Ngora Freda Carr Hospital is a rural Private Not for Profit Hospital located in Ngora District in Teso, North Eastern Uganda. The hospital was founded in 1922 as a small medical mission with a donation from a Mr Ernest Carr in memory of his daughter Freda who had died in East Africa.
Teso Development Trust has had a long-standing relationship with Freda Carr Hospital over the years, with a number of our committee members and supporters having worked there. The Hospital particularly flourished during the 1980s when the Surgeons’ Association, and Flying Doctors’ service, used to operate from the hospital which had its own airstrip. However, for a few years from about 2010 – 2015 the hospital experienced a downturn and for a number of reasons become dilapidated and a shadow of its former self.
But, thanks to a change of management structure and staff in 2015, the trend began to be reversed. The quality of care has rapidly improved, increasing the reputation of Ngora Freda Carr Hospital and TDT felt able to re-establish the support it had been necessary to put on hold. This hospital has made an exceptional turn-around, thanks to the dedication and hard work of the new staff. The current Medical Director Dr Amos Odiit did his initial doctors training at the hospital and is very invested in trying to return it to it former good standing.
Over the last few years TDT has been able to help the hospital with the set up of a dental clinic, getting the x-ray lab and laboratory up and running again and providing an initial re-stocking of the pharmacy.
Over 2020 and 2021 TDT provided funds to purchase a small supply of desperately needed new mattress and blankets and to re-establish the supply of running water to the wards. This involved reconnecting the electicity supply to the hospital/ water pump and the installation of an additional 10,000 litre water tank for storage.
In 2023 the hospital continues to thrive and is making steady progress in re-building itself. They are slowly managing to repair damaged ceilings in the wards and have purchased one or two solar batteries to support key equipment during power cuts. Construction of the incinerator for which TDT most recently sent funds is still in progress.
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