Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), formerly The Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) is a 547-bedded tertiary hospital built in 1853 by the British Government. This hospital has served as the principal hospital of the Gambia over the years, gaining legal status and accreditation as the only Teaching hospital in 2006. In 2013 the hospital was renamed Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. EFSTH offers consultant /general services in the following clinical disciplines: including Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Radiology (including CT Scan), Physiotherapy and Pharmacy services. EFSTH also operates the only Psychiatric hospital (Tanka-Tanka Psychiatric hospital) and Tuberculosis Sanatorium units in the country both located some distance from the main EFSTH premises in Banjul. The EFSTH Polyclinic, located some 200 meters away, provides essential primary care services as well as dental services for the whole country.
EDWARD FRANCIS SMALL TEACHING HOSPITAL (EFSTH)
To Transform EFSTH into a world class health care facility by hiring and retaining high calibre staff, establishing and observing standards of the highest quality of health care teaching and learning, maintaining an environment of tranquility cordial for both learning and recuperation
MANAGEMENTThere is a governing body known as Hospital Management Board headed by a Chairman. The Chairman of the Hospital Management Board is Dr. Adama A. Sallah. Chief Medical Director (CMD is responsible for the day to day management of the hospital supported by the Hospital Management Committed and the Medical Advisory Committee. The present CMD is Dr. Ahmadou L. Samateh who is a Consultant Surgeon.
Chief Medical Director
Professor Ousman Nyan is The current CMD of EFSTH. He has assended the position in 2020 replacing Dr. Ahmadou Samateh who is elivated to the Minister of Health.He is being deputiesd by Dr. Charles Robert who was the head of Department of Surgery until his appointment.
Deputy Chief Medical Director
Dr. Charles Roberts is the current DCMD, he is a surgeon by profession. He has been the head of Surgical Department until his appointment as Deputy Chief Medical Director.
Director of Administration & HR
Mr. Malang Ndong is the Director of Administration and HR. He was appointed in 2015 upto date. He is a clinician by profession.
The Chief MatronMrs. Horeja Saine is the Chief Matron . The Chief Matron is the head of the Nurrsing department of the hospital. She was appointed in 2018 as the Chief Matron.