John Abbott College teams work for Ghana Community Hospital

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue – February 11, 2015 – Colleagues in a community hospital in Ghana got an unexpected gift recently from Montreal area medical suppliers and a group from John Abbott College.

Lyne De Palma, Judy Sabiston, Rebecca Shea (Nursing student), Emily Ouellette-Blackburn (Nursing student), Claudette Scott and Teresa Berghello.

Students in the John Abbott Intensive Nursing program have been going to Ghana for work terms like no other for several years now. The experience they gather while on stage and their exposure to cultures and situations so different from the one back home makes these young people extraordinary care givers with particular sensitivity to the causes and needs of others. 

           Volunteers from the JAC Men’s Basketball team.

Therefore it is not surprising that when the Abbott group received a large donation of medical supplies following the hard work of Nursing teacher Danielle Noel who sourced the material, the decision was made to share the donation – the lion’s share would be sent to the Ghanaian hospital in the Volta region, a portion would be sent to Jamaica and the balance would be used in the nursing labs at Abbott.

The Abbott men’s basketball team jumped in to lend a hand when it came to the heavy lifting.  These young gentlemen gave up an afternoon to help load the shipping container of supplies destined for Ghana.  The shipment has arrived in Africa at long last and the Sacred Heart Hospital in Abor is ecstatic.

About John Abbott College
John Abbott College is a public Anglophone college serving students since 1971. Today, the increasingly diverse student body includes more than 6000 fulltime day students and an additional 2000 continuing education students. John Abbott is situated on the western tip of the Island of Montreal.


Debbie Cribb

Communications Officer and Media Relations

Conseillère en communication et relations avec les médias

CEGEP John Abbott College

Stewart Hall (SH-029)

21275 Lakeshore

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec H9X 3L9

514-457-6610 x5354


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