Too many patients and not enough beds
A patient would arrive in the emergency department at Guinebor II urgently requiring treatment, but there was no ward bed for them.
‘What do I do?,’ asked one doctor.
‘Do I keep them on the floor in the emergency department?
‘Do I send them home knowing that I am not able to give them the level of care that they need?
‘Or do I search around the wards trying to find someone I can send home so that I can offer them a bed?’
It’s a decision no doctor wants to face.
MAI supporters respond
Thankfully, doctors at Guinebor II don’t have to face this dilemma anymore.
A new 20-bed women’s ward at Guinebor II was opened to patients on 5 July 2023, following a dedication ceremony the previous day.
The new ward especially benefits mothers, with 9 beds reserved for sick antenatal and postpartum patients, helping the hospital work towards meeting the World Health Organisation guidelines on new-born and maternal care.
All this was made possible by MAI supporters who responded generously in our Spring and Twice Gold appeals in 2022 to the desperate need to build a new ward.
‘The new ward will allow us to treat many more patients for many more years to come,‘ says General Manager, Gareth Shrubsole.
‘We can now offer our women patients a ward environment which is more pleasant, cooler and less crowded than what they would find in most hospitals here in Chad.’
‘Please continue to pray that God will bless all those who work at Guinebor II Hospital and all who come here for medical care: that they may receive complete physical, mental and spiritual health and healing.’