WOODRIDGE COUNTRY HOTEL
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Yesterday was another public holiday for the national election. We've seen hoards of campaigners everywhere that we've been in the last month. Mostly for the ANC party.
As we can't vote (although everyone has assumed that we would be) we decided to go into hospital anyway. As there were only 2 patients and 1 very relaxed doctor, we very quickly decided to go and do something else. Turns out people feel the need to come ...
It's our third week helping out at the hospital here in Estcourt now and we've settled a bit more into the rhythm of things here.
On the paeds ward we've finally figured out which boxes should be ticked on which forms and starting to get to grips with which medicines are used here - they use the trade names for all the drugs rather than the generic name so it's generally taken us a few days to decipher any new drugs we've come across.
Most of the babies have ...
We've settled into a routine now of helping out on the paediatric ward round in the morning (getting to know all the forms and getting used to X-rays and babies' chests) and then going to casualty to see patients who come in by ambulance from the surrounding areas. What we've seen is really quite different from the in UK, for starters most of the doctors go for lunch at 12 and most don't bother coming back in so ...
... was as cold as a Midwest late fall morning, and I was feeling a little sick with a cold, so Mama gave me a big warm blanket, and we stayed inside all day watching cheesy movies. Sunday pretty much brought the same schedule of activities. On both days I drank a lot of Rooibos tea and at delicious food made by Mama. Sunday night it was time to bathe. We get a bucket of water and another wide bucket to stand in and wash up in. It's pretty simple ...
... of Britain.
But, alas it is time to don a white coat once more, yes they wear them here despite the heat, and attempt to hold our own in the melee and chaos of A and E- South African style.
It will certainly not be easy. The pace will be intense and the difficulties of resources, equipment and man power profound. Not to mention battling against a language we don't know. ...