The bed capacity in the hospitals across the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) has received a boost from local charity organization Food For the Poor (FFP), through a donation of 60 hospital beds and mattresses.
The items were handed over to the region recently at FFP’s offices in Spanish Town, St. Catherine.
Regional Director for the SRHA, Michael Bent noted the SRHA is thankful for the donation as it will certainly improve the quality of service delivery in the region’s hospitals, as well as boost capacity to handle the demands.
He added that since the inception of the FFP in 1983, the charity organization has been doing a remarkable job in supporting public health and improving patient care, especially to the poor.
The SRHA has a network of six hospitals including Mandeville Regional Hospital, May Pen Hospital, Black River Hospital, Percy Junor Hospital, Lionel Town Hospital and Chapelton Hospital.