Floating Doctors are a non-profit medical relief team who operate from an expedition vessel called The Southern Wind which they use to deliver medical aid and relief to the isolated people who are their patients.
The Floating Doctors Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide
Staffed by volunteer doctors from around the globe, The Floating Doctors provide essential care to the most isolated communities on the planet.
3 years ago, Dr Kim Wilson of GBMC became one of these volunteers and spent some months among the communities of Rio Cana. In the video below you can watch as she is involved in saving the life of a young mother and her baby.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and the devastation it has brought to Haiti, now would be a great time to make a donation to The Floating Doctors. To put a donation in context, the rescue depicted in the video above cost $170 in fuel for the boat. Without this fuel, there would have been no rescue. Your donation can actually save a life.
Follow the donate link below to help...
You can now be referred for testing if you are in one or more of the categories for priority testing and meet the testing criteria below.
If you are not in a priority group we cannot refer you for testing at this time........
As you will know, GPs can only refer patients for Covid19 tests who fit the current criteria for testing - meaning a fever plus either cough or shortness of breath, along with being in one of the at risk groups.
Since Monday 16th March, GPs can order a test for Covid-19 by electronic referral following a phone consultation with the patient..........
As we all know by now, we have seen the first cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland over the past few days.
We have yet to receive confirmation of the delivery date for the 2019 'Flu vaccines but we hope to have them by end of September.
We will update once we know more...