Friday, 29 July 2011

Statement on behalf of the family of General Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu


26 July 2011

Statement on behalf of the family of General Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu


We have been requested by the family of General Odumegwu-Ojukwu to clarify newspaper reports regarding his health and stay as a patient at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The Royal Berkshire Hospital is one of the largest acute hospitals in the NHS and is nationally and internationally renowned for its high standards of care, using the very latest treatments and clinical equipment available.

General Odumegwu-Ojukwu was admitted as an emergency patient from the Lynden Hill Clinic. He was suffering from a chest infection for which he received treatment. His condition is stable.

Contrary to reports published in a number of newspapers, the General has not suffered any further strokes since being admitted to hospital. He is not on a life support machine and has not been on one at any time while a patient in the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

His family wish to thank the staff of the Royal Berkshire Hospital for the care being provided for the General whose treatment is being funded as a private patient.

Any further media enquiries should be directed to the Public Relations Department but further statements will only be issued at the request of the General’s family.


Joe Wise
Public Relations Manager
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0118 322 6900
E-mail: joe.wise@royalberkshire.nhs.uk