PM Terrance Drew welcomes Canadian Team to JNF, aims to train Hemodialysis Unit 

Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew welcomed a team from Canada to the Joseph N France General Hospital in St Kitts and Nevis

PM Terrance Drew welcomes Canadian Team to JNF, aims to train Hemodialysis Unit 
PM Terrance Drew welcomes Canadian Team to JNF, aims to train Hemodialysis Unit 

St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew welcomed a team from Canada to the Joseph N France General Hospital in St Kitts and Nevis. As a health minister, he expressed his gratitude to the Team for providing significant support to the Federation. 

He said,” Today we welcomed a team from Canada to the Joseph N. France General Hospital which will be providing vital training to the staff of the Hemodialysis Unit at the Joseph N. France (JNF) General Hospital.” 

The Team is led by Charles Estridge, a Biomedical Technologist and a proud national residing in Canada, who played a pivotal role in procuring fifteen (15) much-needed dialysis machines for the country back in May of this year.

The Ministry of Health today welcomed a team from Canada, led by Charles Estridge, a national residing in Canada, that is here to provide training for the staff of the Hemodialysis Unit of the Joseph N. France General Hospital on the proper use of the dialysis machines that were recently donated to the Government. 

The Team consists of two seasoned registered nurses, Yee Young Sang and Carmela Nelson, along with Biomedical Technologist Jason Maher. Their presence and expertise are crucial in enhancing the capabilities of healthcare professionals and ensuring optimal care for patients in need of dialysis treatment.

During a brief welcoming ceremony, Prime Minister and Minister of Health, Dr. Terrance Drew expressed his gratitude and that of the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis to Charles and his Team for the invaluable service being offered to the Federation.

Earlier, speaking on Freedom FM’s issues programme, PM Terrance Drew said that the Government of St Kitts and Nevis is on the drive to make renal transplants available in the country. He said that he, as the health minister and the prime minister, does not let the people die of the disease which could be cured.

PM Terrance Drew said that he wanted to develop the perfect option for renal transplant, which will be helpful in fighting against end-stage renal disease. He announced that the Government will also launch the renal transplant programme.

During the programme, he also shared the update on the arrival of the Team of Canada in St Kitts and Nevis. He said that the visit aimed to provide training for the staff of the Hemodialysis Unit of the JNF General Hospital on the proper use of the dialysis machines that were recently received.