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Health Fair and Open Day at the Bustamante Hospital for Children

Updated: Jun 15, 2023

The Bustamante Hospital for Children hosted a health fair and open day to commemorate its 60th anniversary on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, on the grounds of the hospital. The facility has the distinction of being the only specialist pediatric hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean and was officially opened by the Honourable Gladys Maud Bustamante O.J., J.P., on November 6, 1963.

The event focused on the displays by the various departments at the hospital, showcasing and explaining their functions to the public. Free blood pressure and glucose checks, as well as HIV/STI testing, will be offered by the Kingston and St. Andrew Health Department (KSAHD) at the health fair.

Mr. Errol C. Greene, OD, JP, Regional Director, SERHA, delivered the official welcome remarks at the opening ceremony. Her Excellency, the Most Honourable Lady Allen, officially declared the event open and toured the learning Centre. The staff enjoyed the live performances of Dancehall artistes, "Beenie Man" and Teejay.

The management of the hospital would like to thank Carimed, Wisynco, Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Fudgies Wrecker services (for sponsoring the Outside Broadcast), Indus pharmaceuticals, Registrar General Department, Jamaica Moves, National Health Fund, Kingston and St. Andrew Health Department, Child Protection and Family Services Agency and Victims Services Division.

Wife of the Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Most Hon. Lady Allen (third left), along with (from second left) Mr. Anthony Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Bustamante Hospital for Children; Mr. Errol Greene (second right), Regional Director, South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), and Dr. Marsha James, ENT Consultant, Bustamante Hospital for Children are in a celebratory mood during a health fair and open day on May 31, 2023, to commemorate the institution’s 60th anniversary.

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