The Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) received new medical equipment valued at approximately JA $2.5M from the Guardian Life Limited and the Guardian Group Foundation. The equipment include a touch screen incubator, a radiant warmer and a patient monitor.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony on May 12, Dr. Yanique Brown, Consultant Paediatrician and Head of the Neonatal Care Unit, VJH, said that the equipment, which has already been put into use by the hospital has strengthened the efforts made by the department to treat more critically ill babies.
Last year, the companies donated a mechanical ventilator to the hospital which was valued at JA$4M.
In addition, the Guardian Group Foundation donated surgical equipment, valued at US$9000 to the Kingston Public Hospital in January 2020.
Dr. Garth McDonald, Senior Medical Officer, VJH expressed appreciation to the donors for the thoughtful donations received that will go a far way in the hospital's ability to treat more babies.