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21/03/2019 | Press releases

Cyclone Idai: Hospital team sends thoughts to Mozambique colleagues

Colleagues from Ipswich Hospital and Central Hospital, Beira, in 2016.
Colleagues from Ipswich Hospital and Central Hospital, Beira, in 2016.

Our Ipswich Hospital team has been working with the Central Hospital in Beira, Mozambique, for almost two decades.

We are sending all our thoughts to the Beira hospital team and everyone affected by Cyclone Idai.

Please donate if you can to help the UN Crisis Relief team provide life-saving food, medical supplies and shelter. https://crisisrelief.un.org/Mozambique-flash-appeal?utm_source=twitter-post&utm_medium=social

The Disasters Emergency Committee has also set up an appeal for donations.

The Ipswich team’s long-standing partnership with the teams in Mozambique began in 2001 when diabetes consultant Prof John Day (now retired) started a charitable trust to develop the medical school at the University of Mozambique.

The Central Hospital was established and there has since been several trips from Ipswich to share knowledge and training to improve patient safety. Most recently, colleagues involved included senior pharmacist Sarah Cavanagh, retired surgeon Peter Donaldson, nurse Caroline Vergo and theatres governance colleague Derek Bartle.

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