HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital was established to provide health services, train doctors and conduct researches. Initially a cottage hospital serving a large but sparsely populated area, the General Hospital was commissioned on June 29, 1955 primarily to deliver healthcare to the residents of Ikeja and its environs.
It remained one of the largest and well-known General Hospitals on the Lagos Mainland until February 19, 1999 when it was elevated to the status of a Teaching Hospital to support the Lagos State University College of Medicine, (LASUCOM) which was established to provide services and train doctors with other health workers using the hospital facilities. Still a work in progress, the widely experienced, highly motivated and resourceful healthcare professionals and technical staff who are competent in wide range of specialties constitute the major asset and unique defining feature of this flagship multi specialist teaching hospital owned by Lagos State Government.