Press Release

Ministry of Health & Social Development
BVI Health Services Authority
Release Date:
Friday, 27 July 2018 - 2:48pm

The Rehabilitation Services (Physiotherapy) Unit of the BVI Health Services Authority has received a piece of exercise equipment as a love-offering from the Methodist Church.

Chief of Medical Staff, Dr. June Samuel thanked the church for the valuable donation at a ceremony to dedicate the equipment on Friday June 20.  She said, “Healthcare is ongoing and evolving and we will always have a need.”

Dr. Samuel also encouraged the community to continue to invest in the health services of the Territory. “The hospital belongs to the community,” she said, adding, “We are here to serve you and in order to do that we need human resources, equipment and other supplies.  When the community gets involved with initiatives such as this, and makes sponsorships, they can continue to feel that the services belong to them and that we are here to serve them.”

Superintendent Minister at the Methodist Church, Mr. Franklyn E. Manners while handing over the piece of equipment said, “God loves and is concerned for the wellbeing of his people.  God’s care is not only for our physical being but for the entire person.”

The members of the Methodist Church including Reverend Manners, Circuit Stewards Ms. Velma Chung and Mr. Andrew St. Hilaire, and Property Steward Mr. Milton Creque also presented the BVIHSA, Friends of Peebles with a check for $4,200 which covered the remaining cost of the equipment.

The Peebles Hospital Physiotherapy Unit offers a wide range of rehabilitative services including physical therapy and interventions for speech, language and communicative disorders.

The machine donated by the church will aid in the rehabilitation of persons who have musculoskeletal or neurological problems and persons recovering from injuries. It will also support the improvement and the general wellbeing of individuals who are in need of therapeutic services.

Persons interested in making donations to the authority can contact the Director of Hospital Services Mrs. Cedorene Malone-Smith at 852-7500 for more information.

BVI Health Services Authority is committed to delivering excellent, compassionate, client centered healthcare across the Territory.

For more information:

Contact:          Natasha Lettsome

                        Marketing & Communications Manager

Telephone:     852-7500 ext. 7655