JIS News

Health care at the Port Antonio Hospital has received a major boost with the donation of a surgical bed to the facility by the Scotia Bank Foundation.
The bed, which costs approximately $2 million, was handed over to Senior Medical Officer for the Hospital, Dr. Wendy Allen-Davis, by Executive Director of the Scotia Bank Foundation, Joylene Griffith-Irving, on Monday (Dec. 20).
Acquisition of the automated bed will make it easier for surgeons to perform operations, as its electronically-powered characteristics allows for effortless adjustment.
In making the presentation, Mrs. Griffith-Irving said the Scotia Bank Foundation is committed to the task of providing assistance to the hospital, especially the accident and emergency department.
Dr. Allen-Davis thanked the Foundation, noting that the support over the years has enhanced the delivery of health care.
Speaking with JIS News, head of the hospital’s nursing staff, Matron Barbara Burke also expressed gratitude to the Scotia Bank Foundation for the numerous ways in which it has been assisting the hospital, and exhorted other organisations to follow suit.

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