Ultrasound services at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre (SJGRC) have been improved primarily because of the donation of a $1.5-million portable ultrasound machine from CHASE Fund and extended maintenance warranty with the kind support of PROVEN Management Limited.
Speaking at the official handover presentation on Friday (July 3), Dr. Rory Dixon, Senior Medical Officer, SJGRC, said that the machine will improve the hospital’s ability to screen more patients.
In 2019, the Centre received 17 wheelchairs from Community and Workers of Jamaica (C&WJ) Co-operative Credit Union Limited and a suction machine from Rotary Club of St. Andrew North.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of the Centre, Mrs. Jacqueline Ellis, expressed gratitude for the ultrasound machine that could save many lives. She also thanked C&WJ Co-operative Credit Union and the Rotary Club of St. Andrew North for the kind support.
SJGRC is one of the specialist hospitals under the management of the South East Regional Health Authority that has a capacity for over 75 inpatients, including children. Patients include persons with spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, congenital defects and other neurological conditions, as well as orthopaedic conditions (primarily lower limb amputations).