Minister for Health and Social Development Ronnie W. Skelton is featured visiting the site of the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre in Virgin Gorda to observe ongoing works on the facility. (Photo: GIOVANNI HERBERT/GIS)

A new pledge programme will help outfit the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre, to be completed in December on Virgin Gorda, according to Paula Chester-Cumberbatch, CEO of the BVI Health Services Authority.

“As we near the completion of construction, we are seeking the community’s support to offset the cost to outfit the building with the necessary equipment and supplies required to provide optimum health care for the residents and visitors of Virgin Gorda and neighbouring islands,” Ms. Chester-Cumberbatch said in a press release.

The launch of the programme will take place from 10 a.m. tomorrow, with an opening ceremony and health fair on VG. Attendees will receive free health checks, learn lifesaving health information and take scheduled tours of the new medical centre, which hosts a laboratory, imaging, pharmacy, urgent medical services and expanded clinic areas.

All donations will be displayed on the new centre’s donor wall, and donors will receive advertisement space in the June 2019 edition of Pulse Magazine, with their name or their organisation’s name mentioned in press releases and audio and video productions.

“Residents on Virgin Gorda are encouraged to attend the opening ceremony and health fair and to also pledge their support to improve the health care in the BVI,” the release stated.