to other countries. The award is also a testimonial of our commitment towards providing quality healthcare services and clinical excellence in Nigeria.”

Bhandari also talked about the exciting future ahead for Lagoon Hospitals, adding that the upgrading of its medical facilities was to meet the increasing demand for quality healthcare in Nigeria. He said the acquisition of Gold Cross Hospital by Lagoon Hospitals was to further enlarge its services to Nigerians.

“Lagoon Hospitals is the pioneer of advanced medical care in Nigeria, providing a range of primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services. Constantly providing comprehensive solutions to all healthcare problems, Lagoon has established itself in the delivery of service excellence in the medical field, with all departments supported by the latest technology and state-of-the-art medical equipment.

“A key principle of Lagoon Hospitals is that it centres on innovation and qualitative healthcare. Driven by this principle, Lagoon Hospitals strives to provide the best standards of patient care, which has led to the development of unique specialties across medical disciplines, within the Lagoon Hospitals Group,” he added.