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JN Foundation donates refrigerator to KPH

Published:Thursday | August 14, 2014 | 8:00 AM
Rose Miller (left), JN Foundation's grants manager, engages Dr Samantha Nicholson-Spence (centre) and Sister Christine Russell, nurse manager, during the official handover of a refrigerator to the Kingston Public Hospital recently. The refrigerator will benefit patients and hospital staff on Ward 3. - Contributed

After witnessing the plight of staff members and patients on Ward 3 at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), Carlton Barclay, deputy general manager of the Jamaica National Building Society, solicited the assistance of the JN Foundation to donate a well-needed refrigerator.

With wards being consistently full to capacity, the lack of a refrigerator posed several challenges for 44 patients, who were unable to properly store consumable and perishable items.

Nurse Judith Morgan expressed tremendous gratitude for the donation, pointing out that the inconvenience owing to the absence of a refrigerator was further compounded by the summer temperature.

Dr Samantha Nicholson-Spence said the new refrigerator has "raised the psychological comfort among patients, and it has helped to distract them from the hurdles and uneasiness they experience".