Giving back has always been an integral part of WoundEducators’ foundation. After hearing news of the devastation Hurricane Dorian left in the Bahamas, we knew we had to help.
Hurricane Dorian was considered the worst natural disaster in the Bahamas’ history. Dorian, a Category 5 storm, brought several days of 185-mph winds and great destruction to the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. The death toll has already hit 52, but over 1,300 people are still missing. It is estimated that 45% of island inhabitants are displaced.
The WoundEducators team joined International Medical Relief to help Hurricane Dorian victims firsthand. October 1-5th, we traveled to the Bahamas to provide much-needed medical relief and assistance to hurricane victims. Our wound care certified team volunteered at Princess Margaret Hospital, Marsh Harbor Hospital, and at temporary clinics where needed. We volunteered our time and medical skills in the following ways:
- Helped those with acute and chronic illnesses
- Helped with wound management
- Helped with disease control & infection prevention
- Passed out supplies
- Provided community outreach where possible
Below are pictures from our trip to the Bahamas. We are truly humbled to have been able to help Hurricane Dorian victims during their time of need. Our wound care experts are looking forward to the next opportunity of using their time and medical talents for a greater purpose!