30th August, 2016
A huge thank you to Kerry Clifford-Taylor, and her generous family and friends for raising money for Interface Uganda at Cameron’s baptism.
Cameron was born with a cleft lip and palate, and had surgery to repair it by Marc Swan (one of our trustees) at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford. She was also cared for by Jane Sibley, the cleft lip and palate specialist nurse, who went out to Uganda with Marc Swam earlier this year to [...]
Splinting case stories 2016
29th August, 2016
Rhonah Asinguza, an occupational therapist at CoRSU hospital has just compiled these stories for us, showing how the splinting material we regularly send out is helping patients. Here are 2 of the stories – to read her full account, please click here.
JK is a 2month old baby with erbs palsy. After assessment, splinting was recommended and a SUPER splint issued out and therapy exercises for the left arm were instructed to the attendant. Monitoring of the child’s growth and [...]
More feeding bottles for babies at CoRSU
20th August, 2016
Jane Sibley (cleft nurse specialist in Oxford) went out to CoRSU hospital in Uganda in March, and helped with the feeding of babies born with cleft lip and palates. She has been keeping in touch with the nursing staff in CoRSU, who found the soft, squeezable bottles really useful. She has bought more bottles and teats for Tim Goodacre (chairman and trustee of Interface Uganda, and Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford) to take out to CoRSU [...]
Tess Pearce (nurse from ICU, Exeter). Her experience in Uganda.
17th August, 2016
Tess Pearce is a nurse working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at The Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. She went to work at CoRSU hospital for 6 weeks earlier this year, and has written a blog about her her experiences. Her full account can be read by clicking here.
Here are a few paragraphs from her blog:
I’ve really enjoyed my first few days at the hospital working with the nurses. The nurse in charge (Halima) and I [...]