Hospital Support March Dispatch, Finished

We completed our March dispatch at Keiju Medical Center.

<Report from a Nurse>

HuMA nurses were in charge of one room. They worked with their pairs to take temperatures, time procedures, prepare IVs, and enter nursing needs. In their free time, they also worked with the caregivers to change diapers. It seems that support nurses have been dispatched almost without interruption up to now, and in April there will be some transfers and one newcomer will be assigned to the hospital. On the last day of the dispatch, we were very happy to receive a card with a warm message from a staff member in the hospital.

<Report from a midwife>

Obstetric care will resume on April 1 in three wards. Said the head nurse: “We are finally here. This time, the staff has become more united. We have been blessed with a really good staff.” Another staff member said, “I am looking forward to the new people coming in. I’m glad we were able to get this place ready by then.” Everyone smiled and talked about the hard work they had done over the past three months and the joy of being able to fulfill their role as midwives for the expectant mothers in the community.

After our dispatch, we received an email from the head nurse. We thought it might be a message to all those who have come to our support so far, so we will share some of it with you.

“The chief nurses and I have been inspiring each other to get through this difficult time, but the obstetrics ward is a very lonely place. It is no exaggeration to say that we were only able to endure because of the support of everyone who came to help us. I really don’t know how to express my gratitude, but I think the only way to do so is to make sure the ward is back to normal and also to show Noto’s recovery. I will do my best. Please let me cherish this relationship for the rest of my life. Thank you very much.”

We will continue to send medical staff in April. We appreciate your continued support.