Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is a tertiary hospital established in 1961 and is located in Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos State, the administrative division of Nigeria. The teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Lagos College of Medicine established in 1962. The University of Lagos College of Medicine educates students and LUTH provides them with experience through placement and work experience.

As of 2023 the director of the hospital or Chief Medical Director is Professor Wasiu Lanre Adeyemo.

There are four locations of LUTH located through Lagos State. The main campus is located in Idi-Arabia, with the supplementary and specialist clinics located elsewhere. The locations of LUTH are as follows:

  • LUTH Main Campus, Idi-Araba
  • LUTH Dermatology Clinic, Yaba
  • LUTH PHC, Pakoto, Ogun State
  • LUTH Psychiatry Clinic, Yaba


LUTH has eight major departments. Within these departments, there are sub-departments and specialist units. The main departments are:

  • Dentistry
  • Internal medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Laboratory medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Allied Services

Refurbishment of the treatment centre was designed to improve the unit centred on renovating patient care rooms, waiting areas and the overall appearance of the clinic. This was done to increase the number of patients using the clinic, as well as their experience. The project had six major aims.

These were to provide “internal and external radiotherapy services”, service over 3000 patients, provide the facilities to train extra staff, improve the waiting time to receive treatment, helpt to fund the development of LUTH and finally reduce the number of patients having to travel overseas to find medical attention.

President Muhammad Buhari, who commissioned the refurbishment of the Cancer Treatment Centre commented on 9 February 2019; “Today’s commissioning, is in part, the fulfilment of our commitment to Nigerians for quality, affordable and accessible healthcare”. CEO of NSIA also remarked that the Cancer Treatment Centre would service LUTH by improving “economic potential of healthcare investments in Nigeria” and it would “increase private sector participation”.

USTDA was also involved in the process of improving the Cancer treatment Centre. USDTA purchased Varian cancer treatment and detection software such as the Halcyon. This software was designed to “improve patient capacity and treatment precision”.

The software also was designed to reduce the use of water and electricity by half through its precision. The treatment centre also was re-equipped with new technology. These included three Linear Accelerators, brachytherapy machine and treatment planning systems.

The treatments that are available at the Cancer Treatment Centre are:

Radiotherapy: External beam radiation therapy and Internal beam radiation therapy Chemotherapy pharmacy treatments.

On 27 December 2018, representatives of The Guardian visited the Cancer Treatment Centre and were advised that equipment such as linear accelerators, brachytherapy machines, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Scanners) and CT scans were due to be installed in the centre.