History of the Foundation for the Children of Haiti

Chapter 5 – 1994: Hope Hospital

In response to the lack of acceptable healthcare, in 1994 FCH started a small pediatric clinic – in the building previously occupied by the Rainbow of Love Nursery – to provide quality healthcare for the children at the Foundation's orphanages and also for children in the community.

During the first year, the building was expanded and more sophisticated medical services and equipment were added, and by 1995 the pediatric clinic had evolved into a pediatric hospital – "Hope Hospital".

As resources became available over the next 2 – 3 years, the hospital was expanded further and maternity care was added in 1998.

The Hospital's primary focus was on pediatrics and maternity for the first several years. However, in the early 2000's – in response to the lack of adequate healthcare in Port au Prince – FCH began to incrementally add to the hospital's capabilities.

By 2010 Hope Hospital had become a full service, 50 bed general hospital, with two operating rooms, post-operative recovery, obstetrics / gynecology, neonatal intensive care, intensive care, emergency ward, pediatrics, general medical ward, lab, pharmacy, radiology department (X-ray and ultrasound), orthotics clinic, amputee rehab centre, and an active outpatient clinic.

Hope Hospital Emergency Ward

In the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake, Hope Hospital served as a trauma center, and sent health care teams into the community to care for people unable to travel to the hospital site. A number of international medical teams worked with the Hope Hospital staff. Between the day the quake struck in mid-January and the end of June 2010, the hospital provided care for over 15,000 people.

Hope Hospital

Next Chapter:   2001: The Children's Village

Previous Chapter:    1993: Hope Home

The Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti ("CFCH") is an all-volunteer fundraising organization that has supported the work of FCH since 1993.

Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti

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Surrey, B.C. V3S 4R6

CFCH is a Canadian Registered Charity

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