Rotary donates new baby packs - Solomon Star News

Rotary donates new baby packs

18 May 2014

A newborn baby is a celebration for everyone in a family, and Rotary are joining in these cheers by a donation of newborn packs at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Tetare, Guadalcanal. 

These packs, designed to make life a little cosier for the bubs, included a tote bag filled with things a newborn may need, such as beanies, blankets, sheets, bibs, booties, little outfits and of course soft toys.

Staff at the Good Samaritan Hospital were quite excited by the prospect of handing the packs out to new mothers who may need some of these basics.

About three babies are born per week at the Good Samaritan.

The hospital, which may be considered small, treats adults and children as well as offering maternity care.

Many of these babies attend the hospital’s baby clinic which takes place each Wednesday.

Members of the International Tea Group assist at the clinic by weighing the little ones and also counting medication for the resident pharmacist.

The donations were organised by Rotary Honiara in conjunction with donations in kind. Rotary meets every Tuesday at Honiara Hotel at 5.30pm. All are welcome.