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  • The North East Florida Medical Society will, for the second consecutive year, provide voluntary medical services to residents in the parishes of Hanover and St James from November 9 to 13.
  • The medical professionals, under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth Jones from Florida, USA, will be providing free medical services to residents of Hanover from November 9 to 13 and St. James from November 7 to 13.
  • The 57 medical professionals will be accommodated at the Grand Palladium Jamaica and Lady Hamilton Resort and Spa. A welcome reception will be held at the resort on Saturday, November 7.

The North East Florida Medical Society will, for the second consecutive year, provide voluntary medical services to residents in the parishes of Hanover and St James from November 9 to 13.

The medical professionals, under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth Jones from Florida, USA, will be providing free medical services to residents of Hanover from November 9 to 13 and St. James from November 7 to 13.

Patron of the mission is the Most Hon. Errald Miller, husband of Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller.

The team, some of whom are of Caribbean heritage, will be offering primary, gynaecological, pain management and dental services   in selected health centres in the communities of  Chester Castle, Grange and  Kendal in Hanover and Granville in St James.

In addition to general services at the clinics,  surgeries will also be offered to pre-selected candidates using facilities at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover; Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St. James and the Falmouth General Hospital, in Trelawny.

The team will also be donating medical, surgical and pharmaceutical supplies to aid in the delivery of healthcare services in the region.

Project Coordinator, Ariel Dawn Duncan, said members of the team are anxious to take on their second consecutive medical mission in Jamaica, based on last year’s success and the support which they received from the Government and other corporate entities.

“This year the sponsorship of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), the Grand Palladium, Lady Hamilton Resort and Spa, Jamaica Tours Ltd., Jamaicans Caring for Jamaicans and Digicel Jamaica, should make the week-long activities of the Mission  even bigger and better,” she said.

The  57 medical professionals will be accommodated at the Grand Palladium Jamaica and Lady Hamilton Resort and Spa. A welcome reception will be held at the resort on Saturday, November 7.