First Consultant Hospital Obalende, Lagos
First Consultant Hospital (also known as First Consultant Medical Centre) is a private hospital in Lagos. It is located on St. Gregory’s College Road in Obalende, a neighborhood of Lagos Island, in Lagos.
The hospital came to worldwide attention in 2014 as the hospital where the Ebola virus disease patient Patrick Sawyer was taken after becoming ill on arrival in Lagos. Sawyer later died at the hospital on 24 July.
On 19 August, it was reported that the doctor who treated Sawyer at the hospital, Ameyo Adadevoh, had also died of Ebola disease. Adadevoh was posthumously praised for preventing Sawyer from leaving the hospital at the time of diagnosis, thereby playing a key role in curbing the spread of the virus in Nigeria.
- First Consultants Medical Centre (FCMC) is a renowned multi-disciplinary private medical facility in Nigeria, established in 1982 by Dr Benjamin Nnamdi Ohiaeri.
- FCMC is a dedicated set-up offering a range of healthcare services in multitude of specialties including gynaecology & obstetrics, paediatrics and neonatology, internal medicine and general surgery.
- The hospital has over 30 years of experience, and is an acknowledged centre for providing timely and reliable treatment to numerous patients including former presidents of Nigeria, and the expatriate community in Nigeria.
- FCMC houses a number of medical professionals including skilled and qualified consultants and specialists along with trained support staff to provide high standard of quality clinical care.