Nepal Earthquake – Wednesday May 13, 2015

Great news today from SIRC, check out this post from facebook which I have copied here. Awesome!

Esha (2nd left) with members of the UK-Emergency Medical Team at SIRC earlier today

Esha (2nd left) with members of the UK-Emergency Medical Team at SIRC earlier today

“The UK-Emergency Medical Team are providing SIRC with surge capacity for the first 7 weeks of the emergency by sending small teams of specialist nurses and physiotherapists from the UK. These teams are trained specifically to work in humanitarian response, and will also support the training of new SIRC staff.

They are also supporting SIRC with donations of essential equipment, and are working to procure beds and mattresses to urgently increase the centres capacity.

The UK-EMT is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and is a collaboration between UK-Med, Save the Children and Handicap International. ”

And this is how the entrance way to SIRC looked this morning, the first night outside after the May 12th earthquake for 79 patients, 79 of the patient’s carers and 30 or so SIRC staff members.  Despite the night outside, the mood was good at SIRC apparently. Man are these folks brave or what?!

Morning after May 12 1

Morning after May 12 2

I’ll be offline for the next few days but have no fear, Peter and Claire will be providing you with updates on all the happenings at SIRC over the coming days.  You can find the SpiNepal blog here.

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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