Urgent plea for Medical Equipment

Suresh the blind administrator, has served here for 32 years

Suresh the blind administrator, has served here for 32 years

The team Nurses, Adele and Heather, have spent the last 2-days working with the nurses at a Health Centre and Maternity hospital. The Golden Oldies also presented the medical equipment and supplies to the poorly resourced facilities. Unbeknown to us a senior nurse had a desperate request for 2 nebulisers and guess what the team had with them to donate to the Centre. Two nebulisers!

Medical equipment donated by Golden Oldies and many supporters, presented to Medical Centre

Medical equipment donated by Golden Oldies and many supporters, presented to Medical Centre

The Golden Oldies Interns trekked inland through mud and slippery tracks to a squatter village near the mangroves.

This fish caught provides food for the village for the next two days

This fish caught provides food for the village for the next two days

They live solely by their crops and fishing. Rowing out to sea on a falling tide, rowing their boats out through the mangroves, fishing for sardines, then returning on an incoming tide. We arrived with their catch landed and being bagged for sale to other villages in the squatter area. Two days later they do it all again. That’s their life. But serene, and happy to chat to all the Interns.

Golden Oldies 'tanaloa'/dialogue with village people

Golden Oldies ‘tanaloa’/dialogue with village people

Their biggest issue. Securing ownership of the land they were born on. It’s one of the projects the Anglican Mission Board is supporting and it made the team feel proud of this part partnership already underway to fulfil their dream. 

Lynette chats to residents in a resthome

Lynette chats to residents in a resthome

A trip to an Old People’s Home grabbed the attention of the Government. They are now wanting to prioritise greater care and support for their elderly, and heard about the Golden Oldies. A senior Government Official met us at the Home and we spent time discussing aged-care. They are keen to continue that dialogue after the Golden Oldies visit, seeing they can learn much from them.

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2 comments on “Urgent plea for Medical Equipment

  1. jill bennett says:

    Seems as though all the happy faces mean the team is enjoying their visits. Great to see evidence of the catch.Did you taste any?I think from looking at G.O. names that there are now some third timers on the trip,wonder what you are calling them Graeme Super-Graduates ??
    Canterbury folk, enjoy the warm weather it’s very cold at present God bless all Jill

  2. Great to see you again, second returns and new. What a differnce you can make. Well done. Thinking of you with all good wishes

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