St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Georgetown, Guyana, provides a full range of healthcare services to patients regardless of ability to pay, and provides back-up emergency services when the large public hospital in Georgetown is overwhelmed. The 124-bed hospital opened in 1945, but was partially destroyed by fire in 2010. Since then, the Sisters of Mercy who run the hospital have been rebuilding and trying to replace the valuable equipment and supplies that were lost.
This well-run hospital is a good partner for Global Links, and because of their affiliations with organizations in the United States, much of the equipment we receive will fit seamlessly into their operations. For example, we can more easily provide accessories for equipment they already possess, or privacy curtains that fit into the tracks already in the ceiling.
ICU beds, birthing beds, surgical instruments, supplies and equipment were included in our first donation of aid, with a goal of meeting some of the hospital’s immediate needs. We look forward to becoming a long-term partner with this hospital.
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