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More HOPE aid for hospitals

More HOPE aid for hospitals

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Last month, four crates of medical supplies arrived from Canada.

These supplies are a continuation of a partnership between International HOPE, and the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}} Cost for shipping these supplies was borne by the Union Island Association of Greater Toronto, Vincentian Associations of Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto, Rotary International of Winnipeg, and several private individuals.

The crates went to Nurse Celina Clouden Hospital at Union Island, Mental Health Centre and Lewis Punnett Home, both at Glen, and Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown.

At Union Island, Sister Florine Wilson-Adams, Supervisor, and a team of seven nurses received the gift with much thanks. Sister Wilson-Adams was very happy for the suctioning machines, oxygen masks, nebulization cups and vaginal spuculums.

“We had been waiting for these items for a very long time,” she said.

At the Mental Health Centre, Sister Hadaway was “particularly pleased with everything, especially the sterile gowns and towels, the surgical instruments and dressing sets” and added, “We want to express our thanks for all the useful things you brought for us.”

Sister Dickson at the Lewis Punnett home expressed sincere thanks for the gifts, particularly the instruments and clothes.

While at the Milton Cato Memorial, Fitz Jones, Director, expressed much gratitude for all that was sent to this hospital and the outlying centres.

As in the past, Byron Jones handed over the supplies at all 4 centres and pledged continued support for health centres in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Special thanks to all those who helped to make this project a success, especially: Roma McConachy, Pres of International HOPE, Jason Jones who organized funding in Eastern Canada, and of course, the Ministry of Health, whose support through every stage of the operation, ensured the safe delivery of supplies to those in need.