by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Liburd family, on Wednesday, June 28 2023, donated a vital signs monitor to the Pediatric Ward at the Alexandra Hospital, Nevis in memory of the late Trevoy Liburd, a loved one who passed away in June 2022, during a diving excursion at sea.
Trevoy’s sister, Johnella Evelyn in her remarks, mentioned that Trevoy loved children, hence the reason for the donation.
She stated “A year ago, we lost a loved one who was dear to our hearts. His name was Trevoy Trevy Liburd. Trevy had a keen interest in the nurturing of children and for this reason, we, the members of his family are here today to present this vital signal monitor to the Pediatric Unit. May his legacy never be forgotten.”
Trevoy’s younger brother Eutroy Liburd made the presentation on behalf of the Liburd family to Mr. Gary Pemberton, Administrator at the Alexandra Hospital.
Mr. Pemberton expressed gratitude to the family and spoke of the importance of having a vital signs monitor at the Pediatric Unit.
“On behalf of the staff at the Alexandra Hospital and by extension the Ministry of Health and our Minister of Health Hon Jahnel Nisbett we want to say thank you to the Liburd Family for this timely donation of a vital sign monitor to the Pediatric Ward of the Alexandra Hospital. Vital signs, you monitor your pressure, temperature, pulse rate; so this is what this monitor will be used for and it is important that we monitor these signs as I would have indicated, vital, meaning that it is important so once these are within the normal range, then we know patients are stable. So this vital signs monitor will assist us to have better monitoring of our patients and to provide the best quality care at all times to the patients” said Pemberton.
In attendance at the ceremony were family and friends of the Late Trevoy Liburd, including his father Joseph Liburd, the hospital’s Medical Chief of Staff, Florelle Hobson, and Ms. Dhaima Golding, Assistant Matron at the hospital.
June 22, 2023 marked one year since Liburd went missing at sea, while June 27 made one year since his body was found at Black Bay, Indian Castle.