Friends of the Hospital gives to Health Authority | THE DAILY HERALD

June Raynes-Christopher, Dialysis Manager receiving cheque from Audrey Brooks, President, Friends of the Hospital.

ANGUILLA–Audrey Brooks, President of Anguilla’s Friends of the Hospital organisation, presented a cheque for US $2,200 on Friday, June 22, to Maezda Demis-Adams, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Raised at the popular and widely attended annual Coffee Morning event held in March, the money will be used within the hospital’s Dialysis Unit. Brooks said, “We come with our yearly donation to give, to help and to support. We thank the Dialysis Unit staff who look after the patients daily and thank everyone who helped to raise the funds.”

CEO Demis-Adams, on accepting the donation, said, “The Friends of the Hospital has been the only non-governmental organisation (NGO) with its sole focus being the hospital in Anguilla. It has supported the work done at the hospital over the years by consistently supporting various departments. The Dialysis Unit has a special place in my heart because this is where I worked as a nurse with the Health Department. I want to thank you for your invaluable support. We appreciate you and every year we look forward to hearing the call that you are coming.”

Dialysis Unit Manager June Raynes-Christopher said the unit provides service to 21 clients three times weekly using eight dialysis machines including an isolation unit. The unit’s mission is to provide quality dialysis in a cost-effective and holistic manner with a multi-disciplinary team of nephrologists, internists, nurses, dieticians and pharmacists. She noted that dialysis treatment is very costly as all supplies used are single-use only. She said, “Partnership with the Friends of the Hospital assists tremendously in the fulfilment of the unit’s mission.”

The Anguillian Friends of the Hospital organisation began in the late 1970s, and has continued its uninterrupted service to the hospital since, shaping its contributions to its evolving health care needs and focus.

Source: The Daily Herald