Department Of Ear, Nose & Throat

Objectives and Goal

The ear, nose and Throat Department has been in existence since the inception of National Hospital, Abuja in 1999.  The pioneer HOD was Dr. R.L.E Okujaye until 2005 when he retired into private practice.  He succeeded by the following;
Dr. A.D. Olusesi ……………………………………………………. 2005 to 2009
Dr. (Mrs.) N.B. Undie…………………………………………….. 2009 to 2011
Dr. I. E Owoicho ……………………………………………………. 2013 to 2015
Dr. E.A. Opaluwah ………………………………………………… 2015 till Date

E. N. T Department lies in the upper floor of the H – Block on top of the Accident and Emergency Department.

B.        MANPOWER

The E. N. T Department of National Hospital has the following manpower strength:
*          Five (5) Consultants (4 Permanent; 1 Visiting)
*          Three (3) Post Part Two Fellows
*          Two (2) Senior Registrars
*          Eleven (11) Registrars (including 2 Supernumerary Residents)
*          One (1) Speech Therapist
*          One (1) Audiologist
*          Eight (8) E. N. T Trained Specialist Nurses

C.        DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE
OUT-PATIENT ENT CLINIC

a.         Three (3) Consulting Rooms – each equipped with an ENT Otopront Unit
b.        One (1) Operating Microscope for Otomicroscopy
c.         One (1) Fibreoptic Nasopharyngoscopy Set
d.        An Endoscopy Room with Relevant Accessories
e.         Temporal Bone Room with Two Wall Mounted Microscopes for Temporal Bone Dissection
f.         An Audiometry Room Equipment:
–   A Sound Booth
–   Clinical Audiometers
–   Tympanometers
–   ABR – One Diagnostic and One Neonatal Screening

IN-PATIENT WARDS
A 20 – Bedded ENT Ward.  Other wars in National Hospital Abuja that we also admit patients include the following:

  • In Patent Male Medical Ward
  • In Patient Female Medical Ward
  • In Patient Male Surgical Ward
  • In Patient Female Surgical Ward
  • Paediatric Surgical Ward
  • S. C. B. U/N.I.C.U
  • Oncology Ward
  • Trauma Centre Wards
  • Main Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)

D.        FACILITIES
I           ENT CLINIC FACILITIES
a)        Three (3) ENT Otopront Units
b)        An Electrocautery Unit
c)         Audiometer and Sound Booth
d)        Tympanometer
e)        Fibrotic Nasapharyngoscopes
f)         Sterilization Unit for ENT Instruments
g)        Three (3) Light Sources For ENT Examination
h)        An Endoscopy Room with Camera
i)          Three ENT Examination Chairs
j)         One Frenzel Google
k)        One Mobile Suctioning Machine
i)          One Wheel Chair
m)       Two Examination Couches
n)        Many Basic ENT Clinic Instruments

ii)        ENT FACILITIES IN THE MAIN THEATRE
a)        Operating Head Lamps
b)        Adenotonsillectomy Set
c)         Tracheostomy Set
d)        Nasal Surgery Set
e)        Rigid Endoscopic Sets Containing Laryngoscopes, Bronchoscopes and Oesophagoscopes for Adult and Children
f)         Hopkins Rod Lens Endoscopic Set
g)        Middle Ear and Mastoid Set
h)        Suspension Set for Microlaryngoscopy
i)          Throat Pack for Various Forceps
j)         Basic Minor Surgical Tray
k)        ENT Microsurgical Drill
l)          Access to both Unipolar and Bipolar Diathermy Kits
m)       FESS Set — Being Awaited

E.         ENT DEPARTMENTAL SERVICES
i)          General Clinic – Monday to Friday
ii)         Allergy Clinic – Every Tuesday
ii)         Hearing Loss/Vertigo Clinic – Every Friday
iv)       Head & Neck Oncology Clinic – Every Thursday
v)        The Audiologist & Speech Therapist Attend to Patients Monday to Friday and also take calls
vi)       Cochlear Implant Programme
vii)      BAHA Implant Programme
viii)     Neonatal Hearing Screening Programme (Approved and will soon commence)
ix)        Multisensory Speech Laboratory Services (The First in West Africa)

F.         SURGERIES
We conduct various Minor, Intermediate and Major Surgeries as well as few
surgeries that we categorize as ‘Special’ e.g. Cochlear Implant and BAHA.

The above is submitted for your information and further necessary action.

Dr Undie  Head of Department

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