Welcome to Rivers State University Teaching Hospital

Rivers State University Teaching Hospital formally Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMSH) is a government-owned hospital, was named after Eldred Curwen Braithwaite, a British doctor and a pioneer of surgery. It is located in Old GRA, Rivers State a neighborhood of Port Harcourt and is operated by Rivers State Hospital Management Board.

It was established in March 1925 as Braithwaite Memorial Hospital and originally served as a medical facility for senior civil servants. It later became a General Hospital and has since gained status as a “Specialist Health Institution” before the institution was rename Rivers State University Teaching Hospital.

RSUTH is ranked among the largest hospitals in the Niger Delta. The facility has 365 licensed beds, and 14 wards/units and 738 medical staff members. Its departments include Medicine, Paediatrics, Laboratories, Radiology, Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Anaesthesia, Surgery, Pathology, Ophthalmology, Accident Centre and the Surgical/Medical Emergency. Some other departments are Pharmacy, Finance, Maintenance, General Administration.

RSUTH has accreditation with most colleges including West African College of Physicians & Surgeons, Nigerian Medical Laboratory Council and Nurses & Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

“To be a healthcare citadel providing premium services through innovation, best practices, relevant research, and training”

  • To provide last mile access to quality healthcare: (prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patient).
  •  To save lives in a work environment where everyone counts and matters.
  •  To strengthen partnership with allied institutions and our community in advancing excellence in healthcare provision.
  •  To save lives by promoting quality clinical research and excellence on existing and emerging human illness/diseases.

C – Compassionate patient care.
L – Loyalty and integrity.
E – Excellence and innovation.
A – Accountable and prudent resource management.
R – Respect and collegiality.

Board Members