A former resident of Georgetown has given back to the community with a donation of medical supplies and equipment.
The donation by Mr. Neil Corke, who resides in the United States of America, was handed over to the Georgetown Hospital at a ceremony facilitated by the Sutherland Family on Thursday 13th April. The supplies and equipment included two commodes, a wheel Chair, adult pampers, scrubs for nurses, stethoscopes and sterile dressings.
Former Chief Personnel Officer and Cousin of Mr. Corke, Mr.Tyrone Burke, said that this is not the first contribution that Mr. Corke has made to the Georgetown Community. Burke noted that in 2015, Corke hosted a Christmas Party for teachers and elders in the community, he also held a party for the children of the St. Benedicts Infant Hospital, where he provided each child with a gift, and also held a party for fifty children in the community.
“This is an individual who has a good spirit and a good heart, and is desirous of making further contributions to Georgetown,” Mr. Burke said. He added, “I believe that other persons are assisting him in America, but he is the driver, the main person behind these gifts.” Mr. Burke expressed gratitude to Mr. Corke for his donation.
Health Nursing Supervisor of the Georgetown District, Ms. Glanderene Brown, expressed gratitude, on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, to Mr. Corke, noting that she is grateful that he saw the need to partner with the Ministry in health care. “As we all know, health is a shared responsibility, and the Government alone is not responsible for health, but each of us, as an individual, has that role to play as well,” Sister Brown said.
Ward Manager of the Georgetown Hospital, Sister Theckla Jack, said that the equipment and supplies are not only used for the hospital, but also shared with other health centers in the Georgetown District. She pointed out that there are also members of the Georgetown Community who assist the hospital from time to time, and that they are also grateful to them for their assistance. “Besides the Government, we are heavily dependent on the Friends of the Georgetown Hospital. They have been with us for over fifteen years and we can rely on them for a lot of things,” Sister Jack remarked.