The People’s Republic of China through the Chinese Medical Brigade attached to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) has donated $6.2 Million in medical supplies and equipment.The items were donated on Wednesday by a team of doctors including the leader of the Chinese Medical Brigade to Linden Dr.Wang Feng.The items, which will also alleviate the issue of shortages of some supplies at the hospital, will be disbursed to the Kwakwani Hospital as well as the Upper Demerara Hospital as the need arises. The larger equipment on the list of itemsMembers of the Chinese Medical Brigade along with Chief Executive Officer of LHC, Dr Mohammad Ryasat (centre)donated include ultrasonic atomization, atomizer energy chips, syringe pumps, oxygen pumps, and infant oxygen hoods. Public Relations Officer of the LHC Toshanna Allicock said the staff of the medical facility is extremely grateful for the donation which is an annual exercise conducted for the past 19 years. Last year, $5Million in items was donated and Allicock related that these donations contributed significantly to the improvement of the services, especially emergency services offered at the hospital. Some critical items that were donated last year were anaesthesia machines, portable ultrasound machines and electrocardiogram (EKG) machines.The PRO said the hospital can now offer these services on a 24-hour basis since more doctors and nurses have been trained in managing them. “Since then we have been training doctors and nurses to use this equipment so that we can improve the speed at which we offer EKG testing and ultrasound as well … so instead of waiting for someone to come and have these EKG testing done, we have the nurses right there who are able to handle that, so we can get faster results,” she noted.The brigade has already asked the Management to compile a list of items needed for 2019, and Allicock said, she is confident those will be donated as the hospital looks forward to a continued relationship with Government of China.
In Dawson Creek, Team Canada White beat up the Czech Republic by a score of 7-2.Jakob Pelletier opened the scoring 3:52 into the first frame to make it 1-0. Ethan Keppen and Graeme Clarke had the helpers. Ethan Keppen would get his second point of the period after a goal at 17:11 with Jaxon Bellamy and Graeme Clarke were the setup tandem on the 2-0 goal.The Canadians didn’t let up in the middle frame as Jake Lee scored on the power play at 14:27, Graeme Clarke got his first assist of the period on Lee’s 3-0 marker. Almost four minutes later Jakob Pelletier scored his second of the night off a feed from Graeme Clarke who had four assists on the night. Braden Schneider had the other helper on the 4-0 tally. Finally, Connor McMichael found the net to make it 5-0 just before the end of the second period.The Czech’s broke the goose egg at 7:23 of the third period after Martin Lang scored on the power play, Simon Kubicek and Filip Prikryl had the helpers on the 5-1 goal. However, thirteen seconds later Canada white forward Joe Carroll beat the Czech netminder for the 6-1 goal after taking the feed from Thomas Pelletier and Nathan Staios. Lang got another one back for the visitors once again on the powerplay. Filip Prikryl and Simon Kubicek were the setup tandem on the 6-2 Braden marker at 15:16. Schneider made it 7-2 with just under two minutes remaining as Nathan Staios and Ethan Keppen set him up.Advertisement Goaltender Taylor Gauthier made 25 of 27 saves for the Canadians. The Czech Republic netminding duo made 28 0f 35 saves.Graeme Clarke led all skaters with four helpers. Ethan Keppen had three points in the win. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Team Finland improved to 2-1 after a 6-1 thrashing of Sweden on Tuesday afternoon at the North Peace Arena.The Swede’s would open the scoring thanks to a goal by Max Wahlgren who was set up by Joel Wahlgren. Sweden took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission after a lackluster opening period from the Fin’s.In the middle stanza the Fin’s tied up the score at 1-1 after Henri Nikkanen found the net after a great individual effort at 10:18 into the period. Exactly eight minutes later Wiljami Myllyla beat the Swedish goaltender to make it 2-1. Santuu Hakanen and Jusso Parssinen were the setup tandem. The Fin’s skated into the locker room after 40 minutes of play, up 2-1.- Advertisement -Finland dominated play in the third frame, as four different players have found twine. Patrik Puistola on the powerplay scored at 8:35 of the third to give the Fin’s a 3-1 lead. Kalle Loponen and Leevi Aaltonen got the assists. Not even three minutes later Mikko Petman made it 4-1 after depositing a feed from Patrik Puistola. Two twenty-six after that Henri Nikkanen made it 5-1 as Puistola got his third point of the period. Mikko Petman had the other helper. Anton Lundell rounded out the scoring as he scored Finland’s sixth goal. Veeti Miettinen had the lone assist.Patrick Puistola had 3 points and Henri Nikkanen and Mikko Petman each chipped in with a goal and an assist.Netminder Kari Piiroinen stopped 32 of 33 shots he faced for Finland. Hugo Alnefelt made 36 of 42 saves.Advertisement
LETTERKENNY General Hospital is to continue its ban on visitors as the winter vomiting bug continues to cause problemsA spokesman for the HSE said this evening: “Due to the presence of the Winter Vomiting Bug, no visitors will be allowed to visit the hospital at this time to help curtail the spread of infection.“There will be allowances made for the maternity department where fathers will be allowed to visit. “In cases where a patient is critically ill, a nominated next of kin should ring the ward in advance to make arrangements to visit.“All appropriate infection control measures are being taken to deal with the situation at the hospital at the moment and the ban on visiting will remain in place until the wards are free from the outbreak. We are appealing to the public to adhere strictly to the ban on visiting.“Letterkenny General Hospital wishes to thank patients and the public for their cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience caused.” CHRISTMAS BAN ON VISITORS TO LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL AS BUG SPREADS was last modified: December 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHRISTMAS BAN ON VISITORS TO LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL AS BUG SPREADS