Business View Caribbean | August 2019

29 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN AUGUST 2019 Falmouth PUBLIC GENERAL Hospital Jamaica HEALTHY FAMILIES LIVING IN HEALTHY COMMUNITIES L ocated along the busy north coast corridor in northwest Trelawny, Falmouth Public General Hospital is one of four hospitals in the Western Region which fall under the umbrella of the Jamaica Ministry of Health. The facility was opened in 1954 and sits on approximately 13 acres of land. In 2007, two new surgical theatres were built at a cost of $350 million Jamaican dollars. Today, guided by the vision statement: “Healthy families living in healthy communities,” the hospital caters to Trelawny’s population of approximately 75,000 people, as well as non- nationals and clients from adjoining parishes. On October 5, 2018, the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Regional Health Authorities, launched the Compassionate Care Programme to improve customer relations, ambience, and comfort of the clients. As Chief Executive Officer of Falmouth Public General Hospital, Miss Princess Wedderburn knows well the hospital’s achievements, challenges, and commitment to excellence in health care. Miss Wedderburn recently shared her knowledge and insights on the subject with Business View Caribbean Magazine. The following is an edited transcript of her comments.