Corporate Hands: J Wray & Nephew donates hospital beds


February 01, 2016
Contributed Kerry-Ann Johnson (right), corporate affairs assistant, J Wray & Nephew, gives a test run of one of the semi-electric hospital beds donated by the company with Jennifer Chambers, acting chief executive officer, Spanish Town Hospital in it. Looking on are, from left: Bentley Steer, chief executive officer, St. Ann's Bay Hospital and Nadia Adams Richards, chief executive officer, Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee Hospitals.
Contributed Shirlene Marshall Davis (centre), director of Nursing Services, Spanish Town Hospital, gives her nod of approval to one of the mattresses and beds donated by J. Wray and Nephew. Looking on from left are, Katerina Reid, occupational health administrator, J Wray & Nephew and Sonia Campbell, acting departmental sister, Spanish Town Hospital, recently.
Contributed David Mair (left), executive director, Food For The Poor Jamaica, converses with Kerry-Ann Johnson, corporate affairs assistant, J Wray & Nephew and Andrew Mahfood, chairman, Food For The Poor Jamaica, at the handover.

On January 26, J. Wray and Nephew Limted donated 76 hospital beds and mattresses valued at approximately US$57,000 (J$6.8 million) to six major hospitals across the island as part of the company's 190th anniversary celebrations.

The presentation of the beds was made during a ceremony at Food For the Poor Jamaica headquarters at Ellerslie Pen, St Catherine. The health institutions benefiting from this donation are the Kingston Public, Spanish Town, Cornwall Regional, May Pen, St Ann's Bay and Mandeville hospitals.

All 76 beds are semi-electric, which means they are able to be adjusted with or without an electrical source.

The initiative was carried out in partnership with Food For the Poor Jamaica which sourced the beds ensuring that they met international specifications.

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