RRHIME Elective Experience in Freetown, Sierra Leone
"Ola During Children's Hospital is a paediatric referral center for all of Sierra Leone. It is a government run hospital situated in the capital, Freetown. The hospital includes 3 wards as well as a neonatal intensive care unit and paediatric A&E. The hospital has a huge amount of NGO input and was nowhere near as resource deplete as I was expecting. It has recently had the wards redone and an x-ray machine was just starting its first trial as we left. Next to the hospital is an obstetric unit that carries out both normal deliveries and caesarean sections."