On March 3, 2017, Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) welcomed the Kenya Red Cross Services (KRCS) to discuss possible areas of collaboration in regard to enhancing quality of services for our community and towards the hospital’s goal of becoming an established trauma centre. KRCS was represented by Mr. Kennedy Omenjo (Vice-Chairman), Ms. Verah Nyamwa (Programme Officer), Mr. Maurice Anyango (DMO-WK) and Mr. James Akello (Deputy Regional Manager).
The key areas of discussion focused on possible collaboration in service delivery (including coordination of ambulance services, emergency response and quality improvement), training of SCH staff, research and funding of emergency and trauma services in Siaya County and beyond. In addition, discussions were held on support in future SCH blood drives, capacity building of Maseno University’s Family and Emergency Medicine Residents and partnership in improving response for gender based violence.
As part of their visit, the KRCS team took a tour of the hospital to learn more about the various services offered including its 14-bed Emergency Department.
We wish to thank the KRCS for their visit and look forward to a strengthened partnership.