October 2017 visit to Lira
Poole Africa link news.
It’s time for another visit of Poole Africa links teams to Lira hospital and university in Northern Uganda.
For nearly nine years we have been working in Africa, initially with South Sudan and more recently in Northern Uganda at a newly formed University which is currently using the local hospital but has ambitious plans to develop a university hospital. The first stage of this is to train midwives and open a maternity unit at the University and these plans have been virtually realised.
Our teams will be teaching at both the University and the hospital in the town.
The first team leaves this Saturday led by Dr Antoinette McAulay consultant paediatrician, ably supported by Dr Judy Mella surgeon, Bruce Hopkins senior charge nurse ED, Dr Misbah Ismail consultant radiologist and Sarah Currell paediatric dietician.
The second team travel out two weeks later as team one return, led by Dr Frankie Dormon consultant anaesthetist, the other team members will be Dr Peter McEwan consultant neonatologist, Dr Shona Main SHO ED, Dr Will Denehan SHO ED, Julie Woodman senior midwife, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust, Dr Kate Golds specialist trainee obs. and gynae. QA Portsmouth and Jamie Pride IT consultant.
The many and diverse teaching skills of these teams will be a great asset in furthering the education of clinical staff at the hospital and students and tutors at the university. They will also be taking out small items of essential kit both purchased by the link, or donated from various sources as no longer needed.
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Hilary Fenton-Harris, Poole Africa link co-ordinator