Message From The MD/CEO
Welcome to St. Nicholas Hospital website.
We are one of the largest privately owned multi-specialist acute hospitals in Nigeria and we provide good primary, secondary and tertiary medical care from our four Lagos sites.
St. Nicholas Hospital (SNH) has been at the forefront of medical care since inception - March 1968 and still leads the way. We were the first private hospital to open a dialysis and kidney transplant centre and we have since conducted over 150 transplants in our kidney transplant unit, which is 80% of all transplants in Sub-Saharan Africa. We were the first private hospital with an Oncology clinic which focuses on all cancers and complex blood diseases in adults. At St. Nicholas Hospital we foster, promote and practice ethical and evidence based medicine. Our dedicated staff are committed to compassionate delivery of professional services and outstanding hospitality.
In providing our clinical services we prioritise the dignity and autonomy for our patients. We deliver care in a respectful manner and are sensitive to cultural diversity, ethnic origin, religion, nationality, age, disability and other social issues that must be regarded.
St. Nicholas Hospital offers a wide range of services. Our radiology unit includes a digital diagnostic x-ray machine, 4-D ultra sound scan and Multi-Slice CT scanner.We have a modern dialysis unit, maternity unit, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and a complete spectrum of services to aid with the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions
We hope the information contained within the website will be helpful and answers any questions you may have.
MissionOur mission is to serve the health care needs of our community by providing comprehensive care to prevent illness, relieve suffering, restore health and promote well being during each life stage. We will provide advanced procedures and modern technology, within our available resources, with a focus on caring, compassion and patient safety.
VisionWe will be the premier health care provider in the Nation, by building upon our strengths of personalized care, technologically advanced services and effective resource management.
Core ValuesSt.Nicholas Hospital will achieve its Mission and Vision through the core values of:
- Community Partnership
Dr. Moses Adekoyejo Majekodunmi (1916 – 2012), was an eminent Physician and Administrator, who was born on the 17th of August 1916.
Dr M Majekodunmi studied medicine at the prestigious Trinity College University of Dublin, Ireland and graduated in 1941. Thereafter he took a post-graduate Diploma and Doctor of Medicine degree, he was the youngest African at the age of twenty-six to obtain this achievement. Prior to studying medicine, he read Logic and Philosophy as a first degree in 1939.
Upon Dr M Majekodunmi’s return to Nigeria, he worked as a Medical Officer in government Medical Units across many parts of the country until 1948, when he returned to Ireland for further post-graduate studies in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr Majekodunmi obtained a Master of Obstetrics (MAO) degree awarded by Trinity College, Dublin. He held several other key positions amongst which were, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Massey Street Maternity Hospital, and General Hospital Lagos. Outside of medicine Dr Majekodunmi also held several eminent positions within the world of politics.
At St. Nicholas Hospital we foster, promote and practice ethical and evidence based medicine. Our staff are dedicated and committed to delivering professional services and outstanding hospitality. The services are provided for all individuals in accordance with their needs and with respect for culture diversity, tribe, religion, nationality, age, disability and without regard for financial status.
Dr M Majekodunmi achieved the prestigious status of Senator and Leader of the Senate in 1960, Minister of State for the Army, 1960-1961. Federal Minister of Health, 1961-1966 and Administrator for Western Region in 1962.
During his tenure as the Federal Minister of Health, Dr M Majekodumni introduced many concepts in public health policy in Nigeria which served the interests of the common man, he built Health Care Centres in all the 11 Wards of the Federal Territory of Lagos, he built the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, he founded the Lagos University Medical School, and played a prominent role in the establishment of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. In 1965, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Nigeria and was its President from 1967 – 1974.
As an astute Administrator, Dr. M. Majekodunmi held Chairmanship positions in many reputable companies in Nigeria prominent of which are :- Lion Buildings Limited, Nigeria Westminster Dredging and Marine Limited, MBC International Bank Limited, St. Nicholas House Limited etc.
The original St. Nicholas Hospital was a converted dwelling house. It was registered as a private hospital on 29th July, 1952. From its inception it admitted mainly obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatric cases, thus the name St. Nicholas being the patron Saint of women and children.