Joint charity festival on the 25th August at Paignton Cricket Club, with live music, BBQ, Beer tent and plenty of entertainment.
Ipplepen Cinema are showing a screening of Spielberg’s War Horse, but before the main feature there will be a special short slideshow presentation about the charity EGHO. There is also the opportunity to purchase Kenyan craft in support of the charity. Please see the article for more information.
Two nurses (Ellie Forbes and Hazel Robinson) who helped nurse training on the recent visit to Kenya have hosted a reciprocal visit to Torbay hospital last week.
Thank you from our Kenyan visitors During the course of last week, many of you will have seen or met with one or all of the four visiting clinicians from our partnership hospital in Nanyuki, Kenya. The four visitors were Dr David Njoroge, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Medical Superintendent and now Minister of Health for Laikipia […]
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 […]
The Primary Trauma Course is well underway in Kitale and everyone involved in both teaching and learning are thirsty for more.. A Lecture given by Dr Sylvester Mutoro Chief Superintendent of Kitale Hospital informs us of how over 100 trauma patients are seen everyday in Kitale and the team at the hospital have been wanting […]
On February 3rd 2013 the KOP team once again landed in Kenya to begin their first trip of the year to Nanyuki. Right from the off the team have indeed hit the ground running, seeing over 100 patients in clinic in the first 2 days, and 5 life changing operations have been performed already, with many […]
The ongoing success of EGHO and our projects continues to be applauded.. Our volunteers have been working hard to not only work on the projects but also to share their experiences, raise more awareness and encourage to get involved in working in the developing world. The KOP has been published in the December edition of […]
So a fabulous week has come to an end.. We have worked closely with our Kenyan counterparts, planned heavily for the trip around the corner in february and are bringing home innovative ideas and ways to improve.. who can help us do something different to make a difference? We are currently looking for sponsorship to […]
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 […]
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 […]
So the team arrived safely and soundly with all luggage and kit intact to Nanyuki.. We have already had an initial meeting with the Nanyuki District Hospital team to discuss plans for the week and long-term including the THET Grant and will be working closely with them from tomorrow to have an ongoing partnership for […]
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 […]
Three destinations, four hospitals, six courses run for over 150 delegates is a numerical summary of the GRASPIT teams work during the 10 days they were in Kenya, but doesn’t really convey the amazing success of this trip. During previous KOP missions it became apparent that Kenyan hospitals face the same challenges as the UK […]
Day 8 So day 8 of the trip, our last day in Nanyuki, and the official R&R day. And Lucy’s idea of R&R is for everyone to get up at 4am and for a select few to do a half marathon, at altitude, and on the equator! To be fair to her, Lucy and her […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]