Public hospital

Help medical staff in Quito's hospital in Ecuador !

This programme is for people who study medicine and health professionals. In the health sector there are huge inequalities in Ecuador.

Children in Quito's hospital - Globalong

By participating in this placement, you will join the largest public hospital in the country, which treats mainly people who do not have the means to access private clinics.
The hospital currently has the following services:
  • Maternity and Paediatrics
  • Accident and Emergency
  • Stomatology
  • Oncology and Radiotherapy
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics
  • CardiologyCity of Quito in Ecuador - Globalong
  • Occupation health
  • General Surgery
  • High-risk obstetrics centre
  • Centre for Infectious Diseases

The first two days will be information days. You will visit the hospital and meet the nursing staff. You can then choose the area in which you want to offer help. Initially you will accompany the doctors and nurses as an observer.

Then, depending on your experience and qualifications, you will be assign tasks such as:

  • Taking blood pressure
  • Performing blood tests
  • Changing dressingsEcuador volunteering
  • Helping with operations

Volunteers work from 2pm to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. If you want to observe the inequalities and the differences between public hospitals and private clinics, you can accompany one of the doctors at a private clinic for a visit.

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