Green Pastures Hospital Begins a New Phase
After nearly six decades of service to the poor and marginalised people of Nepal, Green Pastures Hospital has had its first major restoration and renovation, enabling it to continue providing excellent care to its patients.
The newly refurbished rehabilitation centre at the Green Pastures Complex includes wards and operating theatre. This renovation is part of a long-term development of Green Pastures Hospital, funded by the supporters of INF/UK.
INF Nepal Board members, local church leaders, and staff from Green Pastures attended the opening ceremony on 23 July. John Reynolds, and INF Nepal Board Chairperson Mr RC Timothy cut the ribbon. John also gave a speech in which he spoke about his joy at seeing the changes to the hospital.
"Through Paul Alan’s design, and the hard work of Dr Dipak, Dhaka, our contractors and staff here at Green Pastures, we have a hospital that is being renewed and brought up to date.
"I have walked the buildings many times over the past 12 months and seen its gradual transformation, from a tired hospital that was looking worn out and to be honest, a bit of an embarrassment, to the building it is now.
"I walked the site a few days ago with Dr Dipak and couldn’t stop the smile on my face – it looks absolutely lovely. We again have a hospital building that we can all feel proud of."
In summing up the vital work of the staff at Green Pastures, John said, "Physical healing, emotional healing, spiritual healing – this is what makes Green Pastures special. We now have buildings that are worthy of what makes Green Pastures special at its heart."
Part of the revitalisation of Green Pastures is to be the building of a multi-purpose chapel for use by patients, staff, and local Christian community. John helped to lay the foundation stones along with RC Timothy and Prem Subedi, the Executive Director of INF Nepal. It is hoped that the chapel will be completed in about 12 months' time.