Here's the long awaited Patient Selection Day (aka Screening Day) photos. If you read back to my screening day blog My One, you'll see the photos of the ones I noticed and wrote about on that day. See if you can spot them.
I know it's not about numbers- not by any means but here are a few statistics from the day.
The total estimated people (including those turned away outside the compound + potential patients and caregivers who came through the gate): 7,354.
In 12 hours, 4,326 potential patients were screened.
1,326 of those came through pre-screeners for surgical specialties, who then came through registration and then histories (my station!) and then on to the specialty surgeon station and to surgery scheduling.
|This is Natacha! She is My One- more story to come.|
The amazing thing is, so many of these patients I have already seen in the wards, have had their surgery and been discharged. It is truly amazing to be a part of their journey.
The funny thing is, I am on night shift this minute and my day crew who is my translator is sitting next to me. He has sat here silently while I have scrolled through photos of Patient Selection Day and posting them onto this page. As I worked he commented on the heart behind Mercy Ships being here in Congo, "This is love" he said. Yes, you are right. Because every one person counts.