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Victoria Jubilee Hospital Receives Breastfeeding Room from Huggies

Dec 23, 2020  |  Kingston

Hon. Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn (left), Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, cuts ribbon to officially open the new breastfeeding room that was donated by Huggies Brand on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Sharing in the ribbon cutting are from (second left): Mrs Andrea Dawkins-Powell, Deputy Director of Nursing Services, VJH and Mr. Michael Subratie, Managing Director, T.Geddes Grant.

The Victoria Jubilee Hospital received a breastfeeding room through the kind donation of T. Geddes Grant, that supplies the Huggies brand, valued at $1.7 million on December 23. The room, located on the postnatal ward, is a multi-functional space that will be used not just for breastfeeding, but also as an educational space for Mommy and Me baby-care demonstrations.

Mrs. Andrea Dawkins-Powell, deputy director of nursing services of VJH, thanked the company for the room in which she said that the room will be serving the ward that can have up to 63 mothers and 5 will utilize the room at a time in keeping with the COVID-19 standards. She added that this room is one of importance and will be put to great use as mothers struggle with the knowledge of establishing and continuing breastfeeding.

Speaking during the handover and tour, Ms. Tanisha Morrison, Huggies Brand Manager, said that in addition to the Hug a Baby Lactating room, the four rocking chairs, footstools, changing station and television that were provided, Huggies also provide a monthly supply of newborn pampers and wipes for mothers in need who will be using the room.

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