Herona Hospital were delighted to receive a very special guest 2 weeks ago. Prof.Frederick.I.B.Kayanja Chancellor of Gulu University as well as many other accolades. He and Prof.Colin Green were friends in unversity in 1963 and met up again on Prof Green's recent visit. Prof Kayanja was very impressed with Herona Hospital and has promised to support us. We are extremely honoured and grateful to have him on board, we look forward to his next visit. Many thanks to Mr Godfrey Mu
Once again we would like to thank the Italian Corporation who last year donated the first scanner to the hospital. Now they have donated a GE ultrasound scanner with an endo vaginal transducer and a curve linear transducer this will help with diagnosis of complicated obstetric and gynaecological emergencies , it will also help in health camps, quick scans during ward round and out re9aches. This has been possible through the Mantellate sisters servants of Mary, the same siste
Complete blood counts (CBC) are done to monitor overall health, to screen for some diseases, to confirm a diagnosis of some medical conditions, to monitor a medical condition, and to monitor changes in the body caused by medical treatments. For patients who need blood transfusion, a blood count may be used to get data which would help plan an amount of treatment.
This makes the CBC a vital piece of equipment but they are extremely expensive and starting at over £3000 most c
Ugandan ministry of health statistics indicate that each year 200,000 babies are born before they reach the 37th week of gestation. This number is responsible for 31% of Uganda’s national neo-natal deaths. Previously we have been referring neo-natal babies to other hospitals with the relevant equipment, but with delays many babies die on the way. It is on record that very few hospitals have functioning incubators. With this equipment, neonatal deaths will reduce in the area.
Our good friends and dental hygienists from the UK, Mandy, Carole and Carolyn not only volunteered their time, paid all their expenses, taught children dental hygiene, screened children, assisted Herona dentists with over 400 extractions and bought tooth brushes for many schools, they bought with them in their suitcases a lot of dental equipment. This equipment has greatly increased the services provided at Herona Hospital Ltd.
Now available at Herona and the only dentist i
Many people have messaged asking about the premature baby at Herona, offering help and enquiring on the health of the baby. I am more than delighted to say that the baby arrived safely at Naggalama Hospital, 30 km away and after being in an incubator for just a few days the baby has improved and is even being held by the mother.
Thank you to everyone, there were numerous people ready to help and I am grateful to everyone.
For one friend Helen Beattie the mother of prematur
As always I would like to thank Barbara Sedassy and the Jonny Rhythm Foundation. Barbara has been a constant support and help with all the projects in Uganda including Herona Hospital. Barbara organised people to knit for Herona babies. Many knitters are from the Pop in group in Chesham, they really knitted a vast number of jerseys and blankets, and there are knitters at Cedars Retirement Village. Not only did she organise the knitters but she also helps box up, and pay for s
Today we had a premature baby at Herona.
Luckily we have the baby warming lamp and oxygen, there are no other hospitals or clinics in the area with those facilities. Sadly we do not have an incubator so the baby has had to be referred. The ambulance was only £10 (50,000 UGX) to Naggalama hospital but the parents didn't have that money. Luckily I was here to be able to help them with the ambulance but the ambulance is not equipped. Hasifa a Herona senior nurse has gone with t