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VJH Receives Equipment to Help with Neonate Care

Feb 22, 2019  |  Kingston

Viewing some of the donated equipment during the handing over ceremony on Friday, February 22, 2019 are (L-R) Mr. Rohan Brown, Representative from Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals and Prophecy Youth Foundation, Ms. Joan Lindsay, Representative from Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals, Mrs. Elise Fairweather Blackwood, Director of Nursing Services, VJH, Ms. Colleen Wright, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee Hospitals and Dr. Rishi Chand, Senior Medical Officer, VJH.

The ability of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital to care for neonates has been boosted with the donation of equipment from UK-based Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals (RJH) charity organisation.

The hospital has received five incubators, blood pressure machines and phototherapy lamps worth £6100.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony on Friday Dr Rishi Chand, Senior Medical Officer at the hospital, said the equipment will strengthen efforts made by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to provide more treatment for neonates.

He thanked the foundation for its contribution to public hospitals in Jamaica.

It was disclosed that RJH also donated suctions, ECG machines, beds, wheelchairs and other equipment to the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas.

In 2017, the Kingston Public Hospital received an ultrasound machine valued at US$15000 and two other equipment valued at £3, 057 from RJH.

Acting Chief Executive Officer at the Victoria Jubilee and Kingston Public Hospitals Colleen Wright expressed appreciation for the donations to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, adding that it will go a far way in assisting the department with the whole management of new born babies.

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