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Scotiabank donates to Savanna-la-Mar hospital

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Dr Alfred Dawes, senior medical officer at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital, accepts a cheque for $400,000 towards the establishment of an ultrasound suite at the hospital. Dr Adrian Stokes (left), president, Scotia Insurance, and Yanique Forbes Patrick (right), vice-president, marketing, make the presentation to Dr Dawes.

What does an organisation do when it has received a gift of much-needed medical equipment but is unable to find the funds to clear them from the wharf? This was the plight of the Friends of the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital who reached out to Scotiabank for assistance to clear equipment sourced for the establishment of an ultrasound suite at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital. The suite that will accommodate two donated machines in a retrofitted container will be the only one of its kind for the parish of Westmoreland, and is intended to improve the quality and delivery of health care for residents.