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SERHA Receives $1M Worth of Sanitization Equipment from Parkland Industrial Company Limited

Updated: Jun 26

Kingston, Jamaica: The South East Regional Health Authority, which is the largest regional health authority, receives sanitization equipment to the tune of JA$1 million from Parkland Industrial Company Limited, a leading industrial packaging company in Jamaica. The donation includes Touch Free Soap/Gel Dispensers. The handover event took place on Monday, June 3, 2024, at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH).

In his address at the event, Mr. Richard Reid, the Business Development Manager of Parkland Industrial Company Limited, emphasized the company’s dedication to exceeding expectations by delivering superior products and services. He highlighted the critical role of proper sanitization in healthcare, especially during challenging times, stating:

Our sanitization stations are designed to enhance the safety and well-being of the dedicated healthcare professionals who tirelessly serve, and the patients who depend on them. This initiative is a testament to our mission of delivering best-in-class products and solutions, and we hope it contributes to a safer, healthier environment for everyone”.

Mr. Reid also extended heartfelt gratitude to the hospital representatives for their tireless efforts in safeguarding the country’s health, saying, “Your dedication and hard work inspire us, and we are honoured to support you in this meaningful way. Together, let us continue to build a healthier, safer Jamaica.

Dr. Clayon Kelly, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Infection Prevention & Control Committee Chairman at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, underscored the importance of sanitization, particularly in neonatal care:

Proper sanitization is paramount in neonatal care, where the most vulnerable patients require the highest standards of hygiene. The donation of these sanitization stations by Parkland Industrial Company Limited is crucial in ensuring the safety and well-being of healthcare providers and our youngest patients. We are deeply grateful for this contribution, which significantly enhances our infection prevention efforts.

The sanitization equipment will be distributed by SERHA to the hospitals in the region, namely the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, the Kingston Public Hospital, the Bustamante Children’s Hospital, the Princess Margaret Hospital, and the Spanish Town Hospital.

Dr. Garth McDonald, Senior Medical Officer, VJH, said that he is grateful for donation made to the hospital.

Dr. Clayon Kelly, Maternal Foetal Medicine Specialist and Infection Prevention & Control Committee Chairman at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH), was the first to make use of the newly donated sanitization equipment from Parkland Industrial Company Limited in the presence of (L-R) Richard Reid, Business Development Manager, Parkland Industrial Company Limited; Mrs. Mernette Burton-Jones, Departmental Nurse Manager; Ms Candice Thompson, Deputy Director of Nursing Services, VJH and Dr. Garth McDonald, Senior Medical Officer, VJH.

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