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  • A medical mission team from Florida, USA, will be in the island from November 8 to 14 to provide voluntary medical services to residents in the western end of the island, primarily Hanover.
  • The team, comprising 30 medical practitioners, will facilitate surgical and gynaecological care at Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover; Cornwall Regional in Montego Bay, St. James and Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny throughout the week of November 10 to 14.
  • Primary medical and dental care will also be provided in select health centres in communities in the parish of Hanover.

A medical mission team from Florida, USA, will be in the island from November 8 to 14 to provide voluntary medical services to residents in the western end of the island, primarily Hanover.

The team, comprising 30 medical practitioners, will facilitate surgical and gynaecological care at Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover; Cornwall Regional in Montego Bay, St. James and Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny throughout the week of November 10 to 14.

Primary medical and dental care will also be provided in select health centres in communities in the parish of Hanover.

Speaking with JIS News, Project Patron and son of Hanover, the Most Hon. Errald Miller, explained that the team has always had a deep interest in visiting the island to offer services for free and to assist in enhancing healthcare services, particularly in Hanover.

“The team will be taking along medical and surgical supplies and pharmaceuticals to aid in the delivery of healthcare services in the parish,” he noted.

Mr. Miller said that the team will perform some 70 surgeries throughout the week at the various locations.

He outlined that the week-long mission will commence with a cocktail reception hosted by the Grand Palladium Resorts & Spa, in Montego Bay, on Saturday, November 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Major local partners for this project are Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), which will be assisting with logistics and planning excursions for the team of doctors; Grand Palladium for the provision of complimentary rooms; Jamaica Tours Limited for transportation services, and Digicel Jamaica for the provision of telecommunication services.