上海楼凤OM

Bridge for Peace wraps up medical mission at Linden Hospital

first_imgThe Bridge for Peace: RaphaEl Medical Mission team has wrapped up yet another successful medical mission at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The team commenced services on April 7 and ended on April 14, with the aim of providing specialty surgical services, including Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and gynaecology during the one-week trip. The team included three surgeons, an anaesthesiologist, two nurse anaesthetists, an internist, and approximately five nurses (operating room, recovery and clinic).Dr Kevin Braat, an ENT surgeon from South Hampton, New York, returned to the Hospital for his third visit to the Region in the past two years with the team. According to information from the medical team, Dr Braat conducted daily clinics at the medical institution where he performed a variety of surgical procedures at the LHC Theatre on both children and adults.The team has reported that hearing loss was the most common condition which Dr Braat encountered during the week, with some patients being assisted by simple ear cleaning while many others were found to be in need of the additional assistance of hearing aids.The Public Health Ministry recently partnered with Starkey Hearing Aid company to provide hearing aids in Guyana free of charge. Patients are encouraged to take advantage of this service by making an appointment with the LHC Audiology Department for testing and more information. According to Denroy Tudor, Coordinator at the International Desk at the Public Health Ministry, the Ministry is elated to have partnered once again with the Bridge for Peace: RaphaEl Medical Mission.“This Government has recognised the importance of the continuance of such initiatives for they assist in relieving some of the health ailments facing our Guyanese people…Their medical professionals have expertise within internal medicine; obstetrics/gynaecology (OB/GYN); pre-op and post-op services and ENT specialists,” he noted.Bridge for Peace: RaphaEl Medical Mission completed its first surgical mission trip at the LHC in October 2016.The team comprised four physicians and four nurses, specialising in the areas of Anaesthesia, ENT, Internal Medicine, and OB/GYN. The project received approval and licensing from the Health Ministry.last_img read more