Knitted hats from Canada donated for the patients by Ellen and her friend Christina from Unit 64 (Foothills Hospital)
Today’s PAO patient is being cared for by Ellen.
Pam and Dr. Manuel looking at the incredible sweaters knitted by Louisa Powell. Louisa has donated these sweaters and Dr. Manuel Avila arranges delivery to the needy. He organizes an annual christmas party at an orphanage.
Luco is one of the St. Ines maintenance staff. He is a friendly and familiar face every year.
Jordan Wood with his father Ian Wood. Jordan is a key member of this team. As the team’s Smith and Nephew representative his knowledge on the artificial joints is critical. TNMS is very fortunate to have Ian volunteer this year. It is evident where Jordan gets his “can do” attitude.
The Ward nurse team.
TNMS chose this weekend for its 2019 mission because the annual “Carnival” festival occurs over the weekend and runs through to Tuesday. This means that the Santa Ines Operating Rooms will be most available. Today the Santa Ines was completing some surgeries ahead of the holiday weekend. As a result access to the OR was limited somewhat today and the team was only able to complete six hip surgeries today.including 1 PAO (Periacetabular Osteotomy)
This PAO patient had a similar operation on the other side 10 years ago. Subsequent to that previous life altering operation she has been able to live a normal life. She has gone on to marry, become a nurse and have a child. She is back to have the surgery on the other side.
While all of the missing bags and totes finally arrived at the Cuenca this evening they will not be delivered until early tomorrow morning. Those team members waiting on their clothes are excited for the re-unification.