Welcome to Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, formerly known as Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (BMSH). Named after the esteemed British surgeon Eldred Curwen Braithwaite, BMSH has been a cornerstone of healthcare in Port Harcourt since its establishment in March 1925. Initially catering to senior civil servants, it has evolved into a leading “Specialist Health Institution” under the management of the Rivers State Hospital Management Board.

Our Legacy and Accreditation

Officially recognized by the Federal Ministry of Health, BMSH stands tall as one of the largest hospitals in the Niger Delta region. With 375 licensed beds and a dedicated team of 731 medical staff members, we continue the legacy of Dr. Braithwaite by providing exceptional healthcare services to our community.

Departments and Specialties

Our hospital boasts a comprehensive range of departments, including Medicine, Paediatrics, Laboratories, Radiology, Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Anaesthesia, Surgery, Pathology, Ophthalmology, Accident Centre, and Surgical/Medical Emergency. Supporting these clinical services are vital administrative departments such as Pharmacy, Finance, Maintenance, and General Administration.

Services Offered

  1. Medical Care: From internal medicine to orthopedics, our hospital offers comprehensive medical care across various specialties. Our expert physicians and state-of-the-art facilities ensure that patients receive the highest standard of treatment.
  2. Education and Training: As a teaching hospital, we are committed to nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals. Through training programs for medical students, interns, residents, and other healthcare professionals, we contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge and skills.
  3. Research: At BMSH, we are dedicated to advancing healthcare through cutting-edge medical research. Our research initiatives aim to improve patient care, enhance treatment outcomes, and address pressing health issues facing our community.
  4. Community Outreach: We believe in the importance of community engagement and public health promotion. Through our outreach initiatives, health education programs, and community health services, we strive to empower individuals and promote overall well-being.

Experience the legacy of excellence at Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital. Whether you require medical care, seek educational opportunities, or wish to contribute to medical research, we are here to serve you.

Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.