Several businesses houses here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines have come forward and made valuable donations toward enhancing patient care at this country’s premier health facility, the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
Among these businesses are FLOW SVG Limited which has committed itself to refurbishing the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and Andrews Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Services which has pledged to provide air conditioning to the Oncology Unit to be established at the hospital.
Speaking at an appreciation ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Health, yesterday, Wayne Hull, Country Manager of FLOW SVG said the hospital is one of the most critical institutions in this country, hence his company has decided to take this initiative as part of its corporate responsibility.
Mr. Hull said the total donation includes $5,000, a 50 inch television along with internet connection.
He said that in addition to the donation to the A&E Department, FLOW will also provide internet connection to the major surgical ward to facilitate telemedicine.
Mr. Andrew Miller, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Andrews Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Services said he was moved to make a donation to the hospital, after having received quality service at the facility while warded there recently as a patient.
The other donors are Mr. Ian and Candy Veira who donated a refrigerator to store vaccines for new born babies; SINGER which donated a refrigerator to store medicine for the Oncology Unit; National Properties Limited which donated a television set for the Oncology Unit and an amplifier for the Public Address (PA) System at the hospital; and the General Manager of Guardsman, who will assist in the electronic access door system for the Accident and Emergency waiting area.
Mrs. Bernadette-Ambrose-Black expressed heartfelt gratitude to the businesses for their generous donations.
The Ministry of Health presented token of appreciation to the various donors during yesterday’s ceremony held at the ministry of Foreign Affairs Conference Room.