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Corporate Hands | KPH gets equipment boost

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM
DrElvis Brown (right), head of the Radiology Department, KPH demonstrates how the attachments on the ultrasound machine works. Looking on are (from left): Cecile Jenkins, founder, Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals; Velma McKenzie, chairperson, Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals; Cloyd Clarke, radiographer, KPH; andDr Natalie Whylie, senior medical officer, KPH.

Healthcare services at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) received a boost on Monday with the donation of an ultrasound machine, anaesthetic patient monitor and a patient monitor, courtesy of the UK-based Rejuvenate Jamaica Hospitals charity organisation. The ultrasound machine is valued at US$15,000 while the other two equipment are valued at £3,057. The KPH performed over 7,000 ultrasounds in 2017, therefore, an additional machine will improve the hospital's ability to screen more patients, thereby reducing the waiting time for this service.