The Sir Winston Scott Polyclinic is one of nine government polyclinics providing family, general practice and specialized healthcare services in Barbados. Over the last few months the BIBA Charity has been working with Barbados’ Chief Medical Officer and her team to understand the challenges that they face on a daily basis, providing free frontline healthcare to the public. Dr Elizabeth Ferdinand has eloquently and passionately articulated the high priority need for a walk-in cooler installed at the Sir Winston Scott Polyclinic, in order to continue the island-wide immunization and vaccination program. Her team has also identified other very important equipment needs at the polyclinic, including two autoclaves for equipment sterilization, wall mounted otoscopes and opthalmoscopes, Snellen charts and adult scales.
Sir Winston Scott Polyclinic is the largest polyclinic in the Barbados public healthcare system and experiences the heaviest amount of traffic. Improvements made to the services offered at the polyclinics help to reduce the pressure on the facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We need your help to improve all aspects of healthcare in Barbados. By contributing to this appeal, you can help enhance and improve the quality of patient care and services available for people and their families in our community.
The walk-in cooler targeted for donation is a state of the art system with many upgrades to ensure that the cold chain is maintained. The installed cost of the cooler is US$70,000. The autoclaves cost US$10,000 each, and the other equipment required have smaller costs. For further details, please view the appeal on BIBA’s facebook page.
We hope that you can join with us at the BIBA Charity to assist with these vital needs. We understand economic times are tough. No donation is too small. Please give as generously as you can.
To make a donation, please mail a cheque made out to “BIBA Charity” to BIBA’s offices at 19 Pine Rd, Belleville, St Michael.