Haiti Hospital Appeal

Helping to run one of the leading hospitals in North Haiti, we specialise in community health care, maternity, paediatric, and neo-natal care, and rehabilitation services for adults and children. Since 2006, we've been providing quality health care that is not restricted to the few, but is available to everyone. Working alongside the Haitian Government and grass root partners, we seek to empower a sustainable, inclusive and accessible health care service, driven by Haitian vision and staff. We are a Christian charity with a heart of compassion and a desire for justice. We choose to stand in the gap for the innocent and vulnerable as Jesus did, offering health care to all without any for...

Haiti Hospital Appeal
25 Coney Hill Road
West Wickham, Kent
United Kingdom
+44 20 8462 5256
http://www.haitihospitalappeal.org

Founder & CEO

Mr Carwyn Hill

Management Team

Carwyn Hill

Board of Directors

Ian Hamlin, Reninca Hill, Carwyn Hill, Jonnie Horner

Project Leaders

Barry Mann
Carwyn Hill

Mission

Helping to run one of the leading hospitals in North Haiti, we specialise in community health care, maternity, paediatric, and neo-natal care, and rehabilitation services for adults and children. Since 2006, we've been providing quality health care that is not restricted to the few, but is available to everyone. Working alongside the Haitian Government and grass root partners, we seek to empower a sustainable, inclusive and accessible health care service, driven by Haitian vision and staff. We are a Christian charity with a heart of compassion and a desire for justice. We choose to stand in the gap for the innocent and vulnerable as Jesus did, offering health care to all without any form of regional, religious, or economical discrimination.

Programs

There are several programmes that HHA conducts and administers in northern Haiti under three main banners which are, Maternity and Paediatric Care, Disability Care and Community Health Care. Maternity Unit - Our Maternity Unit provides specialist care to women across North Haiti. Through our community outreach work and mobile clinics, we identify the most high-risk women, and ensure they receive the support they deserve. Our Maternity facility is open 24/7 and has 22 inpatient beds, 2 delivery rooms, a surgical department for C-sections and other emergency surgical needs, and provides pre and post natal consultations, including ultra sound screening. We also offer vaccinations, HIV screening and support, family planning, education, vitamin distribution and much more. Paediatic Unit - Under the direction of our Haitian Medical Director, a highly respected Paediatrician in North Haiti, we've opened a new Paediatric unit which provides life saving care to the Northern regions. The Paediatric Unit is open 24/7 and provides inpatient and outpatient care to hundreds of children a month. Our inpatient ward has 15 beds, providing care for babies, children and teenagers. Our outpatient service provides general and specialised consultations, emergency support for trauma cases like road traffic accidents, and health education. The hospital is also part of the Haitian Ministry of Health's vaccination programme, and provides vaccinations to babies and children each month. It also offers two nutritional programmes, the first for severly malnourished children, and the other in partnership with The World Food Programme, which assists vulnerable families with food supplements.. Neonatal Unit - In April 2012 we opened a new neonatal facility which provides specialist care to premature babies across North Haiti. With state-of-the-art equipment, including 5 incubators and a phototherapy unit, paired with outstanding expert staff, we are one of a small number of facilities in Haiti that are able to provide life saving treatment to countless premature babies. Aside from assisting births within our Maternity Unit, the neonatal unit receives referrals from other facilities and the community, providing some of the most intensive and specialist care available in Haiti's second largest city. Mobile Outreach - We recognise that whilst specialist medical care in our hospital is important, so too is the need to reach women in the most isolated communities. In partnership with Konbit Sante, Direct Relief International and the Haitian Ministry of Health in North Haiti, we run outreach work and mobile clinics to a population of over 175,000 people. The mobile service provides access for women to pre and postnatal consultations, including laboratory tests, and assistance from a small mobile pharmacy that provides basic medications and distributes vitamins. The service also supports children, and provides health eduction to families on how best to care for their families, focusing on sanitation, nutrition, family planning and other community health needs. Aside from reaching women and children marginalised by their geographical location, the service also supports women isolated from health care in other ways. For instance, pregnant teenagers or victims of rape and sexual abuse often approach our mobile team for support, when they'd be too scared to approach a formal medical clinic. Women are then encouraged to attend our hospital or a government facility for more specialised follow up care. Maison de Benediction (House of Blessing) - In 2009 we opened Maison de Benediction, a respite centre which cares for children with physical and mental special needs. The centre provides individual programmes for each child based on the needs of their family, providing health care, physiotherapy, food, music, crafts, sports and other related activities to enhance the children's life. We empower families to care for their children within the family structure, helping to avoid parents feeling forced to abandon their children. We also have a Community Based Rehabilitation team who work within the community advocating on behalf of those families who have children with disabilities. The team provides support for families, run community integration events, and education conferences for schools, faith groups, organisations etc. Over 130 families are supported through this work, the only programme of its kind in North Haiti. Rehabilitation Centre - Thanks to the United Nations, The Swiss Paraplegic Foundation, Healing Hands for Haiti Team Canada, and Konbit Sante, we opened a permanent Rehabilitation Centre in November 2011. The unit has a ward for 20 patients specialising in spinal cord injuries, severe strokes or paediatric disabilities. We also have a physiotherapy suite and occupational/vocational training room where inpatients can access a series of services including IT lessons, numeracy and literacy classes, jewellery lessons and more! We also provide care to outpatients with a varied range of disabilities each week. Lives have already been saved through this urgent work, which has been life transforming. People who arrived unable to walk or care for their basic needs have left walking, with great confidence and the ability to look after themselves, with some graduating from university, others starting families, finding full time employment, or even competing at the London 2012 Paralympics! Inclusive Sports Centre - Sport is known to be a fantastic tool to tackle stigma and social discrimination. Our new Inclusive Sports Centre officially opened on November 15th 2012, and is one of Haiti's first facilities dedicated to serving both those living with and without disability. Providing an inclusive and accessible facility empowers persons with disabilities, supporting their physical and emotional rehabilitation. It also challenges the misconceptions of disability within the community by overcoming negative stereotypes, and highlighting people's ability rather than their disability! The Centre is comprised of an outdoor multipurpose court, throwing field, and indoor state-of-the-art gym. It resides directly adjacent to our Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Center, the only center of its kind in Haiti's north region, which provides national support for persons with spinal cord injuries. The sports centre provides opportunities for adults and children to participate in recreational sport for fun, as well as competitive athletes, like London 2012 Paralympian, Leon Gaisli, who's now one of our sports coaches! Community Health Centre - In the aftermath of the earthquake in 2010, the centre provided 18,614 consultations to patients through out its different departments (not including HHA's cholera response) and has continued to grow through out 2012. The centre is staffed with Haitian medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, and pharmacists, who a part of a team of over 125 staff supported through HHA programmes. Our heart is to equip, empower and envision a sustainable Haitian led hospital, built upon the capacity and passion of our national staff. Aside from providing speciliast consultations including paediatric and maternity care, internal medicine, and emergency assistance, the clinic also supports the Haitian Ministry of Health, through the provision of life saving vaccines for a number of key illnesses/diseases in Haiti like diptheria and TB. Every month the centre also helps coordinate food distribution days in partnership with the World Food Programme, feeding up to 150 of the most at risk families. Community Outreach - Through the North Haiti Health Network, HHA help to fund a community outreach Doctor who travels each week by motor bike to 5 marginalised communities across the Northern departments. His service attracts hundreds of patients who receive consultations and health education. In the last few years this service has supported well over 5000 patients. In addition to this work we also partnered with Konbit Sante during the Cholera epidemic and established a network of over 55 cholera rally posts across Cap-Haitien, which provided community support for over 300,000 people. We also run a specialist mobile maternity and paediatric unit, which operates three times a month. Cholera Response - We've partnered with the Haitian Ministry of Health, MSF and others to open Cap-Haitien's largest cholera treatment centre, which has the capacity to provide inpatient care for up to 300 people, and treated over 11,000 patients in 2011. This centre is still open, and provides life saving treatment to people from across Cap-Haien. Ambulance - In 2009 we launched one of North Haiti's first and most accessible 24/7 ambulance services, which provides assistance to emergencies through out the Northern region. The 44 Toyota Landcruiser is able to access remote areas, and provides assistance to a range of critical health needs including obstetrical emergencies, road traffic accidents, cholera, and long distant referrals for complex cases to the Dominican Republic. The ambulance has also provided assistance to large scale emergencies including to the earthquake in 2010, and supported the Haitian Ministry of Health and United Nations. Whilst we focus on sustaining and running our current programmes, we are always looking at new programmes that we can implement or collaborate on.

Statistics on Haiti Hospital Appeal

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $1,000,000
  • Annual Budget for 2006: $108,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $1,500,000
  • Other funding sources: Donations from public and schools, Haitian expatiates and grant application USAID, Swiss Paraplegic Foundation, Baptist Missionary Society, White Ribbon Alliance, CBM,Direct Relief International
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian - no descrimination of patients treated

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