Month: June 2016

JA$16M worth of Equipment & Medical Supplies Donated to the Cornwall Regional Hospital from Proceeds of the 2015 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run

Equipment and medical supplies valued at J$16 million was donated on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to the Cornwall Regional Hospital from proceeds of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run 2015. The donation is in aid of the special care nursery in order to strengthen the Paediatric Unit of the hospital.

Minister of Health Dr. Christopher Tufton extended commendations to Sagicor Life Jamaica Ltd through the Sigma Corporate Run for their level of commitment, dedication and the unwavering support and contribution to the health sector. Minister Tufton was speaking at the presentation ceremony held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the Cornwall Regional Hospital Conference Room in Montego Bay, St. James.

“The Sigma Corporate Run represents a well-organized event and it speaks to the reputation and credibility of the Organizers. The worthiness of this cause is truly remarkable and I want to recognize and commend Sagicor Life Jamaica Ltd. The contribution from Sagicor has been significant over the years and has impacted not only on the lives of many Jamaicans but also contributed to the improvement and development of our society,” he said.

Directional sign donated by Sagicor Life Jamaica Ltd unveiled at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. In photo are (L-R) Dr. Carlene Grant-Davis, Chief Consultant Paediatrician, Cornwall Regional Hospital, Mr. Henry Clarke, MP, Central St. James, Nurse Alison Chambers, Acting Director of Nursing Services, Cornwall Regional Hospital, Mr. Dale Delaphanea, Chairman, Hospital Management Committee, Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, Mr. Rohan Miller, President & CEO, Sagicor Investments, Ms. Keresa Mel-Cummings, Senior Administrator, Cornwall Regional Hospital, Mr. Anthony Smikle, CEO, Cornwall Regional Hospital and Dr. Delroy Fray, Senior Medical Officer, Cornwall Regional Hospital. The unveiling took place at the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run presentation ceremony held on June 23, 2016, at the Cornwall Regional Hospital board room. JA$16 million worth of equipment and medical supplies was officially handed over to the Cornwall Regional Hospital from the proceeds from the 2015 Sigma Corporate Run. Sagicor also donated directional and welcome signs to the hospital.
Directional sign donated by Sagicor Life Jamaica Ltd unveiled at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. In photo are (L-R) Dr. Carlene Grant-Davis, Chief Consultant Paediatrician, Cornwall Regional Hospital, Mr. Henry Clarke, MP, Central St. James, Nurse Alison Chambers, Acting Director of Nursing Services, Cornwall Regional Hospital, Mr. Dale Delaphanea, Chairman, Hospital Management Committee, Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, Mr. Rohan Miller, President & CEO, Sagicor Investments, Ms. Keresa Mel-Cummings, Senior Administrator, Cornwall Regional Hospital, Mr. Anthony Smikle, CEO, Cornwall Regional Hospital and Dr. Delroy Fray, Senior Medical Officer, Cornwall Regional Hospital. The unveiling took place at the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run presentation ceremony held on June 23, 2016, at the Cornwall Regional Hospital board room. JA$16 million worth of equipment and medical supplies was officially handed over to the Cornwall Regional Hospital from the proceeds from the 2015 Sigma Corporate Run. Sagicor also donated directional and welcome signs to the hospital.

The Minister added that “the corporate run symbolizes the willingness of Jamaicans to give back to a worthy cause and I want to also thank all sponsors and participants whose interests and contributions have made the Sigma Corporate Run a success.  Oftentimes the public health care system cannot provide all the solutions for the health needs and so requires partnership with the private sector and citizens in order to meet the demand.”

The Sigma Corporate Run is in its 18th year and has donated to several projects in the health sector over the years.

The equipment and medical supplies donated include Ventilators, Incubators, Phototherapy Lamps, Resuscitators, Patient Monitor, Bassinets, Suction Machines, Utility Trolleys, TV Stands, Portable Oxygen Sat Machines, Irma Tru-point blood gas analyser with supplies.  Sagicor has also donated an air conditioning unit and welcome and entrance signs to the hospital.

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