Growing needs and growing tasks necessitate growing capacities …

The community of Mandeni, Sundumbili and the adjacent areas, are fast recognising the fact that the help offered to them by the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard is something to which they are not accustomed to get. Each and every day we have new cases with many varied problems – from genuine hospice cases and rehabilitation cases referred from hospitals and clinics, malnutrition, abandoned children and other social problems.

Due of the increased utilisation of all our facilities and capacities, we have decided to upgrade the inpatient unit and service area of our building. This means a new high-care ward, a new mortuary, a bigger laundry and sluice room, a new pantry and an enlarged scullery. This addition to the building will have a second floor. The main section will house Blessed Gérard’s Community Development Centre (the sewing school) and the smaller section will be a much needed store room.

We are appealing to our members to try and find sponsors to fund this upgrading. The Executive Council have already awarded the building contract and work will begin in the middle of January 2000, when the builders return from their annual holidays. This should take approximately two and a half months, which means the estimated date of completion is the end of March 2000.

It is almost unnecessary for us to say that we continue to need your help. But many people and organisations ask if there is something in particular which they could sponsor. Here are some of the ways in which we think your help would be beneficial.

  Equipment needed in Blessed Gérard’s Care Centre & Hospice:

Rand

US-Dollar

D-Mark

1. Large washing machine 25,365.00 4,227.50

8.455,--

2. Large Tumble Drier 17,556.00

2,926.00

5852,--
3. Refrigeration for new pantry 7,500.00 1,250.00

2.500,50

4. Extractor hood over stoves in  kitchen

3,000.00

500.00 1.000,--
5. Printer 3,334.50 555.75

1.111,--

6. Tables for dining room (Existing ones to be used in sewing school)
or each
11,628.00
969.00
1,938.00
161.50
3.876,--
323,--
7.  Large dishwasher

13,908.00

2,318.00 4.636,--
8. Emergency Trolley 2,274.00 379.05 758,--
9. Medicine Trolley

951.00

158.65

317,--

10.   Dressing Trolley

1,137.43

189.57

379,--

11. Medical Waste bin

796.86

132.81

265,--

12. Wheelchairs each

1,500.00

250.00

500,--

13. Vital Signs Monitor

53,680.00

8,946.00

17.893,--

 

  Other ways to assist the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard financially: Rand

US-Dollar

D-Mark

14. Sponsoring the monthly salary of a nurse:

6,000.00

1,000.00

2.000,--

15. Sponsoring the medical supplies for the Care Centre & Hospice: per month

2,000.00

333.00

666,--

16. Sponsoring one day inpatient care for a patient in the Care Centre & Hospice

120.00

20.00

40,--

17. Sponsoring a bursary for a needy but capable university student: per annum

20,000.00

3,333.00 6.666,--
18. Sponsoring the feeding of a malnourished infant: per month 50.00 8.33 17,--
19. Sponsoring the fabric for our sewing school: per month

800.00

133.00

266.00

20.

Sponsoring the new first aid tent

20,000.00

3,333.00

6.666,--

21.

Sponsoring a field bed: each

270.00

45.00

90,--

22. Sponsoring the construction of the high-care ward in the Care Centre & Hospice

75,000.00

12,500.00 25.000,--
23. Sponsoring the construction of the community development centre / sewing school

125,000.00

20,500.00

42.000,--

24. Sponsoring the construction of the new mortuary, bigger laundry and sluice room, new pantry and enlarged scullery for the Care Centre & Hospice

150,000.00

25,000.00

50.000,--

N.B. The above figures are based on the current exchange rates.
Therefore they are not accurate and they are subject to change


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