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The Port Antonio Hospital, in Portland, has received 27 sheets from the parish’s Returning Residents Association.
The sheets, which were handed over on December 18, were obtained from health institutions in the United Kingdom (UK), as a result of the efforts of the association.
Chairperson of the Association, Meryl Higgins, presented the sheets to the Matron of the hospital, Barbara Burke.
Making the presentation, Mrs. Higgins said her organisation was pleased to be able to provide the assistance, and pledged further support for the hospital, in its quest to provide quality health care for the people it serves.
She noted that the Association has made its programme of assistance to the hospital, a top priority, adding that in the past, the institution received help for its male, female and children wards.
Accepting the gift, Matron Burke thanked members of the Association for their kind gesture, noting that it would go a far way in enabling the hospital to meet its commitment to its patients.
She said the presentation was very timely, as the hospital needed the sheets, and appealed to other organisations in the parish to emulate the example set by the Portland Returning Residents Association.
President of the Association, Terrence Beckford, assured that the group would continue to work closely with the hospital, so that it could continue to provide the best service for the people of Portland.