Friday, December 19, 2014

Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run donates equipment to UHWI Special Care Unit

Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited today presented the Special Care Nursery of the University of the West Indies with almost six million worth of vital medical equipment. The Special Care Nursery was the recipient of two ventilators and ventilator accessories. It is a part of the Department of Child Health at the University Hospital of the West Indies is a 30-bed paediatric casualty and Newborn Special Care Nursery which includes a four bed neonatal intensive care unit. The main subspecialties are infectious diseases, development and behavioural paediatrics, cardiology, endocrinology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology and other subspecialties managed in conjunction with other specialties.

Earlier this year , the company presented three other beneficiaries of the annual 5.5k road race with well needed equipment and contracted services from the over $21million raised. They included the Sickle Cell Unit TMRI at the University of the West Indies; Sickle Cell Trust in Mandeville and Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation.

Minerva Thame, Head of the Department of Child Health at the University Hospital of the West Indies says the donation has purchased vital equipment. “We are very grateful to be one of the beneficiaries of the Sigma Run.   These pieces of equipment are important in the care of the newborn and will help to improve the level and quality of health care that we deliver as we work to save their lives,” said Thame.

Professor Minerva Thame (l), Head of the Department of Paediatrics at the University Hospital of the West Indies greets Philip Armstrong, Deputy CEO of Sagicor Bank on Friday, December 19 at the hospital’s Special Care Nursery for premature babies and those born with chronic illnesses. Sagicor presented the entity with two ventilators valued at over $6M from proceeds raised through the company’s 2014 Sigma Corporate Run. Looking on is Claudett James, Senior Director of Nursing at the hospital. 
Ingrid Card, Assistant Vice President of Sagicor’s Group Marketing said “the support from Jamaicans was overwhelming. We want to thank every single person that registered, donated and volunteered to make a difference. Sigma Corporate Run shows that when Jamaicans unite we can do anything.”

Sagicor Group Jamaica is a financial services conglomerate.  The Group offers products and services in the areas of Banking, Insurance, Investments, Real Estate, Asset Management and Retirement Planning.  Sagicor  Life  Jamaica  Limited  is  the  leading  Life  and  Health  insurance provider in  Jamaica. The  Company  commenced  operations in  1970 as  Life  of  Jamaica  Limited,  the  first locally owned  life  insurance  company  and  the  first  life  insurance  company  to  be  listed  on  the  JSE. The Sagicor Group owns the 3rd largest bank in Jamaica and one of the top Investment Company.   Sagicor Group Jamaica is a member of the wider Sagicor Financial Corporation.  Sagicor Financial Corporation operates in over 20 countries and its operations date back to 1840.

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