Supreme Ventures Foundation donates $13 million to KPH

Supreme Ventures Foundation (SVF) recently donated approximately $13 million to renovate and improve the functionality of the main doctors’ lounges at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).

The donation forms part of the foundation’s continued efforts to aid in the improvement of the country’s healthcare sector.

According to SVF Director, Heather Goldson, it is important to support health care workers, particularly during this difficult period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our healthcare workers are consistently under tremendous pressure, and the last two years could easily be measured at the regular level multiplied by 10. We have to support them in any way we can, and we hope this project once completed helps in making their lives easier and more comfortable as they work tirelessly to save lives,” Goldson said.

“Our frontline heroes are so deserving of our ultimate respect, recognition and support; donations to projects such as these ensure we recognize their sacrifice,” Goldson added.

The largest allocations will go towards refurbishing the Anaesthesia Area and the Nurse’s Lounge at $4 million and $2.3 million respectively.

Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at KPH, Dr. Christine Stephen said that the hospital is grateful for the donation, adding that the department is thankful for the initiative as it will significantly improve the working conditions of doctors and nurses who spend a considerable amount of time within the hospital.

“Thanks to the gracious support of the Supreme Ventures Foundation, the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee Hospitals will benefit from well needed renovations to several areas of the hospital we heavily utilize. These include our administrative office, lounge and call-room facilities as well as a family conference area,” she said.

Earlier this year, SVF donated a mobile ultrasound machine to the diagnostic department at The University Hospital of the West Indies’ (UHWI). The Foundation also donated $4 million to the UHWI in 2018 which assisted in the purchase of a portable echocardiogram machine.