Andrews’ Race to the Stones

In July 2018 Andrew Souter will run 100km in the race to the Stones to raise money for Bwindi Community Hospital through REACH Bwindi. Here he shares his story… I have always been prone to the odd bout of insane foolhardiness and this year I have I’ve outdone myself – in July I shall be…

Taking flight: REACH Bwindi achieves charitable status!

The Trustees are delighted to announce that after much hard work, many forms and emails we are now an officially registered charity in England & Wales! We are awaiting the final processing of our gift aid application with HMRC and will keep you updated when we are successful! We would like to thank all our…

Easter wishes from Bwindi!

Bwindi Community Hospital write: We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Easter and to say thank you for all the support you give to us through your kind words, thoughts, visits and donations. We would also like to share with you the story of one our recent patients which inspired this Easter Appeal….

Theatre expansion

  The hospital is always developing and expanding. One of the most notable developments over the past year has been the new theatre building. The theatre has been extended at the back and is now almost double the size of what it was previously. Many surgical operations are done each week from planned prostate and…

New emergency room

  The hospital site changes year on year as the hospital grows and the services offered expand. Recently a new emergency room has been added to the outpatients block. The previous emergency room was very small which meant it was quite difficult to care for sick patients effectively. The new room is very spacious with…

Alcoholic Anonymous project success

From its inception five years ago, five Alcoholic Anonymous groups have grown up in the area surrounding Bwindi Community Hospital, and a sixth starting soon. Its first two groups are now self-sustaining, with the rest supported by community mental health nurses. Meetings include use of a breathalyser, mutual support and encouragement through prayer and testimonies….

Safe water

There have been many developments at the hospital over the past year. The hospital now has a water filtration system. This has been provided by General Electric (GE) partnered with Assist International, CARE Uganda, Emory University and Makerere University. The hospital and staff housing now has safe drinking water throughout. Diarrhoeal illnesses are one of…

Uganda Marathon – An Adventure Like No Other

Is anyone looking for an adventure this summer? Want to run 10k, a half marathon or full marathon in Uganda at the end of May?! REACH Bwindi has been offered the chance to have some charity places for the Uganda Marathon, the country’s largest public fundraising event! We just need to find some runners! Could…

Visit to BCH

Sarah and Ceri travelled to Uganda earlier this month to attend a wedding of a colleague from the hospital. They took the opportunity to spend a week at the hospital. It was wonderful to see many friends and colleagues again. It provided a useful time to meet with the hospital communications and fundraising team to…