THE League is very happy to be involved with the seventh mission to
support a hospital in Ghana, and has presented £1,000 from the funds we
presented a cheque to Mr Magdi Hanafy - a consultant surgeon at the
hospital and the force behind Leighton's involvement with 'Operation
Hernia' - in March
We were involved with some of the earlier projects and have organised
regular raffles to support the cause.
The hernia initiative involves several hospitals in the UK and an
increasing number of procedures are being carried out in Ghana each
The staff in the League of Friends' hospital shop in
the main reception hall of the hospital are currently running a raffle
to help to support the cause.
sixth mission involved seven members of staff from Leighton, headed up
by Mr Hanafy, who were joined by staff from Northampton, Hampshire and
The Leighton staff collected and packed 40 boxes filled with donated
and purchased medical equipment to take out to Ghana with them - the
year before they took only 25 boxes. There was a great deal of support
for the team with both donations and equipment.
When they arrived at Ghana they inaugurated the third operating
theatre and started to operate on their
first day there. They had a rota that, along with the nurses, they
rotated between each theatre, seeing out-patients and visiting the
The conclusion of this mission was that this was yet another
"life-changing experience". The life of both providers and recipients of
care will never be the same again.
The waiting lists of patients for 2013 and 2014 procedures were
carried out in previous years were: 2009, 191; 2010, 206; and 2011, 280.
Janet Farrell, Chairman