Medics from Northwick Park Hospital travel to Ghana to provide medical care
PUBLISHED: 12:54 14 October 2016 | UPDATED: 13:01 14 October 2016
Staff from Northwick Park Hospital have flown out to Ghana to provide care for patients which might otherwise be unavailable.
Eight members of clinical staff flew out to St Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Jirapa today at their own expense for a week long stay.
The team are working in support of the charity N-GHASaid (Northwick Park Ghana Hospitals and School Aid) and will run clinics and perform surgery that would otherwise be unavailable.
N-GHASaid is a registered charity established in 2011 by staff working in the anaesthetic department of Northwick Park Hospital in Watford Road, Sudbury.
Dr Mike Brunner, consultant anaesthetist at the hospital, said: “The charity has equipped an operating suite at St Joseph’s Hospital which is now fully functioning. Information about our visit is being broadcast on local radio and shared via churches so our team will be working flat out for the week we are there.
“While in Jirapa we will also assess other hospital projects, including a new maternity block which has equipment and 30 beds supplied by N-GHASaid, and be holding meetings with hospital management to discuss future projects.”
In addition to supporting St Joseph’s Hospital the charity provides humanitarian and educational aid to Guo, a village 20km north of Jirapa. The educational support is to the village kindergarten, middle and high school.
For information about N-GHASaid visit n-ghasaid.org.