SMMC in grave need of medical supplies, medication, other items

PHILIPSBURG–The country’s sole hospital St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is in grave need of a number of items so that it can continue to offer care to the community in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which battered the island with category five winds on Wednesday, September 6.

An SMMC official said in a message on her personal Facebook page that SMMC has been “heavily damaged” by the hurricane and the institution is making every effort to restore all its functions, to be able to provide the necessary basic hospital care to the people of St. Maarten post-hurricane Irma.

The official said however, that due to the devastation the hospital is in grave need of medical supplies, equipment, medication, food and building materials for repairs. “We at SMMC highly appreciate donations received for a rapid, full recovery of our services. Every contribution helps.”

Organisations and individuals who are willing to donate can send their aid to the following accounts:

For donations from a Euro account please use:

ING Belgium SA/NV

24 Avenue Marnix, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium

IBAN: BE42301010473354


Beneficiary Bank: The Windward Island Bank Ltd.

Beneficiary Bank Address: Clem Labega Square 7, Philipsburg

Beneficiary Bank Country: St. Maarten

Beneficiary Bank Account number: 87172006

Beneficiary Bank SWIFT code: WISBSXSM


St. Maarten Medical Center

Welgelegen road #30

Cay Hill, St. Maarten

Donations from the US and other countries can be transferred to:

Standard Chartered Bank

One Madison Ave., New York City

N.Y. 10010-3603-USA


Beneficiary Bank: WISBSXSM

Account number: 871720-08


St. Maarten Medical Center

Welgelegen road #30

Cay Hill, St. Maarten


Source: The Daily Herald