The Percy Junor Hospital (PJH) in north east Manchester has launched its unprecedented stroke registry and support services, aimed at capturing vital information to inform policy and treatment decisions and also to provide support for families in caring for relatives diagnosed with stroke.

Lauderdale Lakes, – Florida Medical Center, a comprehensive stroke center,is awarded the Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) certification from The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). This certification signifies the hospital meets rigorous standards for performing mechanical endovascular thrombectomy (EVT), a specialized surgical procedure used to remove a blood clot from the brain during an ischemic stroke.

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton is lauding the innovative initiative of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) to convert and customize three new mini-buses into ambulances, resulting in savings of J $ 10.5 million.   

Previously, persons needing surgeries to remove foreign objects from the oesophagus would have to be transferred to hospitals in Kingston; however, through the kind donations of the Manchester Wellness Foundation, residents in central Jamaica can now access enhanced ear, nose and throat services at the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) in Manchester.

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