Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine

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The Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine is the youngest department in the hospital but the first of its kind in any Nigerian hospital. Staffed by a consultant, a specialist registrar, a medical officer, 2 palliative care nurses and 4 administrative support officers, the department also boasts of an hospice care facility for patients who require palliative care.

Head of Department
Dr. Folaju O. Oyebola
MBBS, DAWACS, MSc.(Pharmacology & Therapeutics), MPhil Palliative Medicine(UCT)
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Phone number: 08037118695, 07056790042

To improve quality of life of clients and their families and establish a centre of excellence for education, training and research in palliative and pain medicine.

Services Provided
Hospice and palliative care services for cancer and HIV/AIDS patients, pain and symptom control, care and support, HIV Clinic, day care hospice, home- based palliative care , grief and bereavement care, family support , community outreach, education, training and research

Training Programmes
Palliative care education and training for local staff and other hospitals
Palliative care education and training for patients and other community members
International formal and ad-hoc palliative care training.
Collaborative training program with UK partners.

Evaluation of clinical pattern of presentations of breast cancer among FMCA patients.
Assessment of depression and psychological support symptoms in HIV/AIDS patients.

Oncology and palliative care ward,
Day care hospices complex (fully furnished), Doctors, Nurses, Health attendants

5 – Year Targets
To become a model centre of excellence for palliative care services
To provide timely interventions to clients in a conducive and comfortable environment

Contact us

Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta.

Olabisi Onabanjo Way, Idi-Aba

Abeokuta, Nigeria


Tel: +(234) 8095948007, 8095947913


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