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Bequia Hospital now better equipped for emergency services

Bequia Hospital now better equipped for emergency services

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The Bequia Casualty Hospital is now better equipped to deal with emergencies if the need arises.

The Bequia Mission, a voluntary, non-profit, non-denominational registered charity in Canada and the U.S, dedicated to providing social, educational and medical assistance to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, donated a quantity of useful equipment to the hospital on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

Present at the handing over ceremony, Gerry Bird, President of the Mission, spoke about the group’s current projects, which include the establishment of several playgrounds on the island. He thanked Sylvester Tannis, a retiree and member of The Mission, and Herman Belmar, Deputy Director of Grenadines Affairs, for their help with the Customs clearance process.

Linda Harrier, head of the newly established Bequia Mission Medical Project Committee, said that through the right connections, they are in the process of having a large pharmaceutical shipment come to the hospital.

On behalf of the Bequia Hospital, Sister Ollivierre expressed a heartfelt thanks to the members of the Bequia Mission for their generous support over the years. She assured them that the equipment will be well taken care of.

Included among the donated equipment was a portable Emergency Defibrillator, which Bird said could help to save lives on the island. A portable ECG Monitor was also donated by the Grace United Church of Canada.

The hospital also received various sizes of sutures, among other useful supplies.(DC)

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