The University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti was established for the purpose of assuring quality treatment of the sick within and beyond Ekiti State. As a Teaching Hospital, the health institution is also aimed at ensuring provision of qualified personnel for the various fields of medical and health services while workers of the hospital are to promote advancement of medical and health services by engaging in researches that will be of benefit to the people. The Teaching Hospital commenced work in the upgraded State Specialist Hospital, Ado-Ekiti on April 1, 2008. At inception, the Teaching Hospital inherited 1 consultant, 34 general duty doctors, 250 nurses and 6 pharmacists. At present, the hospital can boast of 29 Consultants, 2 Senior Registrars, 65 general duty doctors, 288 nurses, 14 Pharmacists, 4 Pharmacy Technicians, 18 Laboratory Scientists and 125 Hospital Attendants. The transition involved the posting of staff from HMB (Hospital Management Board) to the Teaching Hospital and transfer of some of the staff of the State Specialist Hospital to the Hospitals Management Board. There was no budgetary allocation to the Teaching Hospital as its staff salary was paid through the Hospital Management Board. The management of the new University Teaching Hospital still managed to maintain some of the buildings. The hospital began to receive monthly subvention of special allocation since April 2009 and this has helped the organization\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s development since then. The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) visited the hospital twice in the year 2009 and accredited the tertiary health institution for the training of 36 internship student doctors.
Facilities at the hospital are being upgraded while more workers are being recruited for the purpose of Residency Training accreditation. Each of the 14 major clinical departments of the hospital is headed by a substantive Head of Department (HOD). The Community Medicine Department of the hospital was established late 2009. The aim is to provide adequate health care services to even the remotest part of Ekiti state which is the primary coverage area of the hospital. We however emphasize that our service is to mankind and that the hospital will not discriminate against patients from other parts of the world. Computerization of the services of the hospital in 2009 has increased revenue drive and aided keeping of records for research, monitoring and development while the reports are easily retrievable. Treatment of patients with kidney problems has received a boost with the donation of a dialysis center to the hospital by a telecommunication company (MTN, Nigeria). The eye center of the hospital began operation in the year 2012 with a free eye service for all patients that showed up within the period of the 1 month opportunity. The National Postgraduate Medical College adjudged the eye center as one of the best in the West African sub-region. As part of effort to boost the services of the hospital, the management has embarked on the extension of the laboratory and pharmacy of the hospital. The main theater of the hospital has undergone a major restructuring to accommodate a 6-bed ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and a facility for Trans-Urethral resection of the Prostate (TURP) and other urological endoscopic facility. Also in 2009, the hospital acquired a new X-ray Machine (500mA) as well as a Chemical and Blood Auto analyzer.