FLOW Foundation gives 10 computers to KPH
The FLOW Foundation yesterday donated 10 new computers to the island's oldest medical facility, the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).
The computers, valued at approximately $1 million, will aid in the hospital's ability to keep electronic data of its patients, as well as help the hospital transition from its paper-based methods.
Errol Miller, executive chairman of the FLOW Found-ation, said that the handing over of the computers represent the company's support, having made a decision from last year to place the needs of the hospital as a top priority.
"We, at the foundation, are always eager to help wherever we can," said Miller. "KPH, for us, was high on the priority list. They support and provide health care for the entire Jamaica, the Caribbean, and the diaspora, and so we are really happy to do this."
Miller said that the foundation's partnership with the health sector was not limited to this donation alone. Just last year, they handed over four electronic patient monitors to KPH, as well as started a cancer fund for the Bustamante Hospital for Children to support parents who could not afford the treatments.
Members of the FLOW technical team also checked the broadband network of the hospital to ensure it was performing effectively.
Senior Medical Officer at the KPH, Dr Natalie Whylie, expressed gratitude for the donation. She said that she was positive that it would have profound impact on the delivery of quality health care to patients.
"We are extremely grateful and very excited because it will help us in terms of the efficiency with which we deliver the health care services," adding that the computers will be used to aid doctors in giving real-time results to patients, as well as for auditing.
- Malique Dawkins