About National Hospital, Abuja The hospital started operations on September 1, 1999 as the National Hospital for Women and Children because it was originally established to tend to the needs of women and children in Nigeria and West Africa in a bid to reduce morbidity and death rate and to carry out extensive research into the peculiar causes of women and children- related diseases in Africa. In order for the majority of Nigerians to benefit from the services and modern equipment in the Hospital, the scope of its operation was expanded to accommodate male patients and it became the National Hospital, Abuja in May 2000. Safety There is no threat to security here. Things to Do Things to do at the hospital include, going to visit friends, family members or acquaintances who are either staff of the hospital or patients, go for routine medical checkups, give charity. What to Bring Before heading to National Hospital, Abuja, here are some helpful things to take along with you; extra pair of clothes, your medical reports and documents. Best Features The hospital centre has 200 beds, a residential estate with facilities that provides accommodation for 120 members of staff. Best Time to Visit National Hospital, Abuja The hospital is open all day so it can be visited at any time. Most Common Visitors The most common visitors are health workers, family of staff and patients. Why You Should Visit Give charity and visit sick friends.