We screened over 600 patients. There were two teams for 2 lots of 5 days operating. In total we operated on 520 patients on 10 operating tables over 10 days. Personally I did 20 cases, 5 under local anaesthetic in young adults over 15 years of age. The highlight for me was catching up with Kiran, my dancing girl from the Blue Peter show whose lip I did in May. I was able to repair her palate this time. She came to give a goodbye card to myself and to my friend Dr Phil McDonald who was the anesthetist who looked after her when I was operating. We both were very moved when her father held our hands and said;
"Thank you, you have changed my daughter's life forever"
That is why we go to help....(Per Hall)
Striving for better care for people born with cleft lip and/or palate, in the East of England & in the developing world and elsewhere overseas as decided by the trustees