Helping Hands

The Duncan Hospital Charitable Trust was set up to help fund staff and patients at The Duncan Hospital in Bihar, India. Click below to donate today

Welcome to The Duncan Hospital Charitable Trust

Who are we and what do we do?

 
Based in Bihar in India on the border with Nepal, The Duncan Hospital is the only medical facility in the region. It provides medical care for five million Nepalese and six million Indians but receives no funds from central government. Originally founded in 1930 by Cecil Duncan, an Edinburgh GP, the Duncan came to Professor Mackay’s attention through Drs Matt and Joanna Peacock, who spent 10 years working at this medical outpost. The Peacocks were great friends of Professor Mackay’s mother and over the years shared their stories from the Duncan, becoming increasingly concerned as the hospital's infrastructure was falling  into a state of disrepair. Professor Mackay and his wife Jackie were so moved by the desperate situation at the hospital that they decided to commit to completing the unfinished Mother and Child Block before moving on to focus on other areas of need within the hospital. Following a visit to The Duncan for the opening of the new Mother and Child Block the Mackays joined forces with Graham Watson and his wife Karen to form The Duncan Hospital Charitable Trust. Since 2010 the Mackay and Watson families have visited regularly forming lasting friendships with the committed and inspiring staff.

Welcome to The Duncan Hospital Charitable Trust

Who are we and what do we do?

 
Based in Bihar in India on the border with Nepal, The Duncan Hospital is the only medical facility in the region. It provides medical care for five million Nepalese and six million Indians but receives no funds from central government. Originally founded in 1930 by Cecil Duncan, an Edinburgh GP, the Duncan came to Professor Mackay’s attention through Drs Matt and Joanna Peacock, who spent 10 years working at this medical outpost. The Peacocks were great friends of Professor Mackay’s mother and over the years shared their stories from the Duncan, becoming increasingly concerned as the hospital's infrastructure was falling  into a state of disrepair. Professor Mackay and his wife Jackie were so moved by the desperate situation at the hospital that they decided to commit to completing the unfinished Mother and Child Block before moving on to focus on other areas of need within the hospital. Following a visit to The Duncan for the opening of the new Mother and Child Block the Mackays joined forces with Graham Watson and his wife Karen to form The Duncan Hospital Charitable Trust. Since 2010 the Mackay and Watson families have visited regularly forming lasting friendships with the committed and inspiring staff.

Helping The Duncan during Corona Crisis

Staff at The Duncan are continuing to treat as many corona patients as they can. In fantastic news the cost of a new oxygen plant has been donated by a single donor (of which news will follow) we are continuing to raise funds to help with any equipment the hospital needs - such as oxygen cylinders and intensive care beds. The image shows the wards as they currently are - full of corona patients.

Please help us if you can - a donation of any size is welcome - thankyou.

See more of our work

To see more of our work at The Duncan, meet the staff and patients you can subscribe to our Youtube channel where we post our video updates.

100%

of funds go to The Duncan

125,000+

Outpatients treated per annum

7

new buildings funded

LIGHTING UP TO SAVE YOUNG LIVES!

Phototherapy units are vitally important when it comes to saving the lives of babies at The Duncan. India has the highest rate of pre-term baby deaths in the world but most of these can be prevented. Life saving baby equipment such as phototherapy machines, infant warmers and o2 machines can help. If you would like to help us in our fundraising efforts to provide more of this equipment then all donations are welcome.

Meet some of the staff at The Duncan

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