The governmental hospital is located at Independence Drive in Banjul and is with over 540 beds as the biggest state-of-the-art hospital. It was originally built under British colonisation of Africa in 1853. The operation of Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) was improved with the help of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny in 1903.

The Hospital’s name was extended to Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital in the late 1990s, since it became part of the newly founded faculty of medicine of the University of the Gambia and therefore includes the training of medical doctors and other medical professions. The first 15 students started schooling in November 2002 at RVTH. The Hospital is further more participation in international research-studies concerning the fight against malaria and hepatitis.

Chief Medical Director
The position of the Chief Medical Director (CMD) is the equivalent to the Director General is some institutions. He is responsible for the day –to-day running affairs of the hospital, he has a team that helps him to carry out the tasks known as Management Team.
He always consult with his management team on major issues concerning about the day-to-day affairs of the hospital issues. He also hold regular periodic meetings with his management team as well.
Apart from management team, the CMD is essentially helped by the heads of departments and units in executing major functions of the hospital as well, who are very vital for his success.