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Health care at the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland should be enhanced as a result of a donation by the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation in Canada.
The organisation, which consists of Jamaicans resident in Canada, presented a cheque for Cdn$10,000 to the hospital on November 28, to be used to purchase a new refrigerator for blood storage at its blood bank, and a desk top autoclave for the maternity ward.
The autoclave will greatly improve the sterilisation of equipment used in the maternity ward, while the new refrigerator will be one specially designed for blood storage, with a capacity to store 50 bags.Making the presentation on behalf of the Foundation was Ann-Marie Bonner, Jamaica’s Consul General in Toronto.
Miss Bonner said she was delighted to be able to hand over the gift to the hospital, and gave an assurance that the organization would continue to assist the institution.
Accepting the gift, Brent Nation, Manager of the Port Antonio Hospital, thanked the Foundation, noting that the assistance would help to bring about the improvement necessary to enable the hospital to provide the best health care for the people it served.