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I will be volunteering on the Africa Mercy the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship that provides free medical care to some of the world's poorest people. The ship has 6 operating theatres, a CT Scanner and 4 wards, 65 beds and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on-board.
In October 2019 I will be off to Dakar, Senegal for 2 weeks as an anaesthetist. This involves being able to give a safe anaesthetic using the resources available and caring for the sickest adults and children in ICU. I will also be involved with teaching and supporting junior anaesthetists.
It has been a dream of mine to serve with Mercy Ship and use my skills to help provide life changing operations to adults and children where they wouldn't normally have access to such healthcare. There is a wide variety of surgical and medical conditions I will encounter and in the operating theatre maxfax, ENT, orthopaedics, general surgery and plastics will predominate as well as taking care of patients in ICU.
To give treatment free of charge the ship relies on monetary donations and people volunteering their time and expertise. I am raising money to help provide anaesthetic services for more life changing operations and buy teaching materials to help the education of local health professionals.
Please visit the website to see the amazing work Mercy Ships do. www.mercyships.org.uk
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Felicity Avann7 days ago
The ship has now docked in Dakar, Senegal 🇸🇳
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Gran and Grandad
Sep 16, 2019
With all our loveGran and Grandad x
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 15, 2019
We are very proud of you. Enjoy another amazing experience. Look after yourself. Lots of love, Mum and Dad XX
Sri & Remi
Sep 13, 2019
What incredible support you're providing!
Sep 8, 2019
Best of luck
Sep 6, 2019
I hope you have an amazing time. Lots of love from Martyn and the boys 😺
Aug 19, 2019
Enjoy the experience.
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