As part of our Bishop’s 7 years on the job celebration, we officially opened the monstrous 25 room St. Philip mini-hospital. Some people, schools and churches reading this gave money to this cause so a huge thank you and here’s the result. Important people were everywhere. The Minister of Primary Healthcare was supposed to open it, but in her absence the minister of foreign affairs did the honours instead. He even made a comment about the Christchurch earthquake! Tessa videod my mini-speech. I was supposed to get 2 minutes but I was cut to 30 seconds due to time constraints 😀
The obligatory brass band enters while the staff wait in front
People in many coloured outfits craned their necks to see the plaque being unveiled
Bishops, Bishops everywhere
We couldn’t have hoped for better, and the staff had a great, (albeit exhausting) time as well. Australian Nurse Tash (on the right) put in a huge effort in the 2 weeks before to get the furniture and equipment set up to make the place operational just in time.