Most clinical duties are effected through Children Emergency Ward and “Units” headed by teaching staff and Consultant Paediatricians of LASUTH with special interests in the various sub-specialties. Currently there are eight (8) Units with plans to establish more as staff strength increases:
With the emergence of HIV/AIDS as a major childhood health issue, two experienced doctors and one academic staff have been specifically assigned to that specialty.
Unit activities involve clinical ward rounds for service to patients and for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Each Consultant/Teaching staff also runs a clinic at least once a week to attend to follow-up patients as well as newly referred cases.
Clinical services are maintained on a 24-hour basis by a Team-on-call by a pair of Consultants in rotation.