In five months of operation, the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is achieving its objective of lessening the burden on the recovery rooms and the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).
With a 16-bed capacity, the HDU offers specialist nursing care and monitoring to seriously ill patients essentially operating as an intermediate level of care between what is provided on a general ward and the ICU.
CHASE Project Manager, Latoya Aquart-Foster, speaks with Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton in front of the newly built infant department at the Wakefield Primary and Infant School in, Wakefield Buxon, St. Catherine.
Chief Medical Officer at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre, Dr. Rory Dixon (3rd right), explains the use of the portable ultrasound machine to (from left) Latoya Aquart-Foster, CHASE Project Manager; Johann Heaven, CEO, Proven Wealth; Kecia Taylor, Past Services Director, Rotary Club of St. Andrew North; Lori Chuck, Past President, Rotary Club of St. Andrew North; and Denise Harris, Chief Marketing Officer, C&WJ Credit Union at the presentation of the equipment to the Centre on July 3, 2020.
CHASE CEO, W. Billy Heaven look through the book, “Kingston: A Treasure of the Caribbean” with Maureen Thompson, Director General of the Jamaica Library Service and photographer Kent Reid.
The CHASE Fund is providing funding to acquire additional testing equipment and supplies for the National Influenza Centre (NIC) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). Jamaica’s NIC, located in the Department of Microbiology, UHWI, is Jamaica’s only Virus Laboratory with the capacity to diagnose and isolate highly infectious viruses.
With the generous support of the CHASE Fund, the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is now able to provide various types of non-invasive echocardiography testing for cardiac patients at its new Cardiology Unit. The Unit was officially opened on Wednesday, Novemmber 20, 2019.
A new building for the infant department at the Unity Primary and Infant School, was officially opened on November 14, 2019. The renovation and expansion of the school, located in Bunkers Hill, Trelawny, was undertaken with a $28.4 million grant from the CHASE Fund.
The Cambridge Infant School in St. James has been transformed with the construction of a new classroom block with funding from the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund, (CHASE). The handing over ceremony of the new building, took place on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Jamaica’s first Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) was officially opened on May 30, 2019. The CHASE Fund contributed $40 million to the $300 million project which began in January 2018 with donations from the Ministry of Health & Wellness and the National Health Fund.
CHASE supported the reprinting of Six Great Jamaicans: Biographical Sketches, a compilation of the life stories of Archbishop Enos Nuttall, George William Gordon, Robert Love, Thomas Henry McDermot, Edward Jordon, and Herbert George De Lisser.