13 Feb 2004

Hospital in American Samoa gets a donation of linen from hoteliers in Hawaii

4:31 pm on 13 February 2004

The LBJ Hospital in American Samoa has received much-needed linen as a result of contacts made by the Senate President Lutu Fuimaono and his Special Liaison in Honolulu.

Liaison Gus Hannemann approached health care providers and hoteliers in Hawaii, asking for donations of bed and bath linen for the hospital.

One of the most persistent problems LBJ experiences is patients taking home hospital linen when they are discharged.

LBJ's CEO Taufetee John Faumuina Jnr, says in spite of efforts to educate patients that they can't take linen home, they continue to do so.

Taufetee has expressed his appreciation to the Senate President and his Liaison and also to Hawaiian Air for transporting the donated items free of charge.

The LBJ has received 45 boxes of linen and is anticipating the arrival of another 45 boxes from Hawaii soon.