The American University of Antigua (AUA) has once again demonstrated its commitment to improving the delivery of health care in Antigua and Barbuda, particularly to those on the northern side of the island.
A presentation ceremony was held yesterday (Monday) to hand over a large quantity of medical equipment/supplies to the newly opened Cedar Grove Clinic, which has been described as a Polyclinic as it is designed to provide modern health care services for the residents of the area and beyond.
In attendance at the brief presentation were Parliamentary Representative for the area of St. John’s Rural North Charles “Max” Fernandez, District Nurse and Midwife Juliette Gloade and Andrea Lewis, Public Health Nurse for the area.
Minister Fernandez described AUA as an important cooperate partner who has been doing a tremendous job in giving back to the community and the nation as a whole over the years.
“The university continues to go above and beyond in terms of its contribution towards health care and the development of this nation; we as beneficiaries are very grateful to AUA for all the support and timely donations we have received”, Minister Fernandez stated.
Minister Fernandez said that the nurses were very impressed with the gift and noted that the equipment received would enable them to deal with a lot of what is being handled in the emergency room and he intends to ensure that this very important partnership continues.
In accepting the timely gift, Nurse Lewis assured the nation that the items will assist them in providing more efficient and effective health care services to the community and she looks forward to future donations.