PRESS RELEASE:- St Jude Hospital was pleased to accept the gift of a brand new 32 inch television set from its corporate partner Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa.
The television set was officially handed over to St. Jude Hospital during a brief ceremony in the hospital’s Pediatric Ward on Wednesday September 14, 2016.
Coconut Bay has a longstanding Memorandum of Understanding with St. Jude Hospital intended for the benefit of the hospital’s Pediatric Ward where the television will be installed.
Dr. Sybil Naitram, Chief of the Pediatrics Department in accepting the gift, expressed her profound gratitude for the television. She recalled that she had bought the department’s current television from a patient fifteen years ago to serve the ward. The gift of this new television would be most welcome.
She also indicated that funds that Coconut Bay had recently donated to the Pediatric Ward is being set aside to purchase a pediatric ventilator.
St Jude hospital, the main healthcare provider for the entire southern half of St Lucia, is most grateful for the continued support of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa.
Dr. Chierry A. Poyotte, St Jude Hospital’s CEO, stated that this relationship with Coconut Bay was akin to a marriage and that there would be no divorce.
It is an example of the kind of corporate partnership that the hospital was seeking to develop with other corporate partners, he noted.
Mr. Darnley Lebourne, Coconut Bay Public Relations Manager stated that St. Jude Hospital is seen as a very important partner. This donation, he added, was a manifestation of the hotel’s continuing commitment to St. Jude Hospital and the children of the Pediatric Ward.
The Memorandum of Understanding was initially signed by the two organizations in 2013. During this period Coconut Bay has provided material and financial support to St. Jude’s Pediatric Ward.
These monetary donations have allowed the hospital to purchase much-needed equipment for the department which has contributed to more effective monitoring of very sick hospitalized children.