DSC_0457Former King’s Sierra Leone Partnership Laboratory Coordinator Billy and Connaught Hospital lab staff member Mohamed in the Connaught laboratory

Our volunteers are working with Connaught laboratory staff to improve laboratory capacity and practice in the hospital. The first stage of laboratory capacity building will be to conduct baseline assessments of the current capabilities including equipment, personnel, infrastructure, quality control and data management. Our volunteers are also working to introduce bench aides and Standard Operating Procedures for the tests performed in the lab to act as a guide for the technicians.

We are collaborating with Public Health England to develop a specific programme of support including restructuring the Connaught Hospital Laboratory. We are also working with the Royal College of Pathologists to improve pathology and histopathology services in the Connaught Laboratory.