University Hospital gets life-saving equipment

THE University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) recently received another vital piece of life-saving equipment to assist in the management of patients in critical condition.

Through a long-time partnership with the University of The West Indies Development Fund (UWIDEF), the FLOW Foundation last Wednesday handed over a GlideScope machine — a critical tool for the management of emergency and surgical patients who require airway management.

The machine, valued at more than US $19,000, has been widely adapted into emergency care settings and is used with rapid sequence intubation.

“It’s the gift that keeps giving. We are very aware of the ongoing need for the hospital to modernise and upgrade its equipment and facilities. This was the intention when we established the fund years ago, and today we are happy that we are able to make this meaningful contribution,” said Errol Miller, executive chairman of the FLOW Foundation. Read more

Source: Jamaica Observer