Delta State University Teaching Hospital has about 15 Wards excluding the 2 emergency wards and over 200 plus beds.

Entry into the Wards: Following an assessment in the clinics or any of our emergency points, you will be admitted into the ward as directed by the doctor, if the nature of your illness indicates you need to be admitted.  Also, those who have undergone a surgical operation in our theatres or delivered of babies in the Labour Ward are transferred directly to the wards often after a period of recuperation in the Recovery Room/Intensive Care Unit.

Ward Admission: After the doctor recommends admission, the nurse is informed of this and he/she, in turn, informs the nurses in the assigned ward so they can prepare to receive you.  Thereafter you are expected to pay the necessary fees as detailed out to you by the nurse at the point of admission, following which you will be taken to the ward accompanied by a nurse and a porter.  Again, all fees can be paid at any pay-point closest to you.

When admitted:  A few essential things are necessary for in-patient admission such as a change of clothes, toiletries, etc.  We strongly encourage patients to leave valuables at home since DELSUTH will not be held responsible for loss of any item while on admission.  To avoid accidental disposal, do not leave personal items on the food or medicine tray.  Self-administered medications are not allowed while on admission.  Hand over all your medications to the nurses who will then administer them and document as instructed by the doctors.

Visiting Hours: General visiting hours are normally from to 12 noon and 5 p.m to 6 p.m every day. Please note that only two persons per patient are given visiting tallies and by these are allowed at any particular time into the hospital premises.  Visitors are discouraged from loitering around or sleeping on the staircase. 

While on admission on the ward:

  • Follow the instructions of the managing team.
  • Check with the nurse before using any electrical appliance.
  • If you need to get out of bed and you feel weak, ask for help if your relatives are not available.
  • When using the convenience, do not throw any materials other than tissue paper into the toilet.

Be rest assured that the management and staff of the hospital will do our best to ensure your comfort and speedy recovery during your stay.