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.
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.
The Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) has received 125 visitor chairs which Regional Director of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Mr. Michael Bent said is timely and in line with the mandate of the Authority to make customers, patients and visitors as comfortable as possible.
With the chronic shortage of blood seriously impeding the ability of the health team to provide timely, effective care, the Mandeville Regional Hospital has embarked on changing the culture of blood donation in Jamaica and is encouraging each citizen to make regular blood donation their responsibility.
Research has shown that there is a strong association between the emerging epidemic of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs) and lifestyle choices and for this reason, the Ministry of Health is encouraging the public to use physical activity to prevent, reduce and control the risk factors associated with these diseases.
Medical Officer (Health) for Manchester, Dr. Beverly Wright in encouraging scores of expectant mothers to increase their milk consumption informed and encouraged the mothers to exclusively breastfeed their infants from birth to six months, a policy of the Ministry of Health.
Chief Public Health Inspector for Manchester, Mrs. Charmaine Palmer-Cross says Public Health Inspectors are always present at slaughtering facilities in Manchester which could not result in the police carrying out inspections.
Customer service is essential to effective service delivery and the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) has been working assiduosly to improve and to implement systems to improve standards of customer service delivery.
In 2011, a customer service hotline was launched in an effort to improve client relations and enhance service delivery at health facilities within the region. Through this hotline, clients will be able to register complaints or compliments regarding service received.
To enable the health and well-being of residents in Clarendon, Manchester and St. Elizabeth by providing access to quality healthcare through a suitable and responsive healthcare delivery system that is family centered, customer focused and stakeholder driven.
Healthy people in healthy familes, in a clean and safe environment