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Thanks to the Sandilands Hospital Welfare Committee, the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre is proud to announce the addition of a Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor to the Eloise Penn Ward. In fulfilling their mandate to assist the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre with their countless needs, Chairman Pastor Hugh Roach of the Seventh-day Adventist Church presented Sharon Williams, Hospital Administrator and Sister Narona Miller Smith, Nursing Officer II with a donation of a Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor from the Sandilands Hospital Welfare Committee.

The donation was prompted after Pastor Roach toured the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre with Sister Narona Miller Smith who expressed the urgent need for a portable vital signs monitoring system on the ward. The Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs Monitor will provide automated blood pressure, heart rate, predictive temperature, oxygen saturation, and pulse rate. Vital signs assessment provides fast and accurate readings which will benefit all of the patients in the ward.

Pastor Roach remarked: “we are very pleased to support such an important cause, and we give God’s blessings to the male acute care patients struggling with illness and substance abuse problems.”

Medical supply and equipment company Ports International, distributor for Welch Allyn was on hand for the presentation. As stated by Michele Rassin of Ports International “we are proud to have assisted with the procurement of the much needed monitoring equipment at a discounted price. As the largest provider of medical supplies and equipment in the Bahamas, we are proud to be able to support the essential healthcare needs of the country”.

Sharon Thompson graciously accepted the vital signs machine stating “On behalf of the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Sandilands Hospital Welfare Committee for this much needed monitor. This generous donation will go a long way to extend their duties on the ward.” As the resources are not sufficient to supply the ever changing equipment needs, the local public hospitals rely on additional donations of vital equipment and supplies.

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