A retired social worker from Port Elizabeth’s Dora Nginza Hospital requested UJW to donate a washing machine to assist with the washing of theatre gowns for doctors in the Gynae and Obsteterics wards, as surgeries were having to be postponed as a result of a shortage of theatre gowns.
UJW assisted by donating an industrial washing machine to the hospital, and received this thank you letter.
‘I wish to thank the UJW for their generosity by responding to the plight of the hospital doctors who cannot work without theatre gowns, the absence of which impacts negatively on surgery schedules and patients’ length of stay at the hospital, not to mention, patient-staff relations. Patients become agitated when their length of stay is extended, for reasons of shortage of resources, and they often abscond placing their lives at risk. No words can adequately express the social worker’s happiness…’