Sri Lanka elective

I am just finishing my second year as a student nurse at Hertfordshire University. I'm hoping to go to Sri Lanka for a 4 week placement in August, and have just started fundraising. I'm currently working in the stroke unit at Hemel Hempstead hospital, for 3 x 12 hour days per week, writing 3 essays and organising fundraising activities "“ so very busy. There will be 2 of us in my cohort travelling together with Work the World, and we have a few fundraising events planned already including a Quiz night, face painting, bag packing and selling things on Ebay.
We will be working within the local hospital for 3 weeks, 1 in maternity, 1 in plastic surgery and one if accident and emergency, then spending one week with a local family learning about local Ayurvedic medicine (homeopathic).In total I need to raise £2250 to cover the cost of my trip.
I am hoping that you would be able to support me "“ anything would be appreciated.
I enclose a quote from Work the World and a link to their website. If you need any further information please call me on 07[phone redacted]77. I believe this experience will help to make me a much better nurse and thus able to further support my local community.
Many Thanks

Annie Stewart
Work the World quote: We work with a range of hospitals that are often short staffed with significant patient loads. As such and subject to experience and clinical skills, nursing students can find themselves involved with treatment and patient care very quickly. Under resourced wards can also mean a return to the basics of your nursing education, treating conditions and caring for patients without familiar levels of equipment or supplies.
There is also a great opportunity to see cases that are seldom, if ever, found in the UK. Whether you are interested in tropical diseases such as malaria, leprosy or dengue fever, or wish to focus on specific areas like HIV counselling or paediatric intensive care, this is a great chance to develop your nursing skills.
Unfortunately cost, distance and a lack of education in resource-poor countries means patients regularly present themselves with diseases or pathologies that have advanced to a critical stage. The chance to witness and treat these conditions will undoubtedly teach you new skills and enhance your understanding of disease progression.

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