Hospital Harry Williams (Projects Abroad) Cochabamba, Bolivia
This elective is organised through Projects Abroad.
The Hospital Harry Williams is a public hospital run by the Salvation Army. It is a non-profitable Christian hospital that works under the National Health Board in Bolivia. The hospital was founded in 1978 by a Swedish missionary of the Salvation Army, along with the support of the Bolivian government, that provided the land where the hospital was built.
The hospital works 24 hrs but the majority of the doctors arrive at approximately 7am to begin their shift. The first task of the day is to tend to the patients who have been waiting overnight and have not yet been seen.