US hospital ship USNS Comfort returns from Puerto Rico

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US hospital ship USNS Comfort returns from Puerto Rico mission View post tag: Puerto Rico View post tag: USNS Comfort US hospital ship USNS Comfort returns from Puerto Rico mission The US Military Sealift Command-operated hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) entered its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk on November 20 after concluding its Puerto Rico medical care mission.Comfort departed Virginia Sept. 29, and had been in Puerto Rico for almost two months providing disaster relief support after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.Comfort worked with the Puerto Rico Department of Health and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to treat patients since the first day it arrived in Puerto Rico Oct 3.Since departing Norfolk to provide humanitarian relief, sailors aboard Comfort have treated 1,899 patients, performed 191 surgeries, provided 76-thousand liters of oxygen and 10 tons of food and water.“When we first got there, there was no electricity and everything was dark. We were a bright beacon that had power,” said Capt. Roger Gwinn, USNS Comfort’s master. “We met people that hadn’t showered in 8-9 days, hadn’t had a hot meal in the same amount of time, and that made the crew realize what we were dealing with.”The ship conducted nearly 200 total surgeries to include 44 general surgical procedures such as hernia repair, gallbladder removal and appendix removal; 25 major orthopedic surgical cases; 17 amputations and 15 urologic procedures.“What we saw were people with chronic conditions that had lost follow-up because either their clinics were gone or they hadn’t gotten their medications refilled,” said Capt. Kevin Buckley, USNS Comfort’s medical treatment facility commanding officer.Several notable surgeries included a modified radical mastectomy for an advanced case of breast cancer, a complex multi-organ abdominal cancer resection, an urgent drainage and exploration of a complicated neck infection, and an emergent open repair of a ruptured aortic aneurysm which comprised the largest, most complex surgery ever performed on a hospital ship. View post tag: US Navy November 22, 2017 Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Porter Davis releases its luxury family home design in Aura

first_imgPorter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast.Made to Silver level ‘Liveable Housing Design’ standard, the Paddington 25 features safe, continuous level entry into the home, with no steps, wider hallways and doors to connecting rooms, easy access toilets and a step free shower. Located in Bells Creek, the Aura community provides the perfect family-friendly lifestyle with a wide range of facilities including proximity to beaches, private and public schools, retail and dining precincts and public transport. Porter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast, a flexible, luxurious family-designed home.A NEW home design perfect for a growing family but with an escape hatch for parents has recently been launched by award-winning builder Porter Davis.Winner of HIA Australia’s Most Professional Builder for 2017, Porter Davis have launched the “Paddington 25” in the Aura display village in Bells Creek on the Sunshine Coast. Porter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast.The Aura Display Village recently opened with a “Live a Colourful Life” launch where locals experienced the new community with an active light display, projected onto display homes.The Paddington 25 is constructed with CSR Hebel panelling and is fully rendered, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, exterior noise and the need to cool the home. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoPorter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast.“We identified a need from our customers to have a single storey home that offers both private and open shared space to cater for families,” Mr Darling said. “The Paddington 25 is an exceptional family home that doesn’t compromise on style or functionality.”For added indulgence, optimised options include double vanity and a luxurious extended shower or free standing bath in the ensuite.center_img Porter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast.The home is single storey, with a four-bedroom layout, a private and expansive master suite and finished with a Scandinavian interior style. Porter Davis state manager Josh Darling said the home was designed to suit a lot width of 14m by 28m, with the flexibility of four-bedrooms and an alfresco, as well as a large main bedroom at the front of the home creating the perfect parent escape. Porter Davis has launched its Paddington 25 display at Aura on the Sunshine Coast.Queensland Porter Davis customers get the VIP treatment, flown to the company’s World of Style Showroom in Melbourne for 2 nights, where they meet with Porter Davis design experts to select the finishes and fittings for their home.Aura is a Stockland community, expected to deliver more than 20,000 new homes by completion, more than 200km bikeways and walking paths and a 90ha City Centre.last_img read more