Over 37,000 persons who access services annually at the Chapelton Community Hospital in Clarendon and its environs, will benefit from enhanced health care delivery, following the donation of 17 beds, 12 mattresses, 4 wheelchairs and 2 lifters from the LJDR Davis Foundation.
The well needed items were handed over to the hospital on Thursday, July 13 by members of the Foundation, following a four day medical mission at the Evelyn Mitchell Infant School of Excellence in Brandon Hill in northern Clarendon. The 68 member team provided services in areas of paediatrics; obstetrics and gynaecology; dermatology; dental care; social work; cardiology and critical care. The team also dispensed over three months supply of pharmaceuticals to residents.
Regional Director of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Mr. Michael Bent commended the Foundation for its commitment to providing quality healthcare to the residents adding that the work being done and the impact on the lives of the residents was immeasurable.
“We really appreciate the donation and the Authority looks forward to working with the LJDR Davis Foundation in delivering quality healthcare. Though the items may seem small in number, they are worth millions and we are really grateful. The commitment of the Foundation to provide free quality healthcare to hundreds of residents annually embodies the true Jamaican spirit which is still alive and well. The SRHA expresses gratitude once more for the impact that the team has been making, which goes beyond healthcare, impacting the social wellbeing of citizens” Mr. Bent said.
For Administrator at the Chapelton Hospital, Mr. Leon Walters, the donation is quite timely and will enhance the service offerings by the community hospital. Mr. Walters noted that the donations will also add to the comfort of patients while in the hospital’s care. He commended the Foundation for the wonderful work they are doing in supporting healthcare.
Co-founder of the LJDR Davis Foundation, Dr. Novlet Davis Bucknor shared her delight in assisting the hospital noting that “it is a joy to assist the hospital in improving its services to customers”. She added that the Foundation will continue to give its support to the hospital.
The LJDR Davis Foundation was founded by siblings Novlet Davis and Pearlyn Clark in December 2012 and has been providing anticipated free health care to residents of the rural district of Brandon Hill, with persons travelling from as far as St. Ann and St. Catherine to access services at the annual medical mission.