Nursing is an autonomous profession which utilizes the Art and Science as the bases for its operational code of practice in providing utmost, individualized and holistic care to patients / clients, family, group / community irrespective of the social background, religious affiliate, financial status, and age or gender in restoring health, preventing illness or diseases and promoting good health.

The "Art" in Nursing dictates that a nurse should effectively and efficiently use his/her emotional intelligence, self-discipline / moral concept, physical attributes and social skills in providing quality health care services. While;

"Science" is the base from which all the theoretical frame works models / scientific tools and knowledge guiding the nursing practice are founded.





According to WHO (World Health Organization), Nursing encompasses Autonomous and Collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well, and in all settings; nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.

Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles. (International Council of Nurses)




The Nursing Services Department is a vibrant and active department in Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba. It is the fulcrum upon which other services in the hospital in relation to patient’s / client’s care runs.

It provides 24/7 services for patients or individuals with minor or major health challenges as regards mental health services.

The Department is presently headed by a Deputy Director Nursing services (DDNs ODUFUWA O. O {Mrs} - HOD) with other Deputy Directors assisting in the managerial operation of the department. There are also Assistant Directors who contributes immensely to ensure effective administrative harmonization. Statistically, there are total number of 313 nurses (nurse administrators inclusive) and 112 hospital attendants.

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Pediatric chronic physical illness and adult psychiatric disorders are substantial sources of burden for family care-takers, but little attention has been paid to parental burden resulting from children's or adolescents' psychiatric disorders.

Child and adolescent psychiatry or Pediatric Psychiatry is a branch of psychiatry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders in children, adolescents, and their families. It investigates the biopsychosocial factors that influence the development and course of these psychiatric disorders and treatment responses to various interventions.Contact our Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Center
08155170000, 09060001907

Someone with substance abuse disorder (drugs or alcohol) and mental illness (depression, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, etc.), the diagnosis is called a co-occurring disorder. Any combination of mental health disorders and substance abuse or addiction qualifies for this diagnosis (sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis), such as alcoholism and depression, anorexia and cocaine dependence, post-traumatic stress disorder and heroin addiction, prescription drug dependence and anxiety, and more.

For proper diagnosis and treatment contact our Co-occuring treatment Center on 08155170000, 09060001907

At Total Diagonistic Center we provide special medical diagonistic services. Eminent Services, unmatched image quality and superior diagnostic capability make YabaTotal Diagnostics Center, the premier service provider and the centre of choice for numerous clients in Nigeria.

Individual differences in posttraumatic response and recovery are the result of complex interactions among person, event, and environmental factors. These interactions define the interrelationship of individual and community and together may foster or impede individual recovery. In attending to the social, cultural and political context of victimization and acknowledging that survivors of traumatic experiences may recover without benefit of clinical intervention.

For treatment and counseling contact  Traumatic & Disorder Center on 08155170000, 09060001907





As an accredited post-graduate trainer for psychiatric Residency, the hospital takes in doctors for the six-year training on a yearly basis.

Medical students from all over the country also come for one research, training or the other while Nurses from various nursing institutions are also posted here for clinical experience... Read More


 Hospital Pioneers Research on Biological Psychiatry On Wednesday, 28th September, 2011, the hospital hosted a seminar titled “Building capacity for Neurobiological research: Endophenotype-based...Read More

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