Ngora Freda Carr Hospital has had a long-standing association with TDT, with a number of our committee members and supporters having worked there. During recent years the hospital experienced a sustained and significant downward trend in its ability to provide high-quality care to the 150,000 people it serves. But, thanks to a renewed interest in restoring the hospital to its former glory, 2015 proved to be a significant year!
A change of management structure and staff quickly reversed the trend. Rev Dr Janet White was appointed to oversee the restoration of the hospital, along with Rev Simon Omoding who operated as the administrator.
Within six months patient numbers had risen to around 4000 a month, providing the necessary finance to increase the quality of care. The number of staff increased to 3 doctors, 5 clinical officers, a permanent anaesthetic officer and 12 nurses. The quality of care has also rapidly improved, increasing the reputation of Ngora Fred Carr Hospital among the communities. This hospital has made an exceptional turn-around, thanks to the dedication and hard work of the new staff.
It now has the potential to play a significant role in providing quality health-care to the people of Teso, alongside the other health services in the area. The hospital is now working in cooperation with the Government run Maternity Unit, which is situated across the road, and the Nurses Training School next door. This enables a ‘joined-up’ approach to health services, and provides a strong foundation to further develop the hospital.
It continues to face challenges. Particularly it needs new beds and mattresses, and the hospital buildings are in desperate need of repair. There is also a need for a reliable water and power source, along with new medical equipment. TDT was pleased to be able to start supporting the development of this hospital again in October 2015, and we look forward to seeing Ngora Fred Carr become even better than it has been in the past!
To support the restoration and development of this hospital, please get in touch or donate now, mentioning Freda Carr Hospital!