At the beginning of March, Jamie’s Fund was delighted to support another mhGAP* Train the Trainers course. Healthcare workers from nine hospitals were equipped with the skills to teach their clinical colleagues to identify and treat routine forms of mental ill health. It is unfortunate that this has happened at this time when the world is closing […]
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In May we visited Kagando hospital in Western Uganda for the second time, having been there for the first time in November last year. They are only just beginning to establish a mental health service. I ( Dr. Maureen) spent the morning in clinic with Robert, psychiatric nurse, and George, a clinical officer. A mix […]
Over the last few years a lot of people have very generously donated to Jamie’s Fund and so, by the beginning of 2016, we were in a position to begin building a new mental health unit at Kisiizi Hospital. A British architect designed a very swish building but after lengthy discussions about the costs and […]
Hugh Burgess, Chair of Jamie’s Fund is taking three months away from his role as Priest in Charge of the Halkyn Mountain Parishes in North Wales to walk the 1500 miles to Santiago in Northern Spain, starting at the end of February 2016. He is also raising money for Jamie’s Fund while he walks. You […]
The contract for the construction of the new mental health centre at Kisiizi was signed on the 15th January, 2016 and a ceremony to mark the groundbreaking is planned for early February. We’ll post photos as soon as we have them. The contractor is an experienced builder with good references, based only about 25 miles away from the […]
Although there is great progress towards completing the building of the new Mental Health Unit at Kisiizi we still need your help to ensure that the building is completed and fitted out to the highest standard, so please don’t stop your fundraising efforts! It has taken longer to get to this point than we had […]
We set off from the guest house in Entebbe, Uganda in the cool of the morning and dropped down to the shores of Lake Victoria. Our bikes were loaded into a small boat and we puttered across the bay. We reassembled the bikes and panniers and set off down the dirt road on our journey […]
Jamie’s Fund has recently been mentioned in a number of newspaper articles. Links to two of these are given below. We’d be very interested to get any feedback you may have. http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/143444/jamie-s-charity-aid-for-ugandan-hospital.aspx http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/jamies-fund-flintshire-family-plan-8516624
It has been a busy year for Jamie’s Fund and time has flown since I visited Kisiizi in April. I recently met with the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership team who had not long returned from Kisiizi and had undertaken some great work there with the staff at Kisiizi Hospital. The team, headed by Dr Niall […]