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South East Regional Health Authority

Additional Bandwidth from USF for KPH, VJH and RO

Feb 18, 2020  |  Kingston

Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (third right), Minister of Health and Wellness looks on as Hon. Fayval Williams (third left), Science, Energy and Technology Minister, uses a tablet to test internet speed at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) during a signing ceremony to increase bandwidth allocation to the KPH, Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) and the Regional Office at the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), at the on Tuesday (February 18, 2020). Pictured (from left) are Mr. Jaime Robinson; Director of Management Information Systems, SERHA; Mr. Daniel Dawes Chief Executive Officer, Universal Service Fund (USF); Dr. Gunjan Mansingh, Chair, USF Board of Management and Mrs. Kathleen Cooper Brown, Acting Chief Executive Officer, KPH and VJH.

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) and the Regional Office under the management of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) received additional bandwidth sponsored by the Universal Service Fund (USF).

Under a three-year contract signed on Tuesday (February 18, 2020) at the KPH’s boardroom, the USF will be making monthly payments of US$1,950 for increased bandwidth service at the institutions.

The hospitals and the regional office are currently experiencing slow service, which has affected the efficient use of information systems and the transfer of scanned images and laboratory tests.

With the support, bandwidth to SERHA will move from 10 megabytes (MB) per second to more than 100 MB per second, while service to KPH and VJH will increase from two MB per second to 60 MB per second.

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