Thursday 22 October, 2020

CIBC assists with purchase protective gear for UHWI surgery residents

Jerome Griffiths (2nd left), Head of Human Resources at CIBC FirstCaribbean presents Dr Matthew Wanliss, Senior Registrar, General Surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) with a cheque toward the purchase of protective gear for surgery residents.  Sharing the presentation are Nigel Holness (left), Managing Director of the bank and Professor Joseph Plummer, Head, Department of Surgery, Radiology & Anaesthesia & IC, Mona Institute of Medical Sciences, UHWI

Jerome Griffiths (2nd left), Head of Human Resources at CIBC FirstCaribbean presents Dr Matthew Wanliss, Senior Registrar, General Surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) with a cheque toward the purchase of protective gear for surgery residents. Sharing the presentation are Nigel Holness (left), Managing Director of the bank and Professor Joseph Plummer, Head, Department of Surgery, Radiology & Anaesthesia & IC, Mona Institute of Medical Sciences, UHWI

The idiom, “all hands on deck”, has assumed critical meaning at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) where surgery residents are doing their part to assist in the management of COVID-19 medical cases.

Professor Joseph Plummer, Head, Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and IC, Mona Institute of Medical Sciences, UHWI, noted that while such an assignment would not normally be a part of a surgery resident’s training, his students were making their contribution as medical teams at the UHWI work to manage the pandemic in Jamaica.

Plummer made his comments at a presentation at CIBC FirstCaribbean’s New Kingston headquarters where he and Dr Matthew Wanliss, Senior Registrar in General Surgery at UHWI, accepted a cheque towards the purchase of protective equipment for the surgery residents.

Nigel Holness, Managing Director of the bank had high praise for the contributions of the young doctors and said “CIBC FirstCaribbean is honoured to support those on the frontline, helping to keep Jamaica safe.”

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