MAY 20, 2014 — Rolls-Royce is to support Mercy Ships, an international charity with the mission to increase global access to healthcare.
Rolls-Royce will provide a comprehensive service offering for the equipment aboard the Africa Mercy, as well as access to world-class Rolls-Royce training facilities and direct financial support.
Mercy Ships brings free, quality medical care to the poorest nations of the world using the Africa Mercy, a converted ferry. The largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, her features include five operating rooms and 82 patient beds with an annual capacity of approximately 7,000 surgical procedures.
This partnership with Rolls-Royce will help to ensure the continued, uninterrupted operation of Africa Mercy.
Andy Marsh, Rolls-Royce, President of Marine Services, said: “Rolls-Royce is honored and excited to support the mission of Mercy Ships and see this partnership as an opportunity for Rolls-Royce to use our marine equipment expertise and dedicated people to enhance the tremendous work Mercy Ships performs in caring for the underprivileged around the globe."
Russ Holmes, Mercy Ships Director of Corporate Relations, said: "Partnering with Rolls-Royce provides us the opportunity to keep our hospital ship, Africa Mercy maintained to the highest standard so that we can continue providing healthcare to the poorest of the poor. It also gives Rolls-Royce employees the chance to be a part of what we do. We are so thankful for their support."