“Whilst I was in Uganda I worked for UCU as Public Relations Officer. One day a chap dashed into my office, clearly in distress. As I asked him what was wrong I saw that he was covered in blood. He explained that a girl had fallen off a motorbike and was very ill. I called the medical department, we got the Student Union bus and drove her to the local small hospital. She’d had an epileptic fit, and her head was like jelly. They had no equipment there to properly care for her, I don’t even think they had electricity. Unfortunately, she died.
Three years ago I had a brain haemorrhage. Thanks to the brilliant NHS, with all their ambulances, equipment and knowledge, I lived. We are hugely blessed in the UK with resources we don’t have to pay for when we need them.”
Story from Cath Hitchin, Liaison Officer
UCU has been brave in starting a school of medicine, the total cost of further equipment to provide a good education for the students is approximately £200,000. This is a real challenge for UCU, but somewhere that we can really practically help. Have a look at the list below, most of the items are unidentifiable to us – however were we in a medical emergency we’d want to know our doctor had benefitted from them in their training.
Let’s save lives in the long term by investing in UCU!
|Grant’s dissectors, 1 per student, 70 total||70 units||£ 3,325.00|
|Acland anatomy||1||£ 3,125.00|
|Visible body||1||£ 3,125.00|
|LWW Health library||1||£ 3,125.00|
|Laboratory fridges||2||£ 2,083.33|
|Blood pathology slide set||2||£ 416.67|
|General nerve tissue slide set||2||£ 1,250.00|
|Pulse oximeter||2||£ 1,875.00|
|Tread mill||1||£ 1,250.00|
|Bicycle ergo meter||1||£ 1,979.17|
|Diagnostic table||1||£ 833.33|
|UV spectrophotometer||1||£ 1,041.67|
|Colorimeter and accompanying filters||10||£ 2,083.33|
|Distillation apparatus||1||£ 4,166.67|
|26 seater vehicle||1||£41,666.67|
|Spares and accessories||£10,416.67|