Bansang Hospital Appeal

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4 The Leys,Orlingbury
NN14 1JE

01933 679001

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The object of the Bansang Hospital Appeal is to provide material, financial & in-kind support to the hospital & the people of the surrounding area. The projects focus area is the Central & Upper River regions of The Gambia, West Africa. The hospital serves 500,000 people, many of whom travel from as far as Mali, Guinea & Senegal. The Bansang Hospital Appeal assists through the ongoing provision of medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, humanitarian aid, along with the sponsorship of staff and volunteers from the UK.

We have built & equipped an 80 bed children's unit. Running on solar power, it includes seperate medical, surgical, malnutrition, neonatal & play therapy rooms.

We have sent 50 containers of supplies. equipment & pharmaceuticals.

Renovated & extended the old children's ward to provide a ground floor 43 bed female ward.

Pharmacy department refurbished, extended & an extensive covered seating area.

Main operating theatre has been refurbished, two additional theatres & an obstetric theatre built.

Buit & designed sustainable cooking facilites.

New sewers & sanitary ware throughout the hospital.

New build maintenance unit.

Converted the old female ward into a conference centre & administration offices.

Provision of 8 oxen, tractor trailer & farm implements to support the innovative hospital farming project.

Re-wired hospital and installed LED lights.

Retention of staff is an urgent requirement & the key to the ongoing success of the hospital. We are addressing this urgent need in phases, with the current capital expenditure projects focussing upon the provision of decent staff accommodation. To this end, we have refurbished 44 staff units, along with the complete renovation of the old colonial house that sits on the hospital land. The latter facility now provides bedsitting & guest rooms for staff 7 visiting volunteers, as well as a community hall & library. The charity places a keen emphasis upon long-term project sustainability.

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