The Duncan Tree Foundation (DTF) conducted its 12th medical mission at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) from March 3-8, 2020. Ten adolescents who suffered from severe scoliosis received corrective surgery at the KPH. The Foundation, which conducted its nineth medical mission at KPH last week, is a US-based, non-profit organization, serving the health needs of the poor and vulnerable in selected countries like Jamaica.
The value of the surgery, had the patients been flown to New York, would be
close to US$250,000 for each patient, including hospital stay, surgeon's and anesthesia fees, implants, instruments, neuromonitoring, etc., all are being
provided free of cost by DT in partnership with the KPH.
Since March 2012 DT has provided expensive titanium implants, corrective spine surgery and intraoperative neuromonitoring to close to two hundred adolescent patients in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and the Philippines.
For the past nine years, the foundation has assisted with improving the lives of over 150 future leaders in Jamaica.