Eight adolescent patients who suffer from Scoliosis benefitted tremendously from corrective surgery during a medical mission at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) recently. The mission was carried out by a team from the Duncan Tree Foundation (DTF). The team also assisted with surgery on a patient with spinal cord injury and another patient with metastatic cancer, bringing to 10 the number of patients who benefitted from the medical mission.
The Duncan Tree Foundation is a United States-based charitable organisation, which has been assisting the KPH to reduce its list for corrective surgery for Scoliosis patients since 2012.
The Board and Management of South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) and KPH by extension, wishes to express gratitude to the Duncan Tree Foundation for their continued support of efforts at KPH to successfully treat Scoliosis patients over the years.
The Region is pleased that the young patients have been provided with this rewarding opportunity to receive surgical intervention that will change their lives for the better and so we laud the remarkable work of the Duncan Tree Foundation.
The surgeries began on Thursday, November 16, 2017 and ended on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Last week’s mission marked the Foundation’s 11th trip to KPH.
As is customary with each DTF medical mission, the Foundation donated the instruments required to do all the surgeries.