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Victoria Jubilee Hospital Gets Modernize Elevator

Jul 12, 2019  |  Kingston

Dr.the Hon. Christopher Tufton (right), Minister of Health & Wellness, cuts ribbon to officially commissioned into service elevator at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital on Friday, July 12, 2019. Sharing in the ribbon cutting are Mr. Wentworth Charles (second right), Board SERHA and Mr. Everton Anderson (third right), Chief Executive Officer, National Health Fund. Looking on are (left to right): Ms. Colleen Wright (partially hidden), Chief Executive Officer, Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee Hospitals and Ms. Elise Fair Fairweather-Blackwood, Director of Nursing Services, Victoria Jubilee Hospital.

The elevator at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital was commissioned into service on Friday, July 12, 2019. The installation was undertaken by the National Health Fund (NHF) at a cost of over $16 million.

Senior Medical Officer, Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Dr. Garth McDonald, expressed sincerest appreciation to the National Health Fund for the elevator. He said that the staff will be more able to move quicker and easier with patients  between floors. He added that he looks forward to more development of Victoria Jubilee Hospital.

Over the next 18 months to install 14 new elevators at hospitals in the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) at an estimated cost of $200million.

The hospitals to receive new elevators include; the National Chest Hospital –2; Kingston Public Hospital (4- one already installed); Spanish Town Hospital  (2 -one already installed); Bustamante Hospital for Children 1; Princess Margaret Hospital - 1 and Victoria Jubilee Hospital (4 -one installed).

Mr. Wentworth Charles, Board Chairman for SERHA in his remarks during the official ceremony at the hospital, said that he is very grateful for the support of the National Health Fund in our quest to provide quality care to the people of Jamaica.

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