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Iris O’neal Medical Centre to launch pledge fund

October 18th, 2018 | Tags: Iris O’neal Medical Centre
Artist impression of the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre. Photo: GIS/File
The launch will be held on Friday, October 26 with an opening ceremony and health fair on Virgin Gorda beginning at 10:00 a.m. Photo: Provided
The launch will be held on Friday, October 26 with an opening ceremony and health fair on Virgin Gorda beginning at 10:00 a.m. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: A New Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre Pledge programme will be launched on Virgin Gorda as efforts continue to improve health care services across the Territory.

This is according to a release from the Government Information Service dated October 17, 2018, noting that the medical centre will boast a laboratory, imaging, pharmacy, urgent medical services and expanded clinic areas.

Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Paula Chester-Cumberbatch said that the purpose of the pledge programme is to seek funding to assist with outfitting the medical centre upon the completion of construction which is scheduled for December.

Community Support

“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,” Mrs Chester-Cumberbatch said according to the release.

The launch will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, with an opening ceremony and health fair on Virgin Gorda beginning at 10:00 a.m. Residents will receive free health checks and lifesaving health information.

Scheduled tours of the medical centre will also be organised and persons will get an opportunity to make a donation to the pledge programme.

All donations will be given at a gift level and displayed on the new medical centre’s donor wall.  Residents on Virgin Gorda are encouraged to attend the opening ceremony and pledge their support to improve healthcare in the VI.

4 Responses to “Iris O’neal Medical Centre to launch pledge fund ”

  • one eye (18/10/2018, 10:49) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    after the NDP thief all the money we must now fund the clinic on VG strupps
    • the rock (18/10/2018, 11:26) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
      that can be said of the vip witn hospital in town but thats small tslk dude, vg get those millionaires on board, easy picking, hon. ronny skelton yur large!
  • nonsense (18/10/2018, 11:05) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    I did not hear a call for a pledge to fund the China/Asia and African trips and the spending they squander without conscience. Take that money and apply to projects on the ground that impact the people directly.
    • Concerned VG (19/10/2018, 08:31) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      I fully agree with you, where is the priority of this elected NDP administration? They are busy fighting each other and trying to be re-elected to continue raping the Territory of its resources but let them go ahead.


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