30 August 2019
18 hospital beds sourced in New Zealand for the NRH if needed.
My partner charity in New Zealand, ‘Take My Hands,’ has written to tell me there are 18 hospital beds that can be obtained from a hospital in Wellington, and I have written to the Medical Superintendent at the NRH, Dr. John Hue, to ask if they will be acceptable and are needed.
The last supply of hospital beds sourced for the NRH in New Zealand were electrically operated ones and the NRH could not accept them, wanting those operated manually.
TMH ships medical equipment to several countries, including Pakistan, Nepal and Tonga and consequently there is always a great demand for hospital beds that are in good condition and can be put to immediate and practical use in hospitals, such as the NRH, where there are always reports of bed shortages.
There are some 30 wheel chairs that have been sourced by TMH and they could be put into a container that might be freighted if the hospital beds are required by the NRH.
Meantime, as I wrote about the other day, there is a desperate need for a wheel chair for a severely handicapped child in the Solomon Islands and I again request anyone willing to help get one for the child to please contact me via the link on my website – www.solomonislandsinfocus.com.