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Over $500K pledged to outfit VG hospital so far

Jean Vanterpool presenting a cheque of $10,000 on behalf of Medicure Limited towards the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre. (GIS photo)

More than half-a-million dollars in pledges have been donated so far to outfit the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre on Virgin Gorda.

Donations are pouring in through a recently-launched pledge programme for the medical facility, which is expected to be completely constructed by December.

“It is important for us to understand that it is not just about building a facility in Virgin Gorda, but to ensure that all people of the Virgin Islands will have access to quality healthcare wherever they are,” Health Minister Ronnie Skelton said while thanking donors who have made pledges thus far.

Skelton himself pledged $10,000 to the programme.

He stands among other donors such as Medicure Limited, the Rotary Club of Tortola, Smith & Associates, and Ninth District Representative Dr Hubert O’Neal and his wife.

The health ministry continues to invite members of the Virgin Gorda community to donate to their hospital.

Specifically, the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre Pledge Programme was launched on October 26 to offset the cost of outfitting the medical facility with equipment and supplies.

Persons can call (284) 852-7655 or email nlettsome@bvihsa.vg for more information on how to contribute.

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  1. BLESSED says:

    God Bless Everyone

  2. Me says:

    U guys saying to be completely constructed by Dec.Another said only 1 floor by Dec.Who to believe? Gov’t can’t complete not furnish.What about staffing?

  3. Concern says:

    Why are we calling this a mini hospital when it will only be staffed by the same people currently at the clinic – or do we have a plan to bring in more qualified doctors and nurses. Tell me more about the plan to staff, not the building.

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