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Mbingo Hospital Emergency Department

Two views of the Out Patient Department
to be upgraded as an Emergency Department

The hospital is located in a rural area of the Northwest Region of Cameroon. It has 310 beds including an array of surgical, orthopedic, general medical, infectious disease/isolation, pediatric, maternity and chronic wound care beds. There is no ambulance service in this area of Cameroon and the hospital daily receives patients suffering from serious medical conditions such as heart failure, diabetes and HIV/AIDS with serious infection. It also receives a high volume of vehicular trauma, as well as many surgical cases such as bowel obstruction or perforation, many forms of cancer and now frequent gunshot wounds as well. There is no emergency department. All patients arrive by private vehicle, taxi or on foot and present to the Outpatient Department which is not equipped, staffed or built to handle major cases requiring emergency treatment or resuscitation. One way or another these critical patients are moved to a medical ward, the OR or the ICU for their initial assessment, stabilization and treatment causing unnecessary and dangerous delay. This also causes disruption to the operation of these areas of the hospital.

These are specific and ongoing needs at this time:

The hospital is in desperate need of an Emergency Department and is planning to renovate the Outpatient Department and transform it into an Emergency Department in order to better serve the patients it receives. The estimated cost for this project is CDN $61,000. This project is under the control and guidance of Dr. Charles Ricketson MD FRCP, Emergency Medicine, Vice President, For We Care – Mbingo ER

Please go to our Donations Page to see the methods that you can use to help with these funding needs.

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