Monday 16 December, 2019

SDA donate chairs to Eunice Gibson Polyclinic in Warrens

Waiting area at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic

Waiting area at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic

The Breath of Life Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church donated a score of chairs to the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic.

Persons standing and waiting in line to be served in the main hall or by the dispensary of this Warrens-situated polyclinic can rest assured that some ease is on the way.

Today during a handover ceremony as the polyclinic launched its Health and Wellness Week 2019, the Seventh Day Adventist presented some 20 chairs to the organisation. Each chair carries a label which states the donor's name and has Proverbs 3:5-6 on it - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Medical Officer of Health Dr Heather Armstrong said that the new chairs will be used in the waiting areas.

Polyclinic needs more support from corporate Barbados

Responding to the question of what are the current needs of the polyclinic, she added that the polyclinic is open to more donations from corporate Barbados. She said, "certainly, our budgets are limited, and when the community joins with us they will benefit as well." Therefore she urged other churches, businesses and individuals to also partner with the polyclinic "to get things done."

To date as it relates to donations, Armstrong confessed, "we've had a good year. Can't complain, but there are a lot of things we still need."

She said that there are in need of certain pieces of medical equipment. They have an exercise programme and would love to receive a donation of gym equipment to create such a space at the clinic to help persons on this aspect of moving towards a healthy lifestyle. She also said that at the clinic they started painting and would welcome a donation of paint to finish the job. Additionally, she said that persons can volunteer and donate their time when the clinic has projects too, "that is appropriate."

The Eunice Gibson Polyclinic serves parts of St Michael including Hothersal, Bush Hall and Bank Hall; St Thomas; parts of St Andrew; and parts of St James including some of Hoyte's Village and Bagatelle.

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