This service started with the vision of Dr. Lionel Mills and has developed significantly over the last few years partly due to the dedicated work of Nancy Mwebesa, our Psychiatric Clinical Officer.
Our links with Cheshire and Wirral NHS Mental Health Trust have been a great encouragement as has the input of Dr. Maureen Wilkinson, Consultant Psychiatrist. We are the only non-government hospital in Uganda to run in-patient mental health services and are excited as we plan to build a new ward and day unit in the next 18 months.
This project is supported by Jamie’s Fund, a new UK charity set up in memory of a very special 4 year old – you can read the moving and inspirational story on the website below:
This new UK charity, launching 28th September 2013, is in memory of Jamie Devaney, a wonderful four year old boy. Jamie’s Fund has already helped Kisiizi with a vehicle for our Mental Health Community Clinics and outreach.
see also: post on Jamie’s Fund launch