Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) has made a life changing donation to the main hospital of Sierra Leone with a staff member making the journey to her home country to donate the medical equipment to Kambia Hospital.
Spinal Injuries Unit Enrolled Nurse, Sallay Kamara, was crucial to the donation having started her nursing career at the Hospital.
“The donations were received perfectly, it’s a big thing to be able to assist them as they really need it.
“The Matron of the hospital had just received message that a fuse blew in the theatre lamp then we arrived with a new lamp along with other much needed supplies,” said Sallay.
Along with the theatre lamp, the donation included an ultrasound machine, three ventilators, eight defibrillators, four ECG machines and other supplies.
“At the hospital, they don’t have mattresses, lockers, they only have sticks tied to the end of the bed to hold the IV drips.
“The maternity ward has one coal pot used for sterilisation which makes me very sad. I know what they need and it’s great to be able to provide some things for them.”
Rehabilitation Nurse Manager, Rob Moloney, said it was great to be a part of something so significant.
“At PAH, we have an ongoing initiative that allows us to donate second hand or end-of-life medical supplies to places most in need.
“This donation was extra special given the importance for Sallay; to see how excited the town were to receive the donation was just incredible.”
This is the second donation to Kambia Hospital from PAH with hopes further donations will be made in the future.
“It makes me very happy that we were able to help my home town at such a crucial time of rebuilding,” said Sallay.