Hospital donation

Faro hospital has been awarded 17,500 euros as part of a national fundraising initiative, Missão Sorriso, by supermarkets Modelo and Continente.

The money will be used to buy equipment for the obstetrics department, namely equipment to monitor babies while in the womb.

Cheques were awarded to paediatric and obstetric departments at 11 hospitals across the country during a ceremony on January 28 at Dr Alfredo da Costa maternity hospital in Lisbon.