Mölnlycke Health Care are delighted to have been able to offer our support recently to SVJC Trust UK, with a donation of Biogel® surgical gloves for their medical mission to Dervan in India.
SVJC Trust UK is a voluntary organisation which began in 2006 with Dr Sanjay Deshpande recruiting a team of Surgical / Medical / Nursing / ODP / Midwifery specialists to voluntarily carry out procedures at a charity hospital in Dervan on the West Coast of India. The team use their own time and raise funds to help with flight costs and to send vital equipment to the hospital.
Mission participant Iain Thompson, Nurse Specialist in Spine and Scoliosis for The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says:
“I am sure that you understand that the availability of latex free surgical gloves in one of the poorest rural areas of India is extremely low. This has been my fourth trip to Dervan and I have had to source my own gloves for each occasion. Your very generous donation meant I could relax about sourcing them this year.”
Mr Thompson goes on to explain about the mission:
“During this year’s trip, the 10th annual visit by the team to BKL Walawalker Hospital, 189 surgical procedures were carried out by the team of 30 over the 6 days of our stay at the hospital. I was personally involved in:
- 13 Total Knee Replacements
- 2 Total Hip Replacements
- 2 Fractured Neck of Femur Operations
- 2 Lumbar Discectomies and
- 1 Lumbar Spinal Fusion
In addition to the surgical procedures we also had a radiologist who performs many procedures and nurses who provide education and support in Intensive Care and Acute/Chronic pain management. All of the team take on the role of educators, whilst at the hospital, to help improve care and standards in as many areas as possible. The team would not be complete without our bio-medical engineers who are constantly called upon to make running repairs to equipment around the various departments.”
Mölnlycke are proud to have played a small part in supporting the fantastic and inspirational work of SVJC Trust.
More information about their work can be found at www.topopdoc.com and www.walawalkarhospital.com