Leading manufacturer of energy efficient medical, veterinary and dental lighting, Daray Ltd, are pleased to support Resurge Africa after supplying an SL 450 LED Theatre Light.
The charity who train and empower medical staff working in some of the world’s poorest countries to perform reconstructive plastic surgery, creating a brighter future for the huge number of children and adults affected by debilitating and disfiguring injuries and birth defects.
At the Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni, Sierra Leone, Resurge Africa are training staff for the country’s first reconstructive surgery unit. It’s a long and complex project, but it’s one that will have a lasting effect for the nation and its people, opening up access to healthcare and bringing hope to those who previously had none.
As part of this, Resurge Africa have applied successfully to the Jersey Overseas Assistance Charity (JOAC) for funding to build a new sterile services unit that would replace the current outdated and unsafe ‘laundry’.
Soiled ward and theatre linens are washed in cold water in buckets, and dried on railings or lines exposed to rain, dust and passing people. The new sterile services unit will serve the hospital’s vital operating theatre in the first instance but will benefit the whole hospital in the long term.
Work was set to begin – until the sudden and catastrophic appearance of the Ebola virus. Thankfully, the Ebola crisis is now abating, land has been secured for the unit next to the hospital and work is scheduled to begin by the end of the year.
This project will bring huge benefits to the Holy Spirit’s patients and staff, saving lives and marking a major step towards the creation of Sierra Leone’s first reconstructive surgery unit.
Beverley Mannin-Medine from the charity contacted us to say, “we’ve have just received photographs from Sierra Leone of the first surgical mission since the Ebola Virus broke out in 2014! As you will see from the attached photograph the marvellous Daray Theatre light arrived safe and sound and is in use!
My thanks to you all for your part in making this possible.”