Freetown, Sierra Leone — August 2, 2023
In a heartwarming initiative aimed at improving patient care and comfort, the Senior Matron of Connaught Hospital, Fatmata Kanja-Jalloh, expressed her gratitude as she received a generous donation from TOSHPA. The donation has enabled the replacement of bedside fans and ceiling fans in Ward 6, significantly enhancing the conditions for patients and healthcare staff.
Connaught Hospital, one of Sierra Leone’s prominent medical facilities, plays a pivotal role in providing critical healthcare services to the local community. However, in recent times, the limited availability of functioning cooling systems in Ward 6 had been a concern, especially during the scorching summer months.
The much-needed support from TOSHPA has brought renewed hope and relief to the patients and staff alike. The replacement of bedside fans and ceiling fans has resulted in a significant improvement in the overall environment of Ward 6. Patients can now experience a more comfortable stay, crucial for their healing and recovery process. Moreover, the cooler atmosphere has also positively impacted the working conditions for the dedicated healthcare professionals in the ward.
Speaking at the donation ceremony, Senior Matron Fatmata Kanja-Jalloh expressed her deep appreciation to TOSHPA for their thoughtful contribution. She stated, “We are immensely grateful to The One Small Step Humanitarian Project Africa for their compassion and support. The new fans have already made a remarkable difference, providing much-needed relief to our patients, some of whom are dealing with challenging health conditions. This gesture not only improves the physical environment but also instills a sense of care and empathy among our patients, knowing that others are thinking of their well-being.”
TOSHPA, a reputable charitable organization, has been committed to promoting health, education, and community development in Sierra Leone. Their tireless efforts in bringing positive change to underserved regions have earned them widespread recognition and appreciation.
The donation ceremony was attended by hospital staff, representatives from TOSHPA, and local authorities. The event marked not only a significant improvement in the facilities of Ward 6 but also served as a testament to the power of collective efforts in making a difference in the lives of others.
As the fan replacements usher in a breath of fresh air for Ward 6, the hope is that this gesture will inspire more individuals and organizations to come forward and contribute to the betterment of healthcare facilities in Sierra Leone and beyond. Together, we can take small steps towards creating a brighter and healthier future for all.