Medics from Kenya visit Torbay Hospital

A party of four healthcare professionals from Nanyuki Hospital in Kenya are currently visiting Torbay Hospital in order to share learning and expertise. The visitors include Dr David Njoroge, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Medical Superintendent and now Minister of Health for Laikipia County, Dr Sammy Kilonzo, Consultant Paediatrician, Edward Kaibiria, Director of Nursing, and Stanley Mwangi […]

Team Talk work still flourishes in Kenya many months on..

The EGHO team are currently visiting Nanyuki and on their travels have been to various rural community clinics. On their way they visited the lovely children who were involved in the Team Talk project run by EGHO! Not only have the children continued integrating together, but more females have joined the school, excelled academically and […]

Nanyuki November Team visit Leparua Clinic

The November Nanyuki EGHO Team have been out and about visiting various places in preparation for their time at the Nanyuki District Hospital..   The Leparua Clinic is still going strong and a team photo shows the ongoing unity and hard working partnership between the two organisations..   Watch this space for more projects and […]

Concert for Kenya

The concert will feature performances from: •         Rejoice (a Torbay choir) •         Oldway Primary School Performing Arts Group •         Stagecoach Theatre Arts School •         plus special guest soloists Compere for the evening will be Palm FM’s Kevin Oates Tea, coffee & home baked cakes will be available during the interval (for which donations will be […]

Day 7

Day 7   So Friday came around, and our last day of operating, and there was a real feel of the last day of term.   Before the operating started today there was a large ward round where we managed to visit all our patients from the week who were still on the wards. It […]

Day 6

Another four patient list today, though the first two were quite short cases, which was fortunate as we couldn’t get the first patient to theatre as early as we would have liked. She was a 70 year old lady who had first come to theatre on day 2, when we could only fix one bone […]

Day 5

Over half way through our operating days now and we had a short day booked because George Mochama, the Chief Clinical Officer in the Hospital, had arranged some entertainment for us. This meant that we had just three patients on the list, the first of whom was a 65 year old man with a broken […]

Day 4

Another early start today, with a team brief at 8:40 and our first patient on the table by 9:10 again. He was a 22 year old man with a fractured wrist that he has had since March. His bones had set, but in a poor position which meant that her had only a small part […]

Day 3

Against all odds Christoph, one of the orthopaedic surgeons, managed to orchestrate an early start this morning, with a patient in theatre by 9:10. Our first case was a 36 year old lady with a nasty fracture of her forearm which, unusually for us, was just 3-4 days old. The operation required the insertion of […]

Day 2

Day 2   Our first full day of surgery, three cases today, the first lady had fractured both bones in her forearm, though due to an infection it was only possible to surgically fix her radius, the ulna was washed out as much as possible to arrest the infection and will be treated with antibiotics […]

Day 1

Firstly apologies for how late this is appearing. The internet connection at the hospital hasn’t been working for the first 4 days of the project, and so we are uploading a lot at once. All the posts have been written on the day in question though. The journey is finally over, after the best part […]