Health minister brings Christmas cheer to young patients
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, on Thursday, brought some Christmas cheer to children on the paediatric ward of Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) in Manchester.
During a visit to the health facility, Dr Tufton gave high fives and words of encouragement to the children, who had happy smiles upon receiving the gifts he brought them.
It was the second stop on the day for the m inister, who also spent quality time with children at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon.
On Wednesday, he visited the Spanish Town Hospital’s children’s ward in St Catherine.
“It’s that time of year again when we visit our hospitals and bring a little smile to our children who are in hospital at this time,” Dr Tufton said, noting that while they are being well taken care of by the staff, no one wants to be in hospital at Christmastime.
He said that during his visits, he not only plays the role of Santa and wishes the young patients a speedy recovery, but also uses the opportunity to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff for the excellent work they are doing.