ECG Machines Donated to St. Ann's Bay Hospital

Judith Cousley (left) of First Regional Co-op Credit Union Limited, presents a cheque for $89,663 to Chief Medical Officer of the St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, Dr. Nicole Dawkins (right), during the handing over of two electrocardiograph (ECG) machines to the hospital on June 12. Also sharing the moment is Marjorie Taylor, Chairman, Friends of the St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital
Two electrocardiograph (ECG) machines, valued at approximately $500,000, were recently (June 12) donated to the St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital in St. Ann.

The donation, from the 'Friends of the St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital' was welcomed by Senior Medical Officer of the hospital, Dr. Nicole Dawkins, who said that they will improve the quality of care offered to patients.

Chairman of the Friends of the St. Ann's Bay Regional Hospital, Marjorie Taylor, said the group saw the need for the ECG machines at the institution and decided to raise funds to make the purchases.

"The machines were bought from our fund-raising efforts and also from dues collected at meetings. We did not have enough money to purchase the machines so we approached First Regional Co-op Credit Union, and they graciously consented to assist, hence allowing us the privilege of making this presentation," she noted.

Presentation of a $89,663 cheque was made by Judith Cousley, First Regional's Public Relations Manager.

Her Excellency, the Most Hon. Lady Allen, who was on hand for the presentation, commended the donors for their support to the hospital over the years. She said that the patients will "benefit greatly from these timely gifts."

Lady Allen noted the importance of sponsorship and giving to the less fortunate in the society; and she encouraged the hospital staff to care for the equipment "so that we can have them for a long time."