Kiwanis Donate $21,000 To KEMH Baby Unit

January 12, 2016

The Kiwanis Club of Bermuda has donated $21,000 towards a new incubator that will be used in the Special Care Baby Unit in the Maternity Department of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Christine Virgil, Clinical Director of Maternal Child, comments: “We are very grateful for this very kind donation. Such donations make a big difference on the front line of care for some of our most vulnerable patients.

“Incubators are usually used for premature or unwell newborn babies and so on behalf of all the parents and children who will use this equipment, I’d like to thank the Kiwanis Club for their efforts in supporting us.”

Photo left to right: Kiwanis President, Sandra Stowe; Kiwanis Past Lieutenant Governor [PLG] and Chairman, David Burgess; BHB Maternity Clinical Manager, Janet Wheelan; BHB Midwife, Lisa Blydon; BHB Clinical Director of Maternal Child, Christine Virgil; Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor [2013 to 2015], Altama Burgess; Kiwanis PLG, Leleath Bailey; Kiwanis PLG, Raymond Tannock.

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Chairman of Kiwanis,Mr David Burgess said, “The Kiwanis Clubs of Bermuda are extremely proud to support local hospital services, especially those caring for Bermuda’s children and babies.

“The funds have been raised by various activities by our members, from sales to fish fries, as well as support from Kiwanis International. It is our great pleasure to make this donation to support such an important service for the country.”

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  1. crunchy mama says:

    Does KEMH also practice kangaroo care?