"Juke Bois" Helps Out

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By Faye-Chantelle Mon­de­sir

Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal was the re­cip­i­ent of a quan­tity of linen from Martha Hi­laire, a Saint Lu­cian, res­i­dent in Brook­lyn, New York.

Veteran Ra­dio Talk Show Host, Sam "Juke Bois" Flood, pre­sented a do­na­tion on be­half of Hi­laire to Health and Well­ness Se­na­tor Mary Is­sac and Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor at Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal, Mrs. Jean­nette Hughes. Flood ex­plained his in­volve­ment, af­ter lament­ing the ap­par­ent lack of sup­port given to Ms. Hi­lare by the Saint Lu­cia Mis­sion in New York. “She called me and hence I got in­volved. As a typ­i­cal Saint Lu­cian, I am happy to be in­volved and to de­liver the linen in the name of the Min­is­ter to Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal which I re­fer to as ‘Van­tVyeFanm-la'. I was born there. So there­fore, it is with plea­sure and hon­our, be­ing Saint Lu­cian, to be able to help our health sys­tem."

Hughes was pleased to re­ceive the items on be­half of the man­age­ment and staff of Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal, reaf­firm­ing their com­mit­ment to the aged in­sti­tu­tion, in spite of chal­lenges. “Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal is a re­source con­straint in­sti­tu­tion. How­ever, we have ded­i­cated and com­mit­ted work­ers who go over and above the call of duty to de­liver the ser­vices. All of us know that health­care is a very chal­leng­ing ser­vice and we strive to meet the needs and ex­pec­ta­tions of the clien­tele, and some­times it's very dif­fi­cult when per­sons are deal­ing with health is­sues to even ex­plain to them a process. So this is one of the rea­sons health­care de­liv­ery is very chal­leng­ing. It is not just at Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal or in Saint Lu­cia; it is world­wide. De­liv­er­ing health­care is very chal­leng­ing be­cause the re­sources are limited, the needs and the ex­pec­ta­tions of per­sons are some­times way beyond what we can de­liver and Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal is unique in the sense that we are deal­ing with a 120-year-old plant, and we have chal­lenges re­lated to that.”

Min­is­ter Isaac ex­pressed grat­i­tude for ef­forts made in sourc­ing the items say­ing, “I want to say a spe­cial thank you to ‘Juke Bois' for as­sist­ing us this morn­ing. He has gone through the whole process of try­ing to get this here to us and, in spite of the chal­lenges, here we are re­ceiv­ing this to­day. On be­half of the peo­ple of Saint Lu­cia, I want to also thank the source sup­plier, Ms. Hi­laire, who made this avail­able to us and to say that we do have quite a few Good Sa­mar­i­tans in our di­as­pora. It is al­ways very wel­comed when we re­ceive gifts like this, that we can ac­tu­ally put to use.”

Se­na­tor Isaac (right) thanked the Good Sa­mar­i­tan for the do­na­tion of linen.

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