01 November 2021
Spire Wellesley Hospital are pleased to support the Better Lives Foundation (BLF) by providing them with an operating microscope that was to be replaced within our Hospital. Rather than the equipment going to landfill, we are very happy to donate this to a fantastic organisation where we know it will be put to good use.
Better Lives Foundation is a UK registered charity that works to better people’s lives in Sierra Leone. They build sustainable futures for communities by providing medical care and education.
The Wellesley equipment is destined for pastures new in the Yonibana Sai Hospital in Sierra Leone, which was constructed and opened in 2009. It is a fully-equipped hospital with theatre, dental room and optical service and is the only hospital in Sierra Leone that provides free care for all regardless of age.
The charity which is made up of 24 medical camps, 21 in Sierra Leone and three in India, is supported by a team of international volunteers who offer their services completely free of charge. These include a wide range of medical professionals who give up their time and cover their own travel, accommodation and living costs while on location.
Since 2006 the Better Lives Foundation have treated in excess of 83,000 patients.
Mrs Devi Patel, Founder and Managing Director of the Charity said ‘We are overjoyed and extremely grateful to the team at Spire Wellesley Hospital for the generous donation of an Operating Microscope for our Yonibana Sai Hospital in Sierra Leone. This kit will play a vital role in surgeries, allowing individuals with eye problems to remain independent to work and provide for their families’.