On Saturday 26th January the next team will leave Poole on the seventh visit to Wau teaching hospital South Sudan. The arrangements for this trip (which was originally planned for last November), have been fraught with logistical problems, but everything is now in place for what we hope will be another very successful teaching and training visit to not only Wau hospital, but to two local schools of nursing. We are delighted to have secured a substantial two year grant from the Pharo foundation which will help facilitate the setting up of a Beacon recovery ward to care for the highest risk patients in the hospital. Preliminary discussions and work on this will take place during our visit.
We also take out all sorts of kit, some obsolete and some purchased by fundraising. All is very gratefully received by the team in Wau.
The team will Hilary Fenton-Harris, team lead/registered nurse, Dr Peter McEwan, consultant neonatologist, Judy Mella, surgeon, Sara Barton, Midwife and Abi Montgomery, registered nurse. All the team fundraise towards the trip which is carried out in their own time.
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