This mental health hospital is a modernised and well-equipped establishment in Nigeria. Mental health treatment is made available, while training and research form a core of the hospital’s operations. The care is costly, however, and is not accessible to all segments of the population due to economic considerations.
The hospital was established in 1954 in place of an asylum which operated for 10 years on the site. One of the focuses of the centre is a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary service for the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependent persons.