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Jun 15, 2016

K.H.M.H. Receives Donation Medical Equipment and Supplies

This morning, the K.H.M.H. proudly announced receipt of a much needed donation of medical equipment and supplies – so needed in fact that the items donated were not available for the announcement today but are already in use in the facility. The K.H.M.H. has benefitted significantly over the years through the largesse of charitable organizations and with this latest donation the Rotary Club of Belize, the Rotary Club of Port Moody British Columbia Canada and Rotary World Help are at the top of the hospital’s nice list. C.E.O. Adrian Coye explained to News Five just how the donation will assist in the provision of quality service to patients.

 

Adrian Coye

Adrian Coye, C.E.O., K.H.M.H.

“We had ten beds which is a very great need for us. We have been systematically changing up patient beds and that is where the patient of course is being nursed and taken care of so if you’re in an uncomfortable bed and you have to be there for several days then that is something that affects how you feel, the experience and the quality of care. These beds have the ability to move up and down and do the different positions that are needed to get the patients in a better position for recovery. A lot of the beds that we have are not mechanical, are manual, and we have some beds that are from the hospital when we just moved over so this is something that’s big for us. It is very costly to be able to replace…if we wanted to replace like sixty-five beds or eighty beds even though we are a hundred and forty bed hospital – that is again a big investment. So that is really why we are very happy about this donation. In addition there were two patient care trolleys – this is what we use to take patients around for emergencies or going to the operating theatre. Other supplies are central lines – a central line when we buy it locally is one hundred plus dollars for one, and we got quite a bit of those and again that helps. Every little bit does help. Basic things – colostomy bags – patients who have abdominal injuries from gunshot wounds may end up with what they call a colostomy and it’s a very distressing thing of course when you have the need for a special bag that is not routinely available. It’s not something that we buy. It’s very difficult for patients to source that locally even in pharmacies so these types of donations help our patients quite a bit because they come to our clinics and we can give them for free. I mean that’s what we do. When we get donations the patients directly benefit.”

 

The donation also included computers which Coye says will be a great help in the provision of service since they are used for the input of health information and other critical work.

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