What we have done
Building Staff Hostel
The Hostel Project was initiated to address an acute shortage of accommodation for hospital staff and volunteers which has made it difficult for the hospital to retain staff. The Partnership has contributed €120,000 to the construction of the Hostel, more than a third of the total cost. The hostel, which was completed in 2015, comprises two wings, one with 15 self contained rooms for visitors and the other with 10 self contained living apartments for staff.
The partnership was instrumental in a Cork-Singida Scholarship being created by the College. The first holder of the Scholarship, Fr. Elias Gunda, completed his honours Arts degree in Autumn 1996 and is now working in Singida. The second holder of the Scholarship is Dr. M.T. Kaare, who underwent further surgical training in the Cork University Hospital.