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Hospital Project

Nurse watching over hospital patientNandom Hospital

Nandom Hospital is situated in the Upper West Region of Ghana, West Africa. The area is remote with poor roads and is a 3-day drive from Accra. The local community are poor subsistence farmers who rely totally on their crops for survival.

A Team of Doctors, Dentists and Nurses first visited the hospital in June 2005 and presented 2,000 bed sheets. The new dental suite in useLengthy discussions were held with the Hospital Doctor and managers about the needs of Nandom and the team from Northampton formulated a 5-year action plan.

 The hospital was run-down and basic equipment was scarce. Only 11 nurses worked at the hospital, all were elderly with little formal training.  There was 1 Doctor who worked 24/7 and the area was neglected by the government, despite a catchment population of 200,000.

Achievements so far:

Hopes for the future:

For more about the work of our dental surgeons on our last visit in 2007 please see the article written for the BBC website at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7115662.stm by our very own Lily Canter.