Palmer’s Blog: Lions Floating Hospital
During my recent trip to Bali in Indonesia, I had the privilege of visiting the doctorSHARE hospital ship, which provides healthcare services and surgeries thanks to a collaboration between doctorSHARE, Lions Club Indonesia MD 307, the University of Udayana’s school of medicine and the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar. This floating hospital travels around the islands of Indonesia providing healthcare services free of charge. In many cases, the patients treated have not seen a doctor in years.
While the ship was in Bali, the medical team (including nine doctors, five volunteers and several nurses) planned to treat 250 general patients, in addition to 20 patients in need of major and minor surgeries.
I am endlessly amazed at Lions’ abilities to help people in need through health programs such as the doctorSHARE ship, and the strong partnerships that we have developed in order to take action and follow our dreams!