About us

Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital (SYMH) is located in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria and was built in 1952 with native authority funds. It was commissioned in December 1952 as a general hospital with a maternity and three wards (One male ward and Two female ward).

The first indigenous medical doctor was Dr Lodi and the charge nurse was Mallam Aliyu Lemu while the maternity unit was staffed by two European nursing sisters.

The hospital is over 290 capacity bedded facility which is headed by a Chief Medical Director (CMD). Management and funding of the general hospital underwent dynamic changes from Gwandu native authority to northern Nigerian government to northwestern state government to Sokoto state government and now Kebbi state government as from August 1991.

On creation of Kebbi state, the general hospital was upgraded to specialist hospital Birnin Kebbi. In the year 1997 specialist hospital was renamed Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital Birnin Kebbi to immortalize the 17th Emir of Gwandu who had a vision to build a hospital at that time on his farmland without soliciting for compensation.

Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, located in Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria, offers a range of healthcare services to the community. While specific details may vary, typical services provided by such hospitals include:

  • Outpatient Clinics: General medical consultations for various health conditions.
  • Inpatient Care: Admission and treatment for patients requiring hospitalization.
  • Emergency Services: Immediate medical attention for accidents, injuries, and acute illnesses.
  • Maternal and Child Health Services: Obstetrics, gynecology, prenatal care, childbirth, and pediatric care.
  • Laboratory Services: Diagnostic tests such as blood tests, urine tests, and imaging studies.
  • Pharmacy Services: Dispensing of medications prescribed by healthcare providers.
  • Surgical Services: Minor surgeries and procedures.
  • Immunization and Preventive Care: Vaccinations and health education programs to promote wellness and prevent diseases.
  • Rehabilitation Services: Physiotherapy and occupational therapy for patients recovering from injuries or surgeries.
  • Community Health Outreach: Health education, screenings, and awareness campaigns to promote public health.

These services aim to address the healthcare needs of the community and improve the overall health and well-being of the population served by the hospital.