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Ten Patients Benefit from Chain of Hope UK Medical Mission

Jan 08, 2020  |  Kingston

Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (right), Minister of Health and Wellness, met with 6-year old Alex Dormer, patient at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) and his parents Warren Dormer and Diana Johnson, during a tour at the hospital on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Alex was born with a hole in his heart. He was operated on by Dr. Sherard Little, Consultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon, BHC and the Chain of Hope Intensive Care Team

Ten (10) children suffering from various cardiac complications received corrective surgeries at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) during Chain of Hope’s medical mission from January 6-10, 2020.

The 18 member team included two Specialist Cardiac Surgeons, one Anaesthetist, three Intensivists, one Perfusionist, seven Intensive Care Unit Nurses, one Biomedical Engineer and three Administrative Staff from the UK, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Canada and the United States.

The surgeries, which are valued at between £50,000 and £100,000 are provided free of cost.

Health & Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said that Chain of Hope is an important partner in the functioning of the state-of-the-art cardiac operating theatre, which includes a catheterisation laboratory.

He noted that some 243 lives have been saved through procedures performed at the facility since its opening in 2017.

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