24 Mar VIDEO: New leprosy ward opens for patients
The new leprosy ward at Green Pastures Hospital is now open and welcoming patients, as INF continues to build on our 70-year history of serving people with leprosy.
John Reynolds, CEO of INF/UK, is currently in Nepal and has recorded a short video from the Eileen and Betty Centre when he visited just a day after it opened to patients. Watch it below or click here:
In addition to the Government of Nepal’s financial contribution, the ward’s construction has been funded thanks to the generosity of INF/UK supporters like you in response to last year’s Today in Nepal and over the past 12 months.
The 30-bed ward, named in honour of INF pioneers Eileen Lodge and Betty Bailey, is home to quality care and treatment for people affected by leprosy across western Nepal, providing multi-disciplinary services under one roof. It will provide inpatient nursing care for about 300 patients each year.
The dignity and compassionate care for people diagnosed with leprosy, which are hallmarks of INF’s hospital services at Green Pastures, will continue to help people who still face the stigma and discrimination which can create barriers to social inclusion and financial security.
Thank you for your support to help build the future of leprosy care at Green Pastures.