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High-Dependency Unit Opened at BHC

Jul 14, 2020  |  Kingston

Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton (second right), Minister of Health and Wellness, and Her Excellency Malgorzata Wasilewska (second left), Ambassador, European Union Delegation to Jamaica, cut ribbon to officially open the Bustamante Hospital for Children's new High Dependency Neonatal Unit on July 14. Included in the picture from left are: His Excellency Mr. Hugo Verbist, Ambassador, Belgium to Jamaica and Mr. Kenny Benjamin, Board Chairman, Bustamante Hospital Management Committee.

A state-of-the-art High-Dependency Unit (HDU) for neonatal and maternal care has been opened at the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Tuesday (July 14, 2020).

The 4,359 square-foot facility, established at a cost of $315 million, provides specialized bed spaces for critically ill neonates.

It comprises 10 beds (including two isolation rooms), a nurses’ station, one sluice room, a breastfeeding area and a restroom.

Dr. Michelle-Ann Dawson, Senior Medical Officer, BHC, thanked the EU for the unit that will benefit thousands of critically ill children and their parents.




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