The delivery of health care at the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland, has received a major boost, with the presentation of a brand new electro cardiogram (ECG) machine to the institution by the Lions Club of Port Antonio.
President of the Club, Miss Nellie Walker, made the presentation at the hospital on December 10.
Also assisting with the acquisition of the machine were the American Friends of Jamaica, Food for the Poor and the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Port Antonio. The machine was purchased at a cost of approximately $400,500.
Miss Walker said the Lions Club of Port Antonio was pleased to be associated with the initiative, and expressed gratitude for the support of the collaborating groups.
Matron of the Port Antonio Hospital, in Portland, Ms. Barbara Burke, expressing gratitude to the Lions Club of
Port Antonio for handing over an ECG machine to the hospital on December 10.
She said her organisation would continue to provide assistance of this nature, as it is fully aware that the Government alone is not able to provide all the resources needed by the different institutions.
Miss Walker said that the equipment would enable the hospital to continue to provide the best quality health care for its patients and the community it serves, and encouraged other organisations to assist.
Expressing gratitude for the donation were Parish Manager for the Portland Health Services, Mr. Bently Steer; Hospital Manager, Mr. Franklyn Wright, and Director of Nursing Services at the Port Antonio Hospital, Miss Barbara Burke.