Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga has 52 beds for primary and secondary care services. There four basic specialties are Gynecology, Surgical, Pediatric and Internal Medicine. In an effort to enhance coverage in the area of Mental Health, a new Acute Psychiatric Unit was opened and a Voluntary and Counseling Testing Center was established. The Southern Regional Hospital has 2 main Wards: General Ward and the Maternity Ward.
Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga is always in need of the basic materials necessary for providing medical needs.
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes, Band-Aids, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Giving Sets, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Sanitary Napkins, Scissors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Tweezers, and Urinary Catheters
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent), and Pregnancy Testing Kits
Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Cloth Diapers and Clips, Infant Formula Milk (Seal intact), and Pediatric NG (Nasogastric) Feeding Tubes
Bed Linens, Pillows, and Towels
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.