Berta Calderón is Nicaragua’s primary referral hospital for women, with five operating rooms to handle complex deliveries in addition to gynecologic cancer treatment for the entire country. Global Links has been working with Hospital Berta Calderón for years, and two large projects completed in 2011 have enabled the hospital to improve its critical path – a project they brought to Global Links for assistance.
One major accomplishment is that, with the help of a generous donor, we have been able to upgrade most of their OR tables. Before our recent projects, surgeries were sometimes cancelled because, despite careful maintenance, the OR tables were simply too old to function properly.
Because of the number of deliveries the hospital performs – especially complicated deliveries – our most recent donation to Berta Calderón included bassinets with mattresses, among many other medical materials. Bassinets provide both a safe way to transport a fragile newborn baby around the hospital, and a safe and clean place to spend those important first days.
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