In September, the Mental Health Unit of the Saint Benedict Menni Health Center welcomed three new patients, in addition to another one who had previously spent some time in our facilities under treatment.
En las primeras semanas de junio, todos los medios de comunicación se hicieron eco de la reaparición de Covid-19, que ha supuesto una amenaza masiva para la vida de los habitantes de Liberia. Las estadísticas demostraron un aumento de los casos activos y de las muertes a diario.
This month saw recruitment of new members of staff joining the team. We officially received many applicants eligible for vacant positions at our centre: nurses, aid-nurses and social workers. Following this an interview session was conducted, led by Sr Wilhelmina Kade Browne, Director of the National Catholic Health Secretariat (NCHC) who chaired the panel in drilling these candidates.
The María Josefa Recio Mental Health Unit welcomed in May three new patients who had never before passed through our center, and happily said goodbye to two of its residents, who show a significant improvement in their condition and in their ability to develop their life in the community. Three other patients have begun to enjoy provisional discharges known as "trial parole", in which they enjoy time at home while awaiting their definitive discharge.
On May 31st, 1881, the Congregation of the Sisters Hospitallers of The Sacred Heart of Jesus was established by Fr Benito Menni. This foundation was mainly aimed at caring for the mentally-ill, however, over a century of providing hospitality which has seen an expansion into other aspects of healthcare: medical, surgical, obstetric, geriatric and other specialties.