Dinamap Vital Signs Monitor donated to Glendon Hospital

The original article can be found in: The Montserrat Reporter

The Montserrat Kent Association through representation by James Hixon and Iola Lee of Montserrat make a donation of monitoring equipment to the Glendon Hospital this morning, July 12, 2013 at the hospital conference room.

The Dinamap gift is a Vital Signs Monitor which according to James Hixon who joined with Iola in handing over, “is intended for the use and benefit of the people of Montserrat, made possible through the generous donation of the Montserrat Kent Association.”

Hixon announced that, “The funds have been raised from many fund-raising activities and from generous donors in England who are still mindful of the volcanic situation that affects lives on Montserrat and considers it a sense of duty to assist in whatever way to contribute to the needs of Montserratians.”

The spear-heading of the Organization is Montserratian Joseph “Will” Cabey of Woodlands who resided in Kent, England for many years and has shown a keen interest to give back to his beloved island and people, something tangible that will be of beneficial use. The donor-rep noted, “The funds raised are not entirely controlled by him,” adding that in order for any funds to be released, there are two other signatories in himself and Iola Lee.

For the brief handing-over ceremony Fr. Vyphius of the Anglican Church said prayers and blessed the equipment, while Nurse Icilda Stanley expressed on behalf of the nurses their appreciation for the donation. “It’s very beneficial to us because especially when you have to do continuous monitoring and everybody knows how short staffed we are,” she said.

She explained, “Once you put the machine on you don’t have to have a nurse who will be doing the monitoring every 15 minutes, every 20 minutes. You could just hook your machine up and the nurse will be doing something else the machine will be doing the recording…”

She expressed thanks again, “and we look forward to many more donations,” she concluded.

Hixon stated that Joseph Cabey could not be present for the handing over of the equipment, “as he has to be back in England for personal reasons.”

“We trust that the best care would be taken so that it can last for many years for the benefit of all that have need of it,” Hixon concluded, taking the opportunity to reveal that, ”Through this Organization the Golden Years Home has also benefitted and it is hoped that more donations would be made possible in the future.”

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