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by Kathryn Thomson

Chief Executive

Leading Internationally

Spending the past 5 days looking at women's health care in Uganda has made me thankful and appreciative of having and being a part of the NHS.
It was great to see at first hand how our partnership with Mulago Hospital, the national referral hospital, and other Health Centres in Uganda have made a difference to health outcomes for mothers and babies.
There is still so much more to do. We can be refocusing our plans to ensure we have the biggest impact on health outcomes to support the mothers and babies in Uganda. Our partnership with Uganda is also incredibly rewarding to our staff who get the opportunity to work in a completely different environment and get clinical exposure to health problems rarely seen in the UK.
At Liverpool Women's we have the best technology and equipment available to us. This is in stark contrast to what is available in Uganda. If you follow us on Twitter (@LiverpoolWomens) you will have seen some of the pictures of health care equipment in Uganda. In the next week or so we will be sharing with you, on our website and through our Twitter feed, photographs of our £10 million investment in our maternity services. Our new facilities are very impressive, and we are really excited to see them being prepared for use by our patients.

24 January 2013