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VJH Receives New Medical Equipment

May 12, 2021  |  Kingston

Dr. Yanique Brown, Consultant Paediatrician and Head of the Neonatal Care Unit, VJH, explained the attachment use of the touch screen incubator to Mr. Oneil Clarke (centre), Vice President, Employee Benefits Administration, Guardian Life Limited. Looking on from left are: Mrs. Elise Fairweather-Blackwood, Director of Nursing Services, VJH and Dr. Garth McDonald, Senior Medical Officer ,VJH.

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.

 

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