The official soft launch of the New Limb, New Life initiative, which is one of the priority programmes for the Ministry of Health and Wellness was held on Thursday, June 8,2023. Dr.the Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness; Mr.Wentworth Charles, Board Chairman, SERHA; Mr. Errol Greene, Regional Director, SERHA and representatives from the management team of the hospital toured the wards and the Physiotherapy Department of the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre to discuss ward expansion and to also meet patients with limb defects. This New Life, New Limb has started to help Jamaicans who have lost a limb.
Dr. Rory Dixon, Senior Medical Officer, Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre, demonstrates the attachment of the prosthetic leg to Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (left), Minister of Health and Wellness, who is holding a finished prosthetic leg. Looking on from left to right are: Mr. Wentworth Charles, Board Chairman, SERHA; Mr. Dwayne Francis (partially hidden), Chief Executive Officer, Liguanea Region of Hospitals; and Ms. Andrea Christie, Director of Nursing Services, Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre. This activity was done during the soft launch of the New Limb, New Life Initiative on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre.