The Caring for Life Foundation has donated two pieces of equipment to help bed-ridden patients in the surgical ward of Cayman Islands Hospital.
Sarah Hobbs, deputy chairwoman of the Caring for Life Foundation, along with five representatives from Scotiabank, handed over the Flowtron machine to the Health Services Authority, which runs the public hospital in George Town.
“Scotiabank, among other corporate donors, plays an integral role in supporting the CFLF. Currently, 20 employees from Scotiabank donate a small percentage of their paycheck every month to contribute to the foundation. We are extremely appreciative, and encourage others to give back to the community,” Ms Hobbs said.
“We are sincerely thankful to the Caring for Life Foundation for their generous contribution and continuous support,” said Lizzette Yearwood, chief executive officer of the Health Services Authority.
Delroy Jefferson, chief medical officer of the authority, said that a Flowtron machine inflates and deflates to increase blood circulation, especially in the lower leg.
“The Flowtron machine is a very critical machine to have, particularly for the surgical unit where patients are restricted to bed rest for extended periods of time,” Dr. Jefferson said.
The Caring for Life Foundation is a community-driven charity that raises money for equipment and supplies for the Health Services Authority.