SKN: PM Dr Terrance Drew welcomes Joseph N. France General Hospital team from Canada


St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew extended his heartfelt pleasure and gratitude to welcome the Joseph N. France General Hospital team from Canada Today (Tuesday), August 1, 2023.

As per the Update, Yesterday (Monday), July 31, 2023, a team from Canada to the Joseph N. France General Hospital received a warm welcome from St Kitts and Nevis Government. The Health Ministery of St Kitts and Nevis also extended their heartfelt pleasure to be given the opportunity and support to their federation.


The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, while honouring the Team’s visit, 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 Haemodialysis Unit at the Joseph N. France (JNF) General Hospital.”

As per Prime Minister Dr Terrance, 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 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 needing dialysis treatment.

The Prime Minister, while extending his pleasure, also thanked the Team for showing their constant support to their federation and added that the Government of St Kitts and Nevis recognized that the dialysis unit would have had challenges in terms of equipment, especially the bloodlines for the machine and thanked Mr Estridge for recognizing the need and reaching out to their nation.

He added that although Mr Estridge lives in Canada, his heart is also in St. Kitts. What you have offered here would save many lives, and they can’t thank him enough.

“I know that your people appreciate the collaboration between you and the hospital and your Team that you have brought; they have sacrificed their time to be here and to donate their time to us. So we can’t say thank you enough,” he continued.




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