TRELAWNY, Jamaica, February 16, 2023 – Admitting and caring for critical care patients at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Falmouth General Hospital in Trelawny has been enhanced with the provision of over $1.3 million dollars of priority equipment by the Sandals Foundation.
The pivotal equipment identified by the hospital consists of a stretcher, two life care recliners with trays, and 5 transfer-sliding boards. All will bring relief for the high volume of patients who visit the health care facility at a sensitive time of their lives.
“These items help save lives,” says Manager of the Accident and Department Kareen Adlam-Morris. “Our ultimate function at the A&E Unit is to save lives and provide the best care to all those we come in contact with. These items will contribute to improved efficiency especially in light of the volume of critical cases we see on a daily basis.”
The Accident and Emergency Department sees on average 23,000 patients annually needing care for various illnesses with varying degrees of severity.
The donated resources will aid in the team of health professionals comfortably admitting, transporting and treating patients at the fast paced operating unit where every second counts.
In making the official handover, Heidi Clarke, Executive Director at the Sandals Foundation expressed gratitude to the men and women who work within the sector and a commitment to support their service.
“These items make an incredible difference in the quality of care delivered to patients in what can be described as a most vulnerable time of their lives. Our investment in the island’s health facilities is an investment in the right of every Jamaican to have access to the services that support their wellbeing.”
The Sandals Foundation has been a longstanding partner of the island’s hospitals and health care institutions, supporting the development of key infrastructure, resources and training to improve the quality of care provided.