Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown Donates Big to Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre Maternity Department

The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown (RACS) together with the Swiss Embassy (in the Dominican Republic) has donated 4 recliners, 3 portable fetal dopplers and 1 patient monitor to the Maternity Department at Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC). The donation is valued at over $35-thousand XCD.  

“In our mission to advance precision health, there is no better place to start than at the beginning,” said Diana Browne, RCAS President. “One of Rotary’s areas of focus is Maternal & Child Health—We’re happy to have committed partners like the Swiss Embassy who’ve been ready and willing to work with us on projects such as this, where we can impact the lives of many mothers and their babies. So many families will benefit from this gift, and that’s what it has always been about for our Club.”  

“We are so fortunate to have the Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown and their partners the Swiss Embassy as long-standing champions of our hospital,” said Raymond Mansoor MD, SLBMC Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology. “Their hard work is invaluable to advancing our shared missions to improve human health. In these deeply challenging times, Rotary’s support provides welcome hope for many families. We are immensely grateful.”  

The Rotary Club of Antigua Sundowns’ prior gifts to Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre have included other generous investments for the maternity department, and the ophthalmology clinic.  

For more information on how you can make a donation to Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre, email: or call (268) 484-2711.  

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About Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC)—formerly Mount St. John’s Medical Centre  

Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre is a teaching hospital with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Antigua & Barbuda. In 2009 the hospital opened its doors featuring one of the most comprehensive diagnostic imaging centers in the Eastern Caribbean.   

SLBMC is committed to excellence in patient care with many specialties in medicine and surgery. Our services include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Ear, Nose & Throat, Nephrology/Transplant, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Urology, Pain Management, Oncology, Diabetes Management, Rehabilitation, Emergency & Trauma, Clinical Laboratory & Pathology and Pharmacy.  

For media inquiries please contact:  

Salma Crump  

Head of Marketing & Communications  

Sir Lester Bird Mount St. John’s Medical Centreformerly Mount St. John’s Medical Centre  

t: (268) 484-2711  



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