St. Anne Mission Hospital has been evolving over several decades from a simple dispensary to a Level IV hospital. Here is a timeline of our history.

  • 1959: Consolata Missionaries founded a dispensary that soon became St. Anne Maternity Cottage.
  • 1962: The Lay Mission Helpers of Los Angelos assumed control of the maternity cottage.
  • 1971: C.I.I.R. of London took over the maternity cottage.
  • 1979: C.I.I.R. passed hospital management to the Don Orione Sisters. At that time, the entire medical staff consisted of two registered nurses/midwives.
  • 2009: Two young sisters of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ took over the administration of the hospital in March. At this time:
         o There were a total of 14 employees, including the support staff.
         o One clinical officer handled all inpatient and outpatient cases.
         o Services were only Maternal/Child and Reproductive Health.
         o Cases that St. Anne couldn’t accommodate are referred to other hospitals.
  • 2009: Two more Poor Handmaids sisters arrived later in the year.
  • 2010: This was a year of growth.
         o The first full-time medical officer reported for duty.
         o The first theatre was under construction, but surgical cases, including Caesarian sections, were still referred to other hospitals.
  • 2010 – 2018: The surgical theatre and the following units opened:
         o Laboratory
         o Radiology/Imaging
         o Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy
         o Funeral Home
         o Comprehensive Care Clinic
  • 2018: St. Anne Mission Hospital – Igoji achieved Level IV accreditation.
  • 2018 – 2022: St. Anne’s greatly expanded services during this period, including opening the following:

         o Second surgical theatre
         o Dental Unit
         o Nutrition Unit
         o Eye Health Unit
         o Dialysis Unit
         o Psychosocial Counseling
         o Private Ward