Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) is maintaining its commitment to the care of this nation’s elderly.

This week, a BPI team led by Chief Executive Officer, Mr. David Jean-Marie, visited the St. Michael Geriatric Hospital to present a gift of much-needed equipment.

The equipment, valued at approximately $10 000, comprised of ten (10) drip stands and (10) bath chairs, and was received by Manager Ag. of the Hospital, Mrs. Heather Payne-Drakes.

In expressing thanks to Mr. Jean-Marie for his company’s continued support over the years, she said the bath chairs will be used with immobile patients while the drip stands will be used with those patients who are dependent on critical care medical needs.

Mr. Jean-Marie noted that BPI is extremely proud to be able to make this annual community outreach donation to the Geriatric Hospital and said “We will continue to support the Hospital in any way we can.”

The Hospital, located at Beckles Road, St. Michael, was built in 1884 with a capacity for 286 patients. It one of four public geriatric institutions on the island, the others being the St. Lucy District Hospital, Gordon Cummins District Hospital in St. Thomas and the St. Philip District Hospital. 

Heather Payne-Drakes, Manager (Ag), Geriatric Hospital accepts the gift from David Jean-Marie, CEO, Barbados Port Inc. as staff of both institutions share in the moment

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