Delayed delivery of beds and wheel chairs

DEAR EDITOR, the promised freightage of 100 hospital beds and some 30 wheel chairs for delivery to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services has been further delayed because the hospital beds are still to be released by the Wellington Hospital in New Zealand pending the delivery of replacement hospital beds for the hospital.

I am led to understand, however, by ‘Take My Hands’ by partner charity organization in Auckland, that at least the first of two forty foot containers with 50 hospital beds and the wheel chairs will be shipped from New Zealand on or about the 29 September 2018.

The medical authorities at the NRH have been made aware of the delay.

The Solomon Islands Forest Association (SFA) previously donated more than $US11,000 for the shipment of the two forty foot containers in order to aid the NRH and two provincial hospitals with the much needed hospital beds.

Yours sincerely

Frank Short

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