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Corporate Hands: Hospitals Get Beds from J Wray and Nephew

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 2:00 AM
David Mair (left), executive director, Food For The Poor Jamaica, converses with Kerry-Ann Johnson, corporate affairs assistant, J. Wray & Nephew; and Andrew Mahfood, chairman, Food For The Poor Jamaica, at the presentation of beds to hospitals.

On January 26, J. Wray and Nephew Limited, donated 76 hospital beds and mattresses valued at approximately US$57,000 (J$6.8 Million) to six major hospitals across the island as part of the company's 190th anniversary celebrations.

The presentation of the beds was made during a ceremony at Food For The Poor Jamaica's headquarters at Ellerslie Pen, St Catherine. The health institutions benefitting from this donation are Kingston Public, Spanish Town, Cornwall Regional, May Pen, St Ann's Bay and Mandeville hospitals.

All 76 beds are semi-electric, which means they are able to be adjusted with and without an electrical source.

The initiative was carried out in partnership with Food for The Poor Jamaica which sourced the beds ensuring that they met international specifications.