NHF dedicates 100,000,000 million to Compassionate Care
Programme Launched at the Kingston Public Hospital
The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) on Thursday, November 17, 2022, became the latest beneficiary of the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Compassionate Care Programme supported by the National Health Fund (NHF).
The Compassionate Care Programme comprises of three components: customer service training for staff, volunteerism and infrastructural enhancement, which the NHF has committed to undertaking at a cost of $100,000,000 for all eighteen projects under the programme.
The KPH Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department now has a redesigned registration area, upgraded customer service station, refurbished male and female bathrooms, among other improvements.
Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton, MP (right) join [L-R] Errol Greene, regional director of South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), Joan Walker-Nicholson, director of nursing services, KPH and Chief Executive Officer – NHF, Everton Anderson, in unveiling the plaque for the Compassionate Care Programme mounted in the renovated waiting area at KPH’s A&E Department, on November 17, 2022.
The Type A facility joins six other locations already completed under the Programme, namely the Port Antonio Hospital, Annotto Bay Hospital, Savanna-La-Mar Hospital, KPH Outpatient Department (South), the Port Maria Hospital, and the Stony Hill Health Centre, amounting to approximately fifty million dollars.
“The NHF is pleased to have a key role in this effort,” Chief Executive Officer, Everton Anderson.
The programme was initiated in 2018 and will be launched at other facilities across the island, subsequently.
Chief Executive Officer, Everton Anderson, delivering remarks at the launch of the Compassionate Care Programme at the Kingston Public Hospital.