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ScotiaFoundation helps Cornwall Regional Hospital

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Dr Garfield Badal (third left), consultant pediatric surgeon at Cornwall Regional Hospital, outlines the importance of an electorsurgical unit to Scotiabank representatives Stephen Dear (left) and Janet Richards (second left). Also pictured are hospital CEO Anthony Smilkle (thired right); Dr Fray, senior medical officer and Dr Carlene Grant Davis, consultant pediatrician.

Scotiabank delivered on a promise made with the presentation of an electrosurgical unit to Cornwall Regional Hospital's (CRH) paediatric ward. The unit, which cost $1.5 million, was presented by the ScotiaFoundation to the hospital's CEO Anthony Smikle on May 21 when the team toured the ward and saw a demonstration on how the device works.

"Scotiabank has had a long history of making a difference in the lives of the people in western Jamaica," said Joylene Griffiths Irving, executive director - Scotia Foundation. "Today, we are pleased to continue our support to the hospital, and in particular our children, with the donation of this unit."

Smikle said the unit is one of four required by the hospital for general surgery, and "is a vital piece of equipment, critical in any Type A Hospital. We are grateful for the continued support and we hope the partnership will continue to be fruitful," he added.