In a matter of weeks, laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy which is sight threatening complications caused by uncontrolled diabetes, will begin at the Ophthalmology Clinic at the Mandeville Regional Hospital. The announcement comes on the heels of the visit of Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Dr. Astrid Bonfield to the Clinic on May 31. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust which is a charitable foundation established in 2012 to mark and celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s sixty-year contribution to the Commonwealth, provided funding for several equipment at the Ophthalmology Clinic for the treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy.

At a time when nurses are challenged to give of their best, one noted educator is appealing to nurses to do what is right at all times and go beyond what is expected of them. Principal of the Hampton High School, Mrs. Heather Murray made the challenge at the inaugural 2016 Nursing Symposium staged by the Southern Regional Health Authority senior nurses on Tuesday, May 31 at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville.

With the successful staging of the “One Love, One Blood” Donation Drive on May 30, the Mandeville Regional Hospital is encouraged to continue the process of changing the culture of blood donation through several initiatives. Some of the plans that the Hospital will undertake include an analysis of the Blood Drive to make plans for the future; modification of the opening hours and additional staffing of its Blood Collection Centre; renovation to the existing Blood Unit with consideration for an improved and larger site for a future Blood Bank in addition to continued public education.

The Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) has now boosted its capacity for medical education through the opening of an Internal Medicine Teaching Room which will be used to teach medical students, conduct clinical meetings and review medical journals in addition to formulating and executing research.

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