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REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES

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Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration Foundation (Canada) and

the Hyderabad Centre for Palliative Care, India, have already

successfully carried out ECHO programmes in adult and

children's palliative care in Nepal. These organizations are

partner organizations with Hospice Nepal.

Project Hospice Nepal

Those involved in the project come from Nepal, from across

the globe and from a variety of backgrounds. Professor Max

Watson and Dr Stuart Brown have been involved in various

ways with Palliative Care development in Nepal and provide

medical advice to the group, while there are other members

from the commercial and voluntary sectors. There are ongoing

fundraising campaigns in Nepal, the United Kingdom, New

Zealand and Canada. The project was initiated by the Fairfield

Rotary, Hamilton, New Zealand and in the United Kingdom,

a registered charity, The Challenge Fund, has been actively

campaigning to raise funds and to promote the project in order

to attract as many supporters and donations as possible.

Fundraising has been slowed by the coronavirus pandemic -

particularly in Nepal where the surges of Covid-19 have had

a devastating impact across the country. However, whilst the

pandemic has slowed the progress of fundraising, it has also

highlighted even more starkly how important this project is

to mitigate the suffering of thousands across the country who

have died without access to palliative care support.

Phases of development

Phase 1: Land purchase

Plans for the construction of the new eco-friendly building

have been drawn up and the land secured thanks to generous

donations both from Nepal and overseas. Shortly before the

onset of the pandemic, team members from the United Kingdom,

New Zealand and Canada visited Nepal in order to view the site

of the new hospice and to meet the Hospice board, the medical

leadership and the project manager (Figures 4 and 5).

Phase 2: The build

The construction of the new building and associated areas will be overseen by Mr Om Rajbhandary, a well-respected Nepalese

developer, and one of the original four friends involved with

the creation of the current hospice. The quality of the building

will be of the highest standard and meet stringent earthquake

requirements, as laid down by the Government of Nepal who

carry out regular inspections during the build. The building

has been architecturally designed to be appropriate to Nepali

culture and patient and family needs (Figure 6).

Phase 3: The fitting out

On completion of construction the fitting out phase will begin.

It is envisaged that the new Hospice Nepal will consist of 25

beds with both individual rooms and small wards. There will be

five dedicated paediatric beds with a play area for the children.

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Figure 2: The ECHO programme Figure 4: Visit to the site by Project Hopice Nepal team members in

February 2020

Figure 5: The land purchased for the new hospice

Figure 6: Hospice 3-D image

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