Communication between nurses who are stationed at the various isolation centres has received a major boost from telecoms provider Flow.
Continuing its support for the national effort against the spread of COVID-19, the company recently donated several mobile devices with data and voice credit to be used by nurses and medical staff who are working on the frontlines.
“We are happy to support our nurses who are working around the clock to provide the best care possible for all persons at the isolation centres.
“We also pay tribute to them for their unwavering commitment, and we hope these devices provide them with some measure of aid in expediting their critical duties,” said Marilyn Sealy, senior manager, Communications, Flow.
Flow’s most recent contribution follows a similar donation of office equipment and supplies to the Harrison Point Isolation Centre, in addition to the company’s efforts to facilitate online learning with donations of devices for students while increasing home internet speeds for teachers.
“These devices will go a long way in helping to connect the various sites, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Nurses can now use these mobile devices instead of being tethered to a desk to take phone calls,” said Bernadette Belgrave, Senior Nursing Officer.
“As you can imagine it was tiring going back and forth, and it also took quite some time to get messages through and the nurses were sometimes using their personal cell phones to make patient-related calls, so this gift is very timely.”
Glendora Seale, Nursing Officer in charge of the Harrison Point Isolation Centre, was also on hand to receive the devices on behalf of her colleagues.
“We are committed to giving the best care possible to all patients who come into the isolation centres. Some days can be tiring but we are up to the challenge, and we continue to give of our best to the Barbadian public. We also have the benefit of vaccinations which is one of the best things we can use to navigate the onslaught of COVID-19,” she said. (PR)