January 5, 2007
Florida donates to Nursing School

The St Vincent School of Nursing has received a New Years gift from the St Vincent and the Grenadines Association in Florida (SVGAF).

It comprised of five adult models, two baby models, and an arm to enable the students to do their intravenous infusion, which people normally call “drips”.{{more}}

The SVGAF in its January 2 presentation also signaled its intention to replacing the current dilapidated life-size model with one that is modern. It will arrive in the state within the next couple of months.

Clem Dopwell, the Public Relations Officer of the group told Searchlight that the project came about as a result of a former student nurse of the school Miss Elizabeth Greaves. He said that while they were in Florida Greaves brought up the idea that the school needed some assistance and they as a group should purchase this equipment to help.

“We are still working towards doing more for the nursing school in whatever area that they may need assistance and we are hoping to keep in close contact with them,” Dopwell said.

The group is a nine-year old all-Vincentian group that resides in Florida and which helps worthy causes in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

In the past the group has donated several supplies including beds, cribs sheets and pillowcases to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

Principal of the school, Sylvia Williams, said that the number of students in a class has grown to such a number that another room is needed to facilitate them doing their practicals.

“I have always been dissatisfied with the fact that there is only one practical room to host over 90 students,” she said.

The school, which was established in 1977, has a total of 261 students that are currently enrolled and is hoping to add another 50 early in this year.