New Chaplain for Helena Goldie Hospital

The hot weather continues despite a tropical storm last night that cooled the temperature for a short while. It has been a much quieter week-end after another busy week. 2 patients went by plane to Honiara on Friday, including one of our nurses with fever and fluid in her lung, which had not responded to treatment. The canoe also went to Gizo with 2 antenatal mothers. Friday is always a busy day for me as the island people take the opportunity of market transport to come to hospital. I have given up trying to get there myself, but managed a quick trip on Wednesday, when I was able to re-stock.
Our new Chaplain is now well established and very active in the hospital and compound. He lost his right arm in an accident in 2014. He realized he wanted to get rid of all his bad ways with his arm and once recovered wanted to serve in health care. He is full of energy. His message to us was “Jesus told us to go and tell, not to go and write and he can still do that” He has a sense of humour and is well liked in the hospital. I feel the hospital is now in good hands with a strong management team in place. We look forward to the arrival of Dr Richard on Friday

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