We are delighted to hear that Friends Day yesterday went really well and all of us in Kisiizi send our heartfelt thanks to all those who contributed to its success and for all who made the effort to attend. We know from experience that the day involves a lot of preparation and hard work so we do appreciate this, and are grateful too to Greyfriars Church in Reading for once again allowing us to use their excellent buildings.
Kisiizi was represented by Dr. Gabriel Okumu, our lead Consultant Surgeon and Deputy Medical Superintendent. Doreen has recently spent a week in Kisiizi and joined us as guest of honour at our 55th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service.
One of the strengths of the wider Kisiizi family is the breadth of interests represented from physiotherapy to hydro-electric generation, from the insurance scheme to obstetric emergencies… and it’s good that Friends come from all periods of the hospital’s 55 year history.
Alia Fry has worked very hard supporting our Infection Control and Patient Safety programmes and the Kisiizi Community Health Insurance Scheme.
David and Helen Baker served as junior doctors in Kisiizi for six months a few years ago and have been involved in some of our core planning groups.
Charles Swainson has worked for Kisiizi over many years in various capacities and was the lead engineer in the massiveprogramme to install our hydro-electric generator 4 years ago. This year he returned to help us with some crucial routine maintenance. He is seen talking with Eric Smith who also visited Kisiizi in 2013. It was Eric’s first time to actually see for himself the place for which he had faithfully prayed for 50 years!
Dr Philip Haynes and his wife Jocelyn have been faithfully organising Friends of Kisiizi Days since 1995 having worked in Kisiizi up to 1987.