Andy Eadsforth, Hospital Director at Spire Cheshire Hospital has just returned from his fourth visit to Thailand where he carries out voluntary work with youngsters affected by HIV and Aids.
Andy Eadsforth, 29, was appointed director of Spire Cheshire Hospital in January – and he is the youngest hospital director to be appointed at any one of Spire’s 36 hospitals.
Andy was previously Operations Manager at the Hospital.
Andy volunteers at Sarnelli House which is made up of four different orphanages in Nong Khai in Northern Thailand. The orphanage houses more than 130 children and it was set up to cope with the AIDS problem in Thailand. Andy says that the atmosphere in the orphanage is “quite positive” as the children are well fed, given medical treatment and go to school.
On his first visit Andy helped with renovation work and painting at the orphanage, but now he provides education and entertainment. During his trips Andy runs English classes for the children and helpers and organises activities like fishing, cycling. basketball, football and water fights.