Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre Receives $30 Thousand Donation from the Reginald Gordon Trust

Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC) announced on Thursday that it has received a donation of $30-thousand from the Reginald Gordon Trust. The donation, which is made biennially, was presented by the trustee of the fund, Beverly Percival-Tongue.  

“It is said that deeds of giving are the very foundations of the world”, said Dr. Claudine Richardson, Consultant Pediatrician at Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre. “We are forever grateful for the Reginald Gordon trust, which has solidified this foundation so we can continue to advocate for our families and offer opportunities for our children to survive, thrive and be transformed.”  

The funds are used to assist in funding specialist care (not available at the hospital) for children in Antigua & Barbuda.  

“The Gordon family’s philanthropic support is both longstanding and steadfast,” said Salma Crump, Head of Marketing & Communications at Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre. “Throughout the years, the funds generated by the trust have enabled SLBMC to make great strides in facilitating specialist care for children in Antigua & Barbuda, and for that we are thankful. We are honored by the confidence they have placed in us to manage this fund and help to meet the needs of our patients.”  

If you or the organization you represent would like to learn more about how you can support Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre, please call (268) 484-2711 or send an email to  

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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.