CIBC FirstCaribbean continues to support improved health care across the region

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank continues to show its commitment to the improved delivery of health care across the region through its support to the Arnott Cato Foundation (ACF).

Managing Director of the Arnott Cato Foundation, Margaret Hope (right) receives funds to go towards the improved delivery of health care across the region from Barbados Retail Banking Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Michelle Whitelaw.

Managing Director of the Arnott Cato Foundation, Margaret Hope (right) receives funds to go towards the improved delivery of health care across the region from Barbados Retail Banking Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Michelle Whitelaw.

The bank recently made a financial contribution to the foundation which was set up to promote efficiency and productivity of human resources at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Margaret Hope, said the funds will go towards financing training of staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) including nurses, doctors and physiotherapists; and providing awards to the top students in the Division of Health Sciences at the Barbados Community College.

In thanking the bank for its ongoing assistance, Ms. Hope said the foundation was highly appreciative of the bank’s contribution. “It’s been almost eight years that CIBC FirstCaribbean has been a donor. We are very grateful especially since few new contributors have come on board in the last three years, so we depend on our regular donors for support, which is critical.”

Michelle Whitelaw, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Barbados Retail Banking Director, who made the presentation, said the bank continued its relationship with and assistance to the foundation because of its commitment to enhance the delivery of health care in Barbados and across the region. “We are pleased to contribute once again to the foundation and partner with them in their efforts to improve health care across the communities we serve. We wish the foundation continued success and stand ready to continue our relationship with them even during a challenging economic climate.”

The ACF promotes efficiency and productivity through research, training, and providing training-related technology. Assistance is also given to St. Vincent and the Grenadines to allow health personnel there to attend meetings and seminars.

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