UHWI, UWI team up for completion of hospital’s overhaul

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is partnering with the University of the West Indies (UWI) for major improvements in patient care and delivery at the Mona-based institution this year.

The UWI and the generic UHWI have a standing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) since the hospital was formerly opened in 1953, under which UHWI facilitates teaching, research, and patient care to support the Faculty of Medical Sciences at UWI’s Mona Campus.

The MOU provides funding for the hospital to improve areas of cooperation as well as services offered to patients across the island. The partnership has led to an integrated health management system to manage all of the clinical entities of the university’s Mona Campus, where the principal also sits on the hospital board.

Several major changes are expected at the hospital, including an integrated hospital information management system that will improve record keeping and general management of the hospital. This will be important for increasing the number of international patients. An international patient office has been established and the hospital has started to attract a number of international patients. Read more

Source: Jamaica Observer