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KPH's 2 North Reopened After J$10M Renovation by D.M. Equipment, Zoukie Trucking Services Ltd and Zhejiang Putian Integrated Housing Co

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) has reopened its Ward 2 North Wing following a J$10 Million investment by D.M. Equipment Co. Ltd., Zoukie Trucking Services Ltd., and Zhejiang Putian Integrated Housing Co. The Ward was officially reopened on (Tuesday, March 26), following extensive renovation.

Ms. Joshelle Campbell, Project Manager, D.M. Equipment Co. Ltd/Zoukie Trucking Services Ltd, who was speaking at the official handover and reopening ceremony, said that "the work included the installation of modern air conditioning units in doctors’ and nurses’ stations; the repainting and retiling of the floors and stations; and the upgrading of patients’ bathrooms and other areas with a total investment of more than JA$10 million." She explained that her team worked hard for the past 7 months to ensure that the project became a reality.

South East Regional Health Authority's (SERHA) Regional Director, Mr. Errol Greene, noted during the function that “the renovation of Ward 2 North at KPH symbolizes the management’s pursuit of partnership and the provision of the highest standard of care to its patients.”

He added that impact of these renovations extends beyond physical improvements. It signifies the Region’s ongoing commitment to creating a healing environments that promote comfort, care, and compassion for patients and staff alike.  

Jamaica’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacquline Bisasor McKenzie, who also gave remarks during the ceremony, noted that “the success of this project underscores the importance of continued collaboration and investment in healthcare infrastructure. It serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of all involved, including contractors, suppliers, and healthcare professionals at KPH.”

As part of the improvement of public healthcare, SERHA continues to make several improvements to the infrastructure and wards of KPH, with the latest improvement being the renovations of the bathrooms in the medical ward. Additionally, KPH now has three (3) new X-ray units that will enhance the diagnostic services offered at the hospital. KPH’s Accident and Emergency Department was completely redesigned and upgraded to improve the overall experience of both patients and staff under the Ministry of Health and Wellness’s Compassionate Care programme. 

KPH is the largest multidisciplinary hospital in the Government Health Service as well as the largest trauma centre in the public hospital system. The institution continues to be regarded as one in which sophisticated surgery is practiced on several scales and continues to contribute significantly to surgery in Jamaica.


In photo from left to right are: Mrs. Joan Walker-Nicholson, Director of Nursing Services, Kingston Public Hospital; Dr. Natalie Whylie, JP, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee Hospitals; Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-Mckenzie, CD, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health and Wellness; Ms. Michelle Henry, Chief Operating Officer, D.M. Equipment Co Ltd/Zoukie Trucking Limited; Ms. Joshelle Campbell, Project Manager, D.M. Equipment Co Ltd/Zoukie Trucking Services Ltd; Mr. Olubode Adelanwa, Departmental Nurse, Kingston Public Hospital; and Mr. Dennis Golding, Contractor, share a light moment in front of the entrance of the renovated Ward 2 North, KPH at the handover and reopening ceremony on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

Image showing the refurbished 2 North at KPH following a J$10 Million investment by D.M. Equipment Co. Ltd., Zoukie Trucking Services Ltd., and Zhejiang Putian Integrated Housing Co. 

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