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Medical supplies for Union Island Hospital

Medical supplies for Union Island Hospital

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On Thursday, Dec. 16th, a crate of medical supplies valued at over EC$40,000 was handed over to Dr. Junior Ackie, resident physician, and sisters Thomas and King of the Union Island Hospital. Making the donation was Union Island-born Canadian resident Byron and Grasita Jones and the Jones brothers and sisters, all of Union Island, who all now reside in Winnipeg and other parts of Canada. {{more}}The supplies included oxygen and respiratory supplies, IV and gastrointestinal supplies, syringes, surgical drapes, bandages and tensors among other items.

This donation is the second of its kind from H.O.P.E. International in Winnipeg, Canada whose director is Phyllis Reader. This organization provides new items to countries throughout the world including Bangladesh, Grenada, Cuba, India and Central and Southern African countries.

Earlier that day, Jones distributed care packages to 33 families that suffered significant loss during Hurricane Ivan. These included towels, face cloths, soaps, toothpaste, and male and female clothes, including shoes and underwear.

Last year, Jones provided two crates of EC$90,000 of medical supplies for the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.