Spring 2017 Update Talk

Come and hear about the extraordinary work that your help is funding. An illustrated talk by Sue Mumford (palliative care nurse) and Dr Jamie Mumford (GP).

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Patient Story: Hewyot

Hewyot was referred to Hospice Ethiopia by an Elder Leader. 70 years old, she had extreme pain in her right lower leg. Her distress was palpable, she was shaking uncontrollably, breathing rapidly, confined to her bed, her pulse was sky high, she was dehydrated and her mouth was sore. She was also a diabetic and had … Continue reading Patient Story: Hewyot

The Diocese of Norwich supports Hospice Ethiopia in the Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2017

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFYm6Fc2zM0 In 2017 the Bishop's Appeal in Norwich will be focused on raising money to provide a car for Hospice Ethiopia to reach those in need of palliative care. Through the appeal, your money will go towards providing the Hospice with an off-road rental car for three years.  Roads are often rough and of poor quality, … Continue reading The Diocese of Norwich supports Hospice Ethiopia in the Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2017

Hospice Ethiopia in the British Medical Journal

Blog as originally featured in the BMJ Opinion, 27 May 2016. http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2016/05/27/jamie-and-sue-mumford-palliative-care-in-ethiopia/  We have recently returned from our fourth visit to Addis Ababa. With less than 1% of the estimated 150,000 new cancer cases annually in Ethiopia receiving specialist oncological treatment [1], the need for affordable palliative care in the country is huge. Hospice Ethiopia, … Continue reading Hospice Ethiopia in the British Medical Journal

Norfolk nurse sees ‘slow progress’ in Ethiopian palliative care

A twinning arrangement between palliative care specialists in Norfolk and hospices in Ethiopia is starting to make “progress” in the Africa country, according to a nurse involved with the scheme. Article in the Nursing Times, https://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-archive/end-of-life-and-palliative-care/norfolk-nurse-sees-slow-progress-in-ethiopian-palliative-care/5082876.article

International Team Visits Hospice Ethiopia

International palliative care experts – Professor Anne Merriman, Dr James and Sue Mumford, community specialist palliative care nurse, and Sr Bernadette Basemera – visited Hospice Ethiopia last month to take part in teaching and to advise the organisation on marshalling their resources to survive the loss of a major funder. See ehospice.com for full article: http://www.ehospice.com/Default/tabid/10686/ArticleId/14159# … Continue reading International Team Visits Hospice Ethiopia

Local health professionals share palliative care expertise with patients in Ethiopia

Two health professionals from Norfolk have returned home after providing palliative care to patients in Ethiopia. Full article at NHS Norfolk Community Health and Care, http://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk/Whats-happening/2012/local-health-professionals-share-palliative-care-expertise-with-patients-in-ethiopia.htm