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Jun 23 2017

2017 年5 月陽山縣“扶貧復明”簡報

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2017年5月陽山縣“扶貧複明”簡報

   

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Jun 01 2017

2017年4月陽山縣下鄉篩查簡報(温淑貞)

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2017年4月陽山縣下鄉篩查簡報(溫淑貞)

     

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Nov 12 2016

2016 年10 月陽山縣“扶貧復明”簡報

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2016年10月陽山縣‘扶貧複明’簡報

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Jun 06 2016

2016年5月陽山縣“扶貧復明”簡報

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2016年5月陽山縣“扶貧復明”簡報

   

力行植林慈善基金會在陽山縣委,縣政府,縣殘聯的支持配合下,自2005年10月開始,每年定期舉辦2次“扶貧復明”活動,今年已經是第12年,共捐助3,100多名白內障患者得到免費手術復明。

  

這次活動的合作單位有:陽山縣殘疾人聯合會,新會區人民醫院,陽山縣人民醫院,各鄉鎮民政及衛生院。

  

本次活動經費:感謝 傅德蔭基金有限公司 贊助

   

手術於2016年5月16日至20日,在陽山縣人民醫院進行,共為147位貧困白內障患者進行復明手術並加放人工晶體,另為18位患者行胬肉切除手術。

  

活動舉辦期間,陽山縣縣委常委,副縣長王偉到來陽山縣人民醫院五官科病房,關心慰問患者手術後情況;並對參與的醫護人員,義工給予支持鼓勵。

   

  

 

 

扶貧復明活動詳細情況-

   

篩查階段

於2016年4月18日至20日,陽山縣殘疾人聯合會人員聯同新會區人民醫院醫療隊8人,及香港力行植林慈善基金會義工6人,走訪了陽山縣6個鄉鎮,共為1,342人進行義診檢查,並即場發出預約手術通知書160份給符合免費手術條件的白內障患者,以及10份預約胬肉手術患者。

   

註:免費胬肉手術,1.因胬肉阻擋,需要先切除,下期再安排白內障手術。

                                2.胬肉遮蓋,影響視力。

  

手術階段

2016年5月15日,新會區人民醫院派出的醫護人員,與力行植林慈善基金會義工齊集陽山縣人民醫院,做好手術前各崗位的準備工作,期間得到陽山縣人民醫院各部門配合,陽山縣殘聯派員協助,融合四個機構,組成一支高質素的服務團隊。

    

   

開心合作,齊來參與

   

  

5月16日- 20日,每日是緊湊的工作,義工們引領患者按程序,作手術前各項檢查及體檢 (包括量血壓、血糖及血常規、心電圖、X光胸透) 。

   

  

手術前各項檢查進行中:

  

  

手術前準備:

  

術前和術後,香港義工及醫療隊都會向病者家屬詳細解釋如何按時用藥、護理傷口,以防感染,病人家屬亦被通知在手術後如有不適時應如何聯絡醫院或縣殘聯。

  

手術進行中:

昨日的愁顏

今天的喜悅

看見了!感謝!感謝!

   

 

 

這次陽山縣“扶貧復明”活動再一次順利、成功,全賴各有關單位的盡力協助,各鄉鎮的政府人員配合、組織和安排患者到來。感謝各合辦單位及所有參加人員,大家付出了專業精神和無私的奉獻。使貧困白內障患者得到早日復明,重拾人生,再展笑顏。

    

辛勞了!各位工作人員,下次再會。

  

力行植林慈善基金會 眼科工作組

2016年5月29日

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Jun 05 2016

2016年5月 陽山縣“扶貧復明”活動 – 義工分享 (Shirley Yuen)

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2016年5月 陽山縣“扶貧復明”活動 – 義工分享 (Shirley Yuen)

     

五年前,初次參加力行在陽山縣的“扶貧復明”活動後,我在自己的面書上寫道:“被朋友多讚幾句,頭上就好像戴上光環般飄飄然出發,坐五句鐘車飄到陽山縣。

    

只見義工隊很多成員多年堅持出席,香港來的義工們出心出錢出力,兩大院校的醫科生要完成工作後追課,我這幾天的辛勞其實不算得是什麼。

   

五天的手術成功完成近200例,公公婆婆們可以再次靠自己的眼睛自如地生活。無論他們拖著誰都叫醫生,我忽然升格了很多; 可以離院時老是說多謝共產黨,這是他們經歷過文革的年代,無論有什麼好處都一定歸功於黨,儘管如此,我還是十分高興地對他們說我們來自香港。

   

我同自己說,要堅持下去。”

    

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五年來,算是兌現對自己許下的承諾,每年兩趟的陽山“扶貧復明”活動未缺席過。計算一下,應該是處理超過一千五百宗入院登記病例,過千隻眼睛接受了白內障或胬肉手術,改善或治癒了視力上的問題,那是何等美好的事情啊~

     

服務其間遇到過的人與事,難以一一細說。記憶中的點點滴滴 : 有令人氣憤、不顧父母的不孝子女;讓我憐愛的懂事男孩與父親相依為命;治癒了眼睛回來探訪我們的小朋友婷婷;出院時掛著燦爛笑容的長者們; 還有因身體上的問題不能接受手術時患者的黯然表情,都令我十分難過。

  

能夠有心有力有時間騰出,做些有意義的事情是一種福氣,也是豐盛人生的一個重要元素。每一次遇到的患者,日後在各自的人生綫上未必再有重遇的交叉點。在此,謹祝他們生活一切安好,身體健康。

  

 

   

幫助他人,伸出援手,

人生美事。

   

義工 Shirley Yuen

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Jun 05 2016

2016年5月 陽山縣“扶貧復明”活動 – 義工分享(李河)

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2016年5月陽山縣“扶貧複明”活動-義工分享(李河)

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May 09 2016

2016年4月 陽山縣下鄉篩查白內障活動簡報(鄧月嫻)

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20164陽山縣下鄉篩查白內障活動簡報

    

2016年4月17 - 21日到陽山下鄉篩查白內障活動,地點包括七拱衛生院(七拱鎮,杜步鎮),太平衛生院(太平鎮,楊梅鎮),江英衛生院(青蓮鎮,江英鎮),嶺背衛生院(嶺背鎮,黃坌鎮,秤架鄉),黎埠衛生院(黎埠鎮),縣殘聯(陽城鎮,小江鎮,大崀鎮)。

    

   

下鄉篩查活動 :

新會人民醫院醫療隊 : 8人

香港義工 : 6人

  

這次活動能順利完成,在此多謝各單位如縣殘聯,鎮政府,民政辦,各衛生院醫生護士們的協助和幫忙。

   

與新會人民醫院療隊蘇永亮醫生有商有量,義工們和醫療隊安排患者篩查流程進展十分順利。但今次篩查人數比前多,有時醫療隊需餓著肚子,但都將所有前來的患者仔細檢查完畢,他們的專業精神,令人敬佩。

  

一如既往,都是僧多粥少。手術人數超額得很,這都是無奈。而很多血糖高,血壓高者亦為數不少。今次很多謝蘇永亮醫生對他們耐心勤喻,囑咐他們盡快去醫院調理身體。他亦會觀察患者,如有中風, 心臟有事及其他不宜手術者,蘇醫生都很詳細寫在病歷上,減輕了我們篩選的工作。在晚飯後,大家回酒店休息。但當我們遇到患者"眼科病歷表"有問題需解決,蘇永亮醫生和林子剛醫生都在休息時間前來協助幫忙,實感激不矣。

   

  

今次下鄉篩查活動義診總計 :  

義診總人數 : 1,342人

可手術人數 : 白內障160例 胬肉 10例

  

  

   在嶺背遇到有一位五保戶的老婆婆,有一只眼已經失明,而另一只眼的視力亦很差。細心聽婆婆訴說,女兒遠嫁,兒媳亦已過世。和她同村而來的嬸嬸亦告知她自己獨居。心想如果她失明了,如何自理呢?於是請殘聯笑芳和她溝通,她告知帶了女兒的電話,終於打了很久才和她女兒聯絡上,女兒告知家中有老少要照顧,而且路途遙遠,手術期都不能前來。我們都很失望,而婆婆亦很無奈。我們實很想幫忙,故請婆婆靜坐在一旁,看看還有什麼辦法。幸好過了一會兒,她的女兒再來電,給我們另一個電話,是婆婆的侄兒,請我們與他聯絡,看看可否幫忙。故立即與她的侄兒聯絡,她的侄兒聽了我們的請求,立即答允。令我們放下了心頭大石。這可能是小事一則,但能幫助婆婆重見光明,意義非筆墨所能形容。

   

 總結而言,力行植林慈善基金會每年舉辦"扶貧復明"的活動,是十分有意義的。尤其能幫助貧苦患者脫盲,使他們在生活上展開新的一頁。祝願力行精神承傳下去,義工們繼續發光發亮。

  

力行義工

鄧月嫻

   

2016年4月29日

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Jan 17 2016

2015年10月陽山扶貧複明義工分享(張霈施)

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201510月陽山扶貧複義工分享張霈施

      

雖然已從陽山回來一段日子了,但“扶貧復明”之旅帶給我的感動和喜悅仍然在腦裡揮之不去。

      

到步的第二天,我被安排到手術室協助手術流程。出乎意料之外,手術室是由復甦病房臨時改建成,放上兩張木牀和鐵架牀作為手術牀,手術用具也比香港的來得簡單。但在這設置相對簡陋的手術室,醫護人員的熱誠,效率和熟練的手技卻是驚為天人。醫護人員在手術室裡不斷為病人衝刺,三位妙手仁心的醫生,加上兩位不停箭步在手術室穿插和即場用高壓消毒蒸鍋準備用具的護士,這小小的團隊每天在五小時完成接近四十個白內障手術,以最少的資源讓最多病人受益。當中以一位九十二歲婆婆最讓我深刻。婆婆年邁,加上身體情況不穩定,替她做手術算得上是賭上一定風險。但湯主任仍然堅持替她操刀,希望她能在人生的晚秋有復明的機會,在手術後翌日婆婆也開始看到光,笑逐顏開。在午休時看到醫療團隊筋疲力竭倒臥在休息室,心中尤其敬佩。

       

來到第三天,我被安排協助量心電圖的工作。難得有機會把課堂上的知識來一個實戰,起行前特地找回筆記覆習一下接駁導電貼的位置,觸診的anatomical landmark等等,心裡還在擔憂會摸不到正確位置做心電圖。但當第一位婆婆拉起一層又一層殘破的衣服,一邊叮嚀千萬不要弄破她唯一的一雙鞋,我當下呆了一呆。這班老人家在層層衣服下是瘦弱到不行的身體,胸骨在黝黑的皮膚下顯然易見,就連找個相對厚肉的位置吸得上導電貼也大有難度。這班山區老人多以一個紅色塑膠袋帶著數元交通費和證件來看病。在內地,農民長期在烈日下工作,故此患上白內障的風險高。眼疾除了讓患者帶來生活上的不便,對照顧病患的家人,心理和生活負責也不容輕視。一般白內障手術費用大概二三千,對港人來說這數目並不是甚麼巨額,但對農民來說這可謂天文數字,力行的免費白內障手術是他們重見光明的唯一希望。

    

最後,我由衷地佩服力行的運作模式和義工對行善的一份堅持。資源運用是慈善機構的成敗關鍵,而力行在這範疇可謂表表者。機構每一位各行各業的義工都是自掏腰包到清遠參與扶貧復明活動,故此份外賣力,每一項資源也運用得適得其所。在短短數天,不論是扶貧復明多年的忠實支持者,又或是第一次參與的義工通通變成為熟手技工,讓檢驗流程得以順利完成。

    

感謝力行讓我有機會感受到醫護的努力為病人帶來的改變,讓我更有動力走這條漫長的習醫路。另外也衷心感謝各位同行的義工,你們的投入和照顧(還有水果和零食!)讓這趟旅程更添溫暖。

 

 

義工 張霈施 (中文大學 三年級醫科生)

二零一五年十月

    

    

1. 手術前的檢查流程一覽:填寫個人資料、量血壓、血糖、心電圖檢查、照肺片、眼檢查及清洗淚道

     

2. 在協助護士於手術前清洗病人的眼睛和淚道

     

3. 手術後的病人笑逐顏開

     

4. 臨別前的義工合照

      

5. 手術室內的境況

     

6. 病人和義工大合照

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Jan 03 2016

Cataract Service Trip (Surgery) – Nov 2015 Reflection( Fok Kar Hong Nicholas)

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Volunteer: Fok Kar Hong Nicholas (CUHK year 3)

  

Trip participated: Surgery trip 8/11 - 12/11

 

This cataract service trip alongside the Green Action Charity Foundation has been one of my most fulfilling volunteering experiences. Being directly involved in the screening and preparation of patients for cataract surgery, it reminded me about the profound impact we as medical students are able to create in touching the lives of patients through serving our fellow humans.

   

When the first batch of patients were due to be discharged from the hospital, we were there to send them off to meet their families. As her relatives have yet to arrive, an old lady walked down the corridor with hands full of luggage, barely managing to hurl the weight of it all. I noticed her and went up to lend her a hand. Seeing her broad smile in response struck a chord in me: why is there so much emphasis on what we can do as medical students specifically? Am I going to help perform blood glucose tests? Will I be able to observe surgeries? How is this service medically related? These are common questions that even I myself will ask unconsciously when considering whether or not to participate in a particular service activity since entering medical school. By this mentality, our act of service has become a means, instead of an end. It is essential that we shift our focus back upon the people we serve—not the type of service we perceive as important—but rather to serve while standing in their shoes to understand their needs. Because it is through such simple acts of genuine care that one can bring about tremendous joy into the lives of others.

  

 

Briefing before we began the process of screening patients in order to prepare them for cataract surgery.

      

  

Assisting a patient in measuring her eye pressure.

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Jan 03 2016

Cataract Service Trip (Surgery) – Nov 2015 Reflection(Ho Natalie Iris Tze Ying)

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Volunteer: Ho Natalie Iris Tze Ying (HKU M20)

     

Trip participated: Surgery trip 8/11 – 12/11

       

I joined the Cataract Service Trip (Surgery) to Mei Yuan from 8th to 12th November 2015. It was truly a precious experience and I would like to once again thank Medical Outreachers for offering this opportunity and Green Action Charity Foundation for their hospitality throughout the trip.

      

For most of the time during the trip I was responsible for helping patients cover an eye during preliminary eyesight checks. At first I felt a bit disappointed for not being able to get involved in medical-related procedures, but turned out that I was able to observe a lot more by staying in the open waiting area. I was quite shocked to witness one by one patients whose eyesight deteriorated to really bad situations. Some had both eyes unable to see things further than 10cm away, while some could no longer see and only possess light sensitivity. I still remember vividly an old man who was blinded and could not even sense light when shined on his eyes. He was sitting at the corner trembling and crying with his relatives comforting him. It must be a terrifying experience for him to travel to this strange place without knowing what would happen. I could not imagine people in Hong Kong tolerating these conditions without seeking medical help at early stages. There must be reasons why they were not able to receive treatment before the disease progressed to such extents, and I believe mostly were due to financial limitations. There was an afternoon when I could enter the operation theatre to observe seven cataract surgeries. The doctor was very patient and willing to answer my questions and I learnt a lot from him. I am really grateful to be able to look at suffering from another perspective during the trip. This makes the work of the charity more meaningful. There really are people in need out there who may not be able to gain access to medical care.

   

  

Preliminary eyesight test conducted for every patient

      

Cataract surgery in the operating theatre

       

    

Another gain from the trip is gaining more exposure to the Mainland healthcare environment. Without being there in person, I would not expect the hospital environment in China to be really different from that in Hong Kong. The preventive measures and hygiene certainly need to be improved. For instance, nurses do not wear gloves when taking blood samples from patients. I recall seeing a nurse with patient’s blood spurted all over her fingers, and she just wiped them off casually and proceeded to the next patient. This is very dangerous but I felt I am not in the right position to point that out. Also, there was no proper sharp box for disposing needles, instead they used put a plastic bag inside a cardboard box for the purpose. No disinfection was done to the surfaces where patients place their body parts on. Maybe this is due to differences in the level of awareness. Hopefully by time the healthcare professionals there will develop better habits and practices. Besides, I was shocked to find out that the hospital closes on Sundays. I personally do not think that this is justifiable at all especially with no other major hospitals around. I also think that the patients deserve a lot more respect than what is being done there currently. There are still a lot of problems to be addressed despite the improvements in hardware.

      

  

Group photo after surgery

      

Happy patients before being discharged from the hospital

 

  

Green Action Charity Foundation has been doing a great job in serving the local communities in Mainland, not only in cataract treatment but also in other aspects to improve their quality of life.

     

Throughout the trip I gained a deeper understanding in the comprehensive considerations required for the running of the service. Without the help of local government officials, we would not be able to extend the patient coverage. Resource allocation is crucial as well since resources are limited. It was sad to witness patients being turned down for surgery after they arrive at the hospital far away from home just because they did not meet certain requirements. Some had elevated blood pressures or blood glucose levels. Some were turned down because their cataract had not matured yet and could still see a bit. Sometimes other conditions such as retina detachment and congenital disorders were discovered by the detailed screening procedures, which made them unfit for the service this time. I was made aware of the importance to allocate priority for serving patients based on their needs. Ideally everyone should be treated. No one should continue suffering when there is the technology to help alleviate it. However, in reality the resources, time and manpower may not always be able to meet the needs of everyone, especially in voluntary service programs. This is rather thought provoking for me as to what we should do to maximize the number of people benefited with our skills and knowledge.

      

I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate in the meaningful trip. Seeing the smiles on the patients and look of relief of their relatives reminded me of the impact we, as future doctors, can make. Yet there are a lot of issues to be addressed and improved on. The lessons I gained from this five-day experience will be unforgettable for a lifetime. I believe that they will be put into use one day in the near future to make a difference.

  

    

Photo taken at the entrance of the hospital we worked in

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