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Peebles Hospital Receives $82,600 in New Donations

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The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is pleased to announce that a total of $82,600 was donated to the New Peoples Hospital Pledge Programme in the last month.

Rotary Donation 50KToday, in the lobby of the new Peebles Hospital the President of the Rotary Club of Tortola Mr. Henry Creque presented the Minister for Health and Social Development Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton with a check for $50,000 to be invested specifically to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

When accepting the donation, the Health Minister thanked the Rotary Club of Tortola and stated that everyone living within our shores will eventually need care that will be provided at Peebles Hospital and this generous donation will significantly assist in ensuring that optimum care is provided by the NICU.

In his remarks Mr. Creque stated “The Rotary Club of Tortola commends the Government of Virgin Islands for their vision to progress this most worthy project through which the quality of health care delivered to the residents of our Territory will be significantly enhanced and the Club is honored to be able to partner with this effort.”

A group of Rotarians also attended the handover ceremony which included the Assistant Rotary 7020 District Governor, Mrs. Delma Maduro, and former President Mr. Kenneth Morgan. The Rotary Club’s motto is ‘Service Through Self’ and according to Mrs. Maduro all BVI Rotarians are committed to investing time, talent, and money into the development of the Virgin Islands.

donates 25KOn Monday, 18th August, Mossack Fonseca & Co (BVI) presented the Minister for Health and Social Development Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton, Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Darlene Carty-Baptiste, and Director of Operations/Hospital Services Mrs. Cedorene Malone-Smith with a check for $25,000 to assist in purchasing the needed equipment for the new Peebles Hospital.

The donation was presented by Managing Director Ms. Eyra Perdomo and former Managing Director Mrs. Rosemary Flax.

Speaking with Ms. Perdomo, she stated that, “Mossack Fonseca is happy to donate to the new Peebles Hospital and we are donating $25,000, in recognition of the 26 years Mrs. Flax served our company.”

In her remarks Mrs. Flax stated “I want to encourage other financial services organizations in the Territory to recognize their staff in this fashion, as this will provide opportunities for local partnerships and contributions in the growth of the community.”

On 24th July, the BVIHSA opened the doors of the new Peebles hospital to public tours and three families generously donated a total of $7,600 to contribute towards purchasing the needed equipment.

Willam and Beryl TurnbullThe 16 children plus the grandchildren of William and Beryl Turnbull donated $5,500 in their memory. Mrs. Maurita Kupoluyi donated $2,200 in memory of her husband Mr. Christopher T. Kupoluyi, and Ms. Phyllis George donated $100.

Ms. GeorgeThe Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Darlene Carty-Baptiste expressed, “The members of the Board of Directors, Executive Team and the BVIHSA staff are overjoyed with the generosity of businesses, families and individuals within the Territory. With the tours more and more persons have an opportunity to see firsthand what this magnificent facility has to offer our health care needs. We continue to invite people to come and bring a friend.”

The new Peebles Hospital tours started on 24th July and a total of 223 persons have since toured the facility. Persons interested in making an appointment can call 852-7511 or email APfahie@bvihsa.vg. Tours are offered every Thursday; however the BVIHSA will make special accommodations to a group of persons traveling from the sister islands.

The new Peebles Hospital has collected a total of $1,614,001.00 to-date in donations and the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority thanks every donor for their generous contribution and remains committed to meeting the health care needs of the Territory.

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