LAGOS, NIGERIA â€“ September 27, 2013 – Another milestone has been achieved by Lagoon Hospitals as the hospital group extends the Joint Pain School (JPS) to Victoria Island following the launch of the first Joint Pain School at Apapa in April 2011.
The Joint Pain School is an initiative by Lagoon Hospitals which aims at educating and creating support for individuals suffering from joint pains due to various causes.
According to Dr. Segun Abudu, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham, UK who is currently on sabbatical withÂ Lagoon Hospitals, ‘the objective for the JPS is to help reduce the number of people in Nigeria living with joint pains by educating them on the causes of painful joints, related ailments and how to prevent the occurrence. When we launched the Joint Pain School Apapa in 2011, it was the first of its kind in Nigeria and at the time, we did not envisage how popular these classes would become – we have indeed been pleasantly surprised at the testimonies from participants and the success of the classesâ€™.
Speaking further, â€˜Even though the classes are held atÂ in Lagoon Hospitals, Apapa since 2011, we identified that there was a demand for this service in Victoria Island metropolis which we needed to address urgently. Therefore, classes will now hold at The Lagoon Hospitals, Victoria Island site on the last Thursday of every month while the already established classes at Lagoon Hospitals, Apapa will continue to hold on the last Wednesday of the month. Admission is completely free but booking will be required in advance.
Lagoon Hospitals Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Naseem Mohammed added, â€˜Clinical excellence backed by modern medical technology has been the offering at Lagoon Hospitals. Not only do we have an excellent team of Internationally experienced Orthopaedic Surgeons, we have Specialist Orthopedic Nurses and specially trained staff . The team consists of Dr. Segun Abudu, Dr. Olakunle Onakoya, Dr. Michael Oji and Dr. Christopher Amuwa who are all Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeons at Lagoon. Lagoon Hospitals has always endeavored toÂ provideÂ world class clinical competence to the masses .â€™â€™ This is backed by an excellent state-of-the art Physiotherapy department headed by Dr. Stella Oyefesobi , who is a doctorate inÂ Physiotherapy from USA.
Hygeia Group Chief Executive, Mr. Lars Stork affirms that â€œThe Joint Pain School presents a fantastic opportunity for anyone afflicted with joint pains or relatives of those disabled by joint pains to learn about causes of such painful joints and modern treatment options for alleviating the symptomsâ€.
Lagoon Hospitals is the only Hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa to earn accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI), an international endorser for excellence in clinical practices in patient care and safety.Â Â The JCI seal at Lagoon Hospitals is a testimony of its commitment to Quality and Patient safety which is achieved after an extended rigorous survey process by JCI (USA).
Lagoon Hospitals is part of the Hygeia group, Nigeriaâ€™s foremost private integrated healthcare services provider which also has Hygeia HMO, Hygeia Community Health Care, and Hygeia Foundation within the group. Lagoon Hospitals provides a range of both primary and tertiary healthcare services across the three sites: Lagoon Apapa, Lagoon Ikeja and Lagoon Victoria Island respectively.