The St. Ann’s Bay Hospital yesterday (April 9) was the proud recipient of much needed medical equipment and two ambulances, courtesy of The Angels Foundation in the United Kingdom.
The official handing-over ceremony took place at the hospital, with a number of dignitaries in attendance, including Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay, Desmond Gilmore, founder of Angels Foundation, Angela Christian, and First Secretary of the British High Commission, Steve Burns.
Also in attendance, were officials from the North East Regional Health Authority, and the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital.
Some of the equipment donated to the hospital, include hospital and trolley beds, chairs, patient lockers, hoist machine for lifting patients, wheelchairs, blood pressure machines, sheets, diapers, and folding screens.
The total value of the donations is just over £42,000 (JA $6 m).
Guest Speaker, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, expressed gratitude to the Angels Foundation, and mentioned that the Ministry welcomes partnerships in health, that can benefit the sector, and by extension, the people of Jamaica.
He said no government, by itself, can provide all the services necessary, for the optimal health of all persons, who require care.
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