Triage

Triage is the process of determining the priority with which patients presenting to the Emergency Department are seen, and is well established in the NHS. In the past, children at Kanti were essentially seen on a first come-first served basis. STCMLive and ALSG have supported a number of visits of Alder Hey Emergency Department staff…

Medical Equipment

STCMLive and the ALSG have donated the following medical equipment: Blood Gas machines Defibrillators Dermatome for skin grafting Ventilators and other equipment to the Critical Care Unit Jaundice meter Anaesthetic machine, to replace one damaged in the 2015 earthquakes STCMLive supported a biomedical engineer’s visit from Alder Hey to fix broken equipment at Kanti.

Radiology

Supported by STCMLive, two consultant paediatric radiologists from Alder Hey have visited Kanti to help develop their imaging services. Tele-radiology was developed so that scans can be sent over the web from Kanti to Alder Hey for a second opinion.

Surgery & Anaesthesia

STCMLive has supported surgical training of surgeons both at Kanti and in the UK. We have also purchased a new anaesthetic machine for them to replace one damaged in the earthquakes of 2015.

Burns

Burns are a major problem in Nepal, but burns care receives a low priority. The mortality rate from sizeable burns is high and survivors frequently have life-changing injury with severe scaring and contractures. Working in collaboration with ‘Interburns’, STCMLive has helped to support the staff at Kanti with training, provided essential equipment and facilitated exchange…

Oncology

The outcome for children with cancer in Nepal is poor. The Oncology Unit at Kanti has developed over the years, supported by STCMLive with: Visits to Nepal by an Alder Hey paediatric oncologist Visits to the UK by Kanti oncologists Training of two Nepali paediatric oncologists Financial support for equipment The outcomes for children with…

Child Protection

Dr Ram Hari Chapagain, Consultant Paediatrician at the Kanti Children’s Hospital, who recently spent three weeks at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool to see how the Child Protection scheme works here, is leading the work in Nepal to set up a similar scheme in his country. Child Protection started in the UK in 2000…

Neonatal and Paediatric Critical Care

In Nepal, the outlook for children requiring critical care is poor. The Japanese government has built new and well-equiped Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Units. However, staff training is lacking. ALSG and STCMLive have funded the visit of Alder Hay critical care staff to support their counterparts at Kanti.

Resuscitation

Supported by STCMLive and the ALSG, a team from Alder Hey has supported Kanti and Nepal as a whole to help deliver Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) training. Having provided mannequins, consumables and teaching aids along with a Train The Trainer programme, Kanti staff now successfully run these courses themselves….