The University Hospital of the West Indies John Homi Intensive Care Unit was reopened by Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton last Thursday.

The refurbished facility has been provided state of the art equipment and expanded the number of ICU beds from its original 8 to 13.

Amongst attendees were Mr. Kevin Allen, CEO UHWI; Mr. James Moss Solomon, Chairman- Board of Management UHWI; Mrs. Helena Thomson, Acting Senior Director, Nursing; Dr. Carl Bruce, Senior Director Clinical Services UHWI; Dr. The Hon. Christopher Tufton, The Ministry of Health; Professor Archibald McDonald, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal- UWI; Dr. Aggrey Irons, Board Member-UHWI,  Consultant Psychiatrist and Past President MAJ;  Dr. Hyacinth Harding-Goldson Programme Director, Clinical and Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine; Dr. Marinna Scarlett, HOD Section Anaesthesia & Intensive Care.

Benefactors: Ms. Alicia Foster, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Employee Benefits Division, Guardian Life and Mr. Patrick Hylton, President and Group CEO, National Commercial Bank.

The University of the West Indies Wishes to thank our sponsors and benefactors for making the re-opening of the ICU-A possible:

Ministry of Health
National Commercial Bank (NCB)
Guardian Group
Food for the Poor Jamaica
The Shipping Association of Jamaica