Forward in Health is looking into the possibility of adding an operating room to our clinic plans. After working at the Immaculate Conception Hospital in Les Cayes it has become clear that the need exists for our own operating room suite. Our surgeons and OR nurses worked 12-14 hour shifts and felt that many patients who needed surgery were left for another surgeon and another day.
In addition Forward in Health has been contacted by several orthopedic surgeons with a desire to work in Haiti. If we are able to complete this part of the project we would likely have rotating surgical teams, including orthopedics and OB/Gyn doctors, spend a week at a time every 1-2 months in Fonde Fred. The possibility is being looked into by our architect Paul Fallon.