he Queen Elizabeth Hospital has received a generous monetary donation from the Eastern Conference of Seventh Day Adventists.
On Tuesday, pastors from the Seventh Day Adventist Church made the contribution during a media conference to the primary care facility which will help further patient care.
Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Dexter James, said that their equipment prospectus, which outlines their needs, was launched a couple months ago and the SDA looked at it and determined which they area they would assist the Martindale’s Road facility in.
“Words cannot explain the tremendous support that Pastor Haynes has given to us and it is more than welcome and we look forward to deepening and strengthening our relationship with the SDA,” he said.
The church made a donation of blood and assisted with the surveys at the National Blood Collecting Centre on March 16.
Pastor Dayle Haynes said that blood drive was “successful” as young people really turned out to give blood and assist with the surveys in the Blood bank. He also noted that during that day a number of other projects were done as they assisted the elderly and the youth, the homeless.
“The volunteer programme we’ve started, I’ve had meetings with HR and so far we’ve had 40 of our young people who are willing to be trained in different areas to assist the QEH. We see it as a way of broadening our scope but also to help the QEH as well.
“It was been very fruitful in terms of being exposed to this volunteer drive and wanting to give blood and the next one, to give service. Coupled with all of that we received the prospectus from Dr. James, the QEH and we decided we would put together a donation,” Haynes said.
Executive Secretary Pastor Carl Dyall of the Eastern Caribbean Conference said they were “very mindful of the needs of the hospital” and discussed, as an executive committee, how they could contribute to the “development of the patient care” at the primary care facility.
“We have voted to contribute $20,000 towards the hospital specifically with reference to providing some air conditioning units in the High Dependency Unit and also towards the purchase of a special trolley that would help in the work that you do,” Dyall said.