Donations are being sought for the new Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre being constructed on Virgin Gorda.
To that end, public health authorities are launching a programme to help generate funds for the centre.
Funds from initiative being dubbed the Iris O’Neal Medical Centre Pledge Programme is specifically to outfit the facility with supplies once construction works are completed.
Construction is projected to end in December.
“As we near the completion of construction, we are seeking the community’s support to offset the cost to outfit the building with the necessary equipment and supplies required to provide optimum health care for the residents and visitors of Virgin Gorda and neighbouring islands,” said CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), Paula Chester-Cumberbatch.
The BVIHSA said donors will receive free advertising in the June 2019 edition of Pulse Magazine and have their name, organization, or church mentioned in other media releases and broadcast productions.
Donations will also be displayed on the new medical centre’s donor wall, the BVIHSA said.
Meanwhile, the launch of the pledge programme will happen on October 26 on Virgin Gorda.
The event will include a health fair where residents will receive free checkups and scheduled tours of the soon-to-be-completed medical centre.
The centre will have facilities such as a laboratory, imaging area, pharmacy, an urgent medical services space, and expanded clinic areas.
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