Bolton Business Opens Hospital To Provide Life-Line For Villagers Nepal
Friday, 19 November 2010
Employees from a Bolton business have returned from opening a desperately-needed medical facility in Nepal.
Bolton-based foster company, modus, helped fund the building of a new hospital in the Raj-Bas village in the Nyagarche Valley in Nepal, and travelled to the country to attend the official opening.
The business teamed up with DCWC Nepal, an international charity based in St Anne's on Sea, Lancashire, to build the modus DCWC Hospital in the village after modus director, Sue Hamilton, visited the region last year.
She recently returned with her daughter, Sam, to see the finished building opened to the local community.
Sue said: "It was amazing to see the hospital finished and ready to serve people in the local community. There was a really great turn out on opening day, and everyone was really excited about having this facility in their village.
"There are more than 6,000 people who live in this remote part of Nepal and the hospital is already making a real difference to their lives.
"Before the hospital opened, when someone in the village became ill they needed to make an extraordinary journey of more than four days just to receive basic medical attention.
"It broke my heart to think of the amazing people there having to do that, and I knew that our business in Bolton could make a real difference. It's unbelievably humbling to see the hospital doing just that."
The new hospital follows a school for village children which modus part-funded last year, and which is already proving a great success.
Closer to home, modus also works with Bolton Hospice and Manchester's Birdhouse Fund and Sue is currently in the process of developing her own local charity to support young people across the region.
Sue added: "It's really important to me that modus continues to give something back to people who need it - be that at home or overseas."
modus is an independent foster agency providing high quality, co-ordinated childcare services for looked-after children and young people.
The company also runs a small residential children's home, Cross Lee House, which provides a caring environment for up to five young people who require a supporting environment.
To find out more about fostering at modus, or the DCWC charity projects, please call 01204 399 514.
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Notes to editors
- Modus was set up in 2002 to provide high quality, co-ordinated childcare services for looked-after children and young people
- Through exceptional training and ongoing support, it helps families to provide environments in which young people can safely achieve their potential
- Modus provides foster families across the whole of North West England
- Modus also runs a small residential home in West Yorkshire, Cross Lee House, for up to five children who display varying degrees of emotional and behavioural difficulty