Healthcare workers receive care packages from New Fortress Energy Foundation

April 23, 2020
Dr. the Honourable Christopher Tufton joined New Fortress Energy Foundation in delivering care packages to the health care workers at the Spanish Town Hospital.

Liquefied natural gas provider, New Fortress Energy, through its Foundation, has donated care packages to the healthcare workers on the COVID-19 wards at the Spanish Town Hospital in St. Catherine and the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon.

Commenting on the initiative, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness, said; “Our health care workers are the true heroes in the fight against Covid-19, selflessly risking their lives on the front line daily to ensure that lives are saved. Quite frankly, we cannot thank them enough for the work they have and continue to do but it does bring joy to see Jamaica standing behind them and making efforts to thank them through kind gestures like this. So on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Government of Jamaica, I would like to thank New Fortress Energy for showing their appreciation to our heroes and for highlighting to all of Jamaica that Every One Counts in the fight against Covid-19.”

Echoing similar sentiments, Custos of Clarendon, William Shagoury said; “We are inspired by the dedication and compassion of all our health care professionals across the island especially during this time. Even with their own families at home, they continue to work long hours and they remain dedicated to helping to restore health among the population. On behalf of the entire parish of Clarendon, we sincerely thank New Fortress Energy for their generosity towards our health care professionals at the May Pen Hospital.”

“As we continue to go through this global pandemic, we recognise that how we come out on the other side is hugely dependent on how we go through it together and so we are proud to be playing our part,” added Verona Carter, Vice President, Public Affairs for New Fortress Energy. 

New Fortress Energy Foundation also recently announced that it has been providing care packages for the most vulnerable families in the Old Harbour Bay and the Hayes refinery communities over a three-month period. The packages are being delivered on a bi-weekly basis, which was rolled out on March 25th.

New Fortress Energy is a major partner with the Government of Jamaica in transforming the country’s energy sector to liquefied natural gas. 

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