Entries by Support Team

MSG project Physio Department finished

Beginning of June 2021 Mr Chungu Mutale, project manager of St Francis’ Hospital sent in his final report on the MSG project ‘Renovation/rebuilding of the Physiotherapy Block’. The Zambia contractor, Top Firm, did an excellent job. The project was finished well within time and budget. The close cooperation between the project manager of St Francis […]

Third Wave in Zambia?

Ms Chaze Sibamba, Social Worker at St Francis’ Hospital reports: “Katete is fine and the weather is getting cold now, with the change in weather there have been reports on national TV that the covid cases are also increasing. Our worry and fear is that a third wave is imminent which reportedly is more serious. We […]

RIP Namushi Samutumwa

On May 25 Namushi Samutumwa died. She had been feeling unwell and returned to Katete from Lilongwe, Malawi, where she had only just finished her studies at Kamuzu College of Nursing (University of Malawi). She was operated on in the hospital, but sadly her condition was too serious. She died in the Intensive Care Unit, […]

Oxygen plant and solar power – please donate!

Both projects Oxygen plant and Solar power have made serious progress. Mr Andrew Cairns, Hon Treasurer/Trustee of the Friends of St Francis’ Hospital (FOSFKCT – Charity Regd no: 284717 ) reports: ‘The Oxygen Plant arrived at St Francis Hospital earlier this year and we have now paid for the gas’s distribution to the Intensive Care Unit, the […]

Robert Bleichrodt Burns Unit

Prof Dr Robert Bleichrodt, an eminent surgeon from the Netherlands, has worked at St Francis’ Hospital for years before his final retirement as a doctor. During his stay at the hospital he initiated the building of a Burns Unit where the complicated treatment of (major) burns can take place safely (infection is one of the […]

Partners meeting 2nd May

On May 2 a partners’ meeting was held via Zoom. 18 members of various partners in Scotland, England and the Netherlands joined in, listened to and actually saw the presentation of Dr Lalick Banda. The aim of the meeting was to establish how partners can join efforts, for example in the field of fundraising, and […]

MSG reports: Physio block nearly ready

On April 9 the Dutch MSG (stfrancishospital-msg.nl) received reports from project manager Mr Chungu stating the progress of building the new Physio Department. The reports show that the building is going quite according to schedule. The builder is the Zambian contractor Top Firm. The Dutch charity Wilde Ganzen (Wild Geese – English page) supported this […]

St Francis’ Hospital news bulletin no 2.-Read the news!

Here you can download the new issue of the St Francis Hospital Bulletin, the February/March issue. In this issue: the Muslim community in Eastern Province pledged materials to finish the building which is to house the brand new Oxygen Plant donated by the Friends of St Francis’ Hospital, the building of the new Physio Block […]

Oxygen plant at St Francis’ Hospital

Mr Andrew Cairns of the Friends of St Francis’ Katete Charitable Trust reports on 18 february 2021 that the oxygen plant has now arrived at St Francis’ Hospital.  The plant is located between York Ward, Theatre and the Laboratory.  The building to house the plant is under construction. Mr Cairns wishes to thank everybody who kindly […]