Work begins on new Nursing College

We are delighted to share with you the news that the ground-breaking ceremony took place in February for the new Duncan Hospital College of Nursing. This huge project has been years in the planning and funding and we are so excited to share with you that it is finally underway.  It has long been the…

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Looking with hope to 2022

Thankfully at the end of 2021 we can report that The Duncan Hospital is seeing a drop in Covid patients. Prabhu Joseph, Hospital Director told us that the largest peak in patients was seen in May 2021 when over 280 Covid patients were admitted almost all of whom were severely ill.   It is a…

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Thankyou all so much for your generosity!

A huge heartfelt thankyou to everyone who donated to our “Breath of Life” campaign to provide an urgently needed new oxygen plant for the Duncan hospital – EHA during the corona crisis. You raised a fantastic £9,926.51! We have received brilliant news that a major single donor (who we will be able to tell you…

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Cautious optimism blooms at The Duncan

The last time we updated from The Duncan Hospital in Bihar in northern India they were in the grip of the corona pandemic and indeed Blessy, senior paediatrician and wife of Hospital Director Prahbu, along with other staff members – actually caught the virus.   As Prahbu explained, “Just a month ago we were so…

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Doctors out there: Why small hospitals matter

This piece was published in civilsocietyonline.com April 23rd, 2020 and explains more about The Duncan Hospital and other independent hospitals in India, how the staff in such hospitals work to better the health of their local populations. “In 1992 a young couple, both doctors, travelled from Madurai in Tamil Nadu to a remote corner of…

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