Gozo CCU Foundation benefits from Malta Charities Assoc
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Ghajnsielem based sculptor Joe Xuereb, recently presented a donation of € 2000 on behalf of ‘The Malta Charities Association’ of London, to Dame Carmen Bellamy, Chairperson of the Gozo CCU Foundation, in the presence of Jacqueline Rose(Secretary) and Paul Bellamy (Thechnical Advisor).
As in previous years, Xuereb donated one of his works to ‘The Malta Charities.’ This was auctioned during their Gala Dinner which was held last November at The Landmark Hotel in London.
The fundraising event once again proved to be very successful and Xuereb’s sculpture gained the interest of several bidders, achieving a price of GBP £2500.
Various Gozitan charitable organisations have benefited over the years through financial help from the London based ‘Malta Charities,’ including the Arka Foundation, Oasis Foundation and Inspire.
This year it was decided to extend help to the Gozo CCU Foundation which, over the past years, has been doing sterling work in upgrading, to the highest standard the CCU department and the ECG Department of the Gozo General Hospital, through the donation of equipment among other things.
The aim of the Foundation is to improve facilities at the CCU in Gozo General Hospital. The provision of vital machinery in this unit receives no government funding.
Dame Carmen Bellamy on behalf of her Committee, thanked Joe Xuereb and the The Malta Charities for their support and generosity.
To date the following is a list of equipment that has been purchased by the Gozo CCU Monitors Foundation and have been placed in the Gozo General Hospital:
5 Dash 5000 Marquette Monitors
1 Dash 5000 Marquette Monitor for transportation of patients
2 Solar 8000i Marquette Monitors
1 Central Console for the nurses Station to monitor all patients at the same time
1 Laser Printer
6 ITU/Cardiac beds
6 Monkey Poles
6 Monkey Chains
2 Squabs to increase the length of the mattresses when required
2 overlay mattresses complete with pumps
1 air mattress replacement complete with pump
7 Over bed tables
Zoll Defibrillator for the Accident and Emergency Department
3 black leather chairs for the Nurses Station
1 black leather chair for the Nurse’s Office
1 Emergency Trolley
Screens for the beds in the CCU and Renal Ward
3 ECG machines and trolleys
A second full replacement mattress with pump
1 Rescue Bag (Male/Female Ward)
1 Rescue Bag ( CCU Ward)
2 V 60 Ventilators
1 ECG Machine and Trolley for the A & E Department.
For more information on the work of the Gozo CCU Foundation please visit their website.
Photograph – Charles Spiteri.