A day trip to remember

Outings are immensely beneficial to children’s rehabilitation and development – close-up interaction with nature is always very valuable, as is the opportunity to socialise with staff, with family, and with one another.

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18 May 2020

“We are living in fear but we trust in the protection of the Lord”

Sister Felicia is a Sister Hospitaller in charge of the department for children who suffer from mental illness, in Dompoase, Ghana. She has told us how they are coping with COVID-19. For her, the most worrying thing is the fact that there is no supply of Personal Protective Equipment from the government to the hospitals and clinics in rural areas yet.

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29 Apr 2020

Up with creativity!

Our residents, at Sisters Hospitallers centre in Addlestone, are doing their best to maintain their normal routine, and to keep their brains active. As Margaret, one of the residents, said “We can't forget our morning exercise sessions, keeping our minds fit requires us to do some sports too. No excuses are acceptable,”

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24 Apr 2020

Happy St. Benedict Menni Day!

Happy St. Benedict Menni Day! Today Sisters Hospitallers celebrate the feast day of our founder, St. Benedict Menni, a day when we remember, more than ever, his acts of hospitality. He dreamed that his “love of hospitality could fly from one part to another and make it burn in all the roundness of the earth”.

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15 Apr 2020

“I want to advise to adhere to the WHO protocols”

Sr Georgina has been a Sister Hospitaller since 1988. She graduated in nursing from Ghana University of Nurses, and she also studied religious sciences in Rome. She is in charge of St Francis Xavier Hospital in Ghana, and she worried about the well-being of the staff under her leadership; hoping, praying and putting in measures to avoid any them contracting this disease.

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10 Mar 2020

“It is difficult when they don’t accept psychological help”

Macarena Aspiunza is a psychologist who collaborates with Sisters Hospitallers. For the last four years, she has travelled regularly to Liberia to assist with psychiatric and psychotherapeutic support, accompanied by a productive and pre-work objective to improve the quality of life of the patients.

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24 Feb 2020

Welcome, Gussy & Lassie!

Interacting with pets has a therapeutic effect on all of us. It helps us to engage, and our bodies produce a chemical substance that promotes happiness. Not only that, but they give you unconditional love. Nowadays, animals are used for therapies because of their psychological benefits.

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26 Feb 2020

Visiting Ganta Leprosy

Sisters, staff and volunteers of the St Benedict Menni Center and Aita Menni Hospital visited the Ganta Leprosy and TB Rehab Center. Ganta Leprosy and TB Rehab Center is a facility with capacity for 150 people. It has nursing units, pharmacy, rehabilitation, crafts and prosthesis workshops. Some of the workers are people who have suffered from the disease and after rehabilitation, they were integrated into the staff.

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20 Feb 2020

My experience of voluntary work, by Sister Isabel Cantón

Sr Isabel is a Sister Hospitaller in the English Province, who is doing voluntary work at three places around London. She would like to share her experience and how fulfilment it is on a personal level. She thanks God for giving her all these opportunities to help people in need outside our own home. And I also thank the community for supporting her in this work.

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14 Feb 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The day dedicated to love has arrived and Sisters Hospitallers want to celebrate it. Our residents have made such lovely decorations. Naturally, the colour chosen was red and lots of hearts are on display. We also made some diamond strings because, as the well-known song says, “Diamonds Are Forever”!

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28 Jan 2020

“Zero Maternal Mortality Project”

Sisters Hospitallers is building a new maternity Unit in Ghana, budgeted at £882,000 because the previous facility was quite small and inadequate. It is an ambitious mission because it is the only hospital structure that exists in the whole area. In recent years the hospital has been adapting to the growing needs of society, as well as to the requirements of Ghana’s health authorities.

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