Eleven early childhood institutions (ECIs) across the island have received multifunction printers, ink cartridges and paper donated by the CHASE Fund. The printers will enable schools to provide printed work as directed by the Ministry of Education, for distribution to children who do not have access to online materials during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Pathology Laboratory and storage unit at the Mandeville Regional Hospital was officially opened on December 17, 2020. The laboratory was established by CHASE in partnership with the Lions Club of Mandeville at a total cost of $83M.
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.
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.