On Sunday 4th November the steering group of Ear Aid Nepal met in Bristol to discuss the hospital development including business and financial planning, governance, and project management. These issues will all be raised again, at meetings with INF and the building contractors, in Kathmandu and Pokhara when some members of the steering group will be in Nepal in two weeks time.

Members present were (from left): Charlie Collins (chair), Mike and Fiona Smith, John and Nateisha Decruz-Young and Howard Green. Tim Beacon of Medaid and also Andy Cordell from INF-UK board (just returned from the INF European conference in Holland), were able to inform some of the discussions before and after the main meeting.