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Boquete Health and Hospice April Newsletter

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The government of Panama has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  In accordance, Boquete Health and Hospice has cancelled all events and activities.  Please watch for updates on our CPR trainings, "Being Prepared in Boquete for Life and Death" presentation, and our Healthy Living Series talks.  Stay safe and healthy!
Table of Contents:
•  Your Donations at Work
•  Letter from our President
•  Administrators Interview
•  Being Prepared for Life & Death
•  New Council Member
•  Covid19 Health Monitoring Form
•  Our Mission
Your Donations at Work**

With the closing of the MINSA clinic due to a case of the Coronavirus, the doctors of Boquete have been working out of the Policlinica.  When a recent communication with Dra. Digna Diaz highlighted that the healthcare workers did not have enough PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to work safely, two of the volunteer organizations in Boquete decided to help.  

Boquete Health and Hospice and Club Rotario de Boquete investigated what the Policlinicia and the three Bajo Boquete doctors’ offices needed.  The items required are N95 masks, surgical masks, Disposable gowns and face shields.  A source was located in David and an order was placed on Tuesday, April 21.  

Laura Daniel, President of Club Rotario de Boquete and Lesley Hughes, President of Boquete Health and Hospice worked together in order to bring the items to Boquete on April 24.  The supplies were distributed to the Policlinica, Alfa Clinic, Clinic Especializada, and Dra. L. Boya.  

By assisting the healthcare workers in obtaining the necessary PPE, both Club Rotary and BHH are hoping to keep our medical staffs healthy.  Your donations enabled us to purchase these items.  

**In addition to allowing Boquete Health and Hospice to assist in providing our healthcare workers adequate protective items, your donations allow for the purchase of equipment for loan; the storage facilities we use to keep the unused equipment safe and clean; training and education materials.  Your donations are gratefully accepted.

Thank you all for donating.

1) Lesley Hughes (BHH), Dra. Boya and Laura Daniel (Rotary)   2)  Dra. Diaz and her staff  3) Laura Daniel (Rotary), Dra. Shannon Tuer (Clinica Especializada) and Lesley Hughes (BHH)  4) Dra. Boya, Lesley Hughes (BHH), Laura Daniel (Rotary), Dra. Shannon Tuer (Clinica Especializada) and Dra. from the CSS.

Letter from Our President

Boquete Health and Hospice is still working, although in a slightly different manner.  

It Is Published!!
The newly revised “Being Prepared in Boquete for Life and Death” is now available.  Printed copies are at MBE (Mail Boxes Etc.) in downtown Boquete for a minimum donation of $10.00 and electronic copies are available for a minimum donation of $5.00 by PayPal using the donation button on the website (boquetehealth.org).  The guide will give you the information necessary to prepare for end-of-life issues.  The information you will need will be easily available when emotions make thinking difficult.

While we are not doing any home visits, we are still available for equipment loan, if needed.  If you or someone you know needs a wheelchair, crutches, bedside commode, cane, or other small equipment, and can come to our locker in Alto Boquete to get it, we can help.  

All our equipment is cleaned and sanitized when we receive it back and again before we lend it out, so you can be confident that it is safe to use.  Our volunteers are masked and gloved for their and your safety.  

Minimum Recommended Precautions Regarding Covid-19
Wash hands frequently
Wash surfaces you touch in the house with a bleach/water solution (10% bleach to 90% water)
Wear mask when out in public
Sneeze/cough into a disposable tissue and then dispose of properly
STAY HOME unless vital to go out

BHH hopes you stay safe and healthy.

Please Donate
What Makes Boquete Health and Hospice Special
An interview with Lesley Hughes and Bev Tyler
Get Your PDF Guide - Donate
New Council Members

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Liz Bolt has taken over the position of Vice President and John Ferguson has stepped in to take over as Secretary.  
Please join me in welcoming John to the Council. 
Download Form English or Spanish
Our Mission

Our mission is to provide palliative care for the terminally ill in order that they may experience death with dignity and limited pain; to inform and promote community health; and, to support people with health and wellness needs by providing information, equipment and volunteer services.
To Make a Donation
 BHHF functions with donations provided by the community. If you are interested in supporting the work we do, please make a donation.

To make a financial contribution by check or cash contact Merl Will-Wallace,our treasurer,at dharma49@icloud.com to arrange a time and place to pick up your donation.

You can also click here to make an online Paypal donation.

For more information visit our website: http://www.boquetehealth.org

We also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/boqueteheartshandsandhelp/?ref=bookmarks  Please Like our page and share the contents with your family and friends.

All patient information shared with any Boquete Health and Hospice volunteer is kept in the strictest confidence.

To Contact Us

Hospice/Health:  (507) 6781-9250
8am to 5pm Monday to Friday,  9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday    Please!

Blood Donor Program: 
WhatApp (507)-6590-2000 or call (507)-6781-9250 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday,  9am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday, Please.

Email:  info@boquetehealth.org
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