UK Based Nurse Donates Surgical Materials To KATH

A Ghanaian nurse based in the United Kingdom (UK) has donated surgical materials worth 2,000.00 to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), in Kumasi. The items included various strengths of sutures, eye dressing pads, disposables and biopsy forceps amongst others. Mrs Gloria Dekyi, a senior theatre nurse at the Saint Helier Hospital in Carshalton, Surrey, UK, who made the donation, said her training and experience in nursing in Ghana where sometimes most of these materials have to be improvised to save lives in the theatre motivated her to bring them to Ghana. Together with her husband, the Reverend Chester Dekyi, they paid for the cost of conveying them to the country and this is the second time the couple was donating to the hospital. Mrs Patience Yeboah Ampong, Director of Nursing Services (DNS) of KATH, who received the items, thanked the couple for the gesture.