Mottley visits the elderly
OPPOSITION LEADER Mia Mottley ended her Rubbing Shoulders initiative yesterday by spreading Christmas cheer at two geriatric hospitals.
Following a visit and donation to ward 2B of the Geriatric Hospital in Beckles Road, St Michael, the Barbados Labour Party leader said she intended to form a relationship with the institution and the St Philip District Hospital.
Emphasizing that the visit was more about spreading the good tidings of the season than addressing “hard politics”, Mottley said the party was saluting those who helped to build the country.
“We truly just have to be our brother’s keeper and sister’s keeper at this time, not just at Christmas but at this time and that will be a part of the message that I will give for Christmas,” she said during her visit.
Mottley, along with personal assistant Pat Parris, Member of Parliament for The City Colonel Jeffrey Bostic and Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde interacted with the 17 patients of the ward. One of them, Gordon Maynard, prayed for the parliamentarians.
Mottley also encouraged the hospital’s manager Joanell Oxley-Worrell to reach out to the BLP for assistance, and promised to help where possible.
“This contribution will help us to carry out the quality of care that we strive for at the Geriatric Hospital, so we say a big thank you and we do hope that they will come during the year and not only at Christmas,” Oxley-Worrell said. (LW)