The Health Centre is now fully accessible.
The only way to get to St Michael’s Health Centre was by climbing steep steps or struggling up a slippery slope. Imagine climbing a steep hill to just to visit a GP or A&E when you are feeling unwell. And two recent fit and healthy young visitors from the UK fell on this slope. Unconscious patients had to be carried.
Build a ramp so the climb is less steep and everyone will be able to get the care they need much more easily. An adjacent tarmac surface means vehicles can drive part-way up the slope. And if someone cannot walk, it will be possible for them to use one of our two, new wheelchairs . Everyone should be able to get the care and treatment they need.
The cost was high - £12,000.
But we raised the money thanks to the generosity of our supporters. £6,654 was raised through the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018.
But the long-term benefits will be enormous.
Word will now spread fast about easier access. The local villagers (c 5,600), as well as others from the surrounding area, attracted by the high quality of the health care on offer, will be able to come to the Health Centre to get the treatment and advice they need. Patient numbers will rise and the health of the whole community will improve.
We are celebrating as the first patients walk up the ramp!