Thank you Jasmine for the donation at Christmas. We were able to buy 4 new hospital beds and mattresses for phase 1 of Herona Hospital.
We are now up to capacity (18) beds which are regularly full. The aim is to complete phase 2 which will give Herona over 50 beds.
Hospital beds are free to patients at Herona.
Although the standard is high, we aim to keep the cost as low as possible.
Thanks to a generous donation we were able to get all new mosquito nets for all the beds at Herona. After a dash around Kampala everyone now can spend the night without fear of mosquitoes. Garvin also designed and printed hospital bed numbers for easy identification.
2 more babies born at Herona, we are in urgent need of a full c-section kit as it is becoming known where to come in the area. A big thank you again to all those who are knitting in the UK, please keep the jumpers, blankets and hats coming and baby grows. The mothers are so happy and grateful to receive some have been moved to tears, so thank you everyone.
Thanks to Jasmine's tea party in December we were able to buy an oxygenator from eBay and send it to Herona. It was sent by air through Salabed, this is more costly than by sea but takes only 10 days. It is working very well and it has all ready been used in 3 or 4 operations. Other than buying and sending the oxygenator there was enough money left over to send other donated items including a printer and flat screen monitor by air and towels and a wheelchair by sea which shou