THE Kingston Public Hospital’s (KPH)’s digital records capability will now be enhanced following yesterday’s donation of 10 desktop computers by telecommunications firm FLOW, through its foundation.
The computers, valued at $1 million, will allow administrative personnel to access and store more digital information efficiently in real time.
Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday lauded the telecommunications company for its continuous partnership with the ministry.
“On behalf of the hospital, the Ministry of Health, and public health generally, I will to express our appreciation. Clearly there is a long history of positive legacy between FLOW, the FLOW Foundation and public health, and in particular the KPH and Victoria Jubilee Hospital,” said Tufton.
The minister said the initiative will add value to the administration of public health at the facility, as he stressed the importance of the Kingston Public Hospital to national public health as well as the region.
“… If you want certain procedures done, this is where you have to come and in other cases you will need to be referred, even if other institutions provide a similar service, based on the level of service you require as a patient,” said the minister.
While noting that the KPH is known regionally and otherwise as the