The Percy Junor Hospital in Manchester opened a staff breastfeeding room on Wednesday, September 27, as part of the process for baby friendly hospital certification. CEO for the hospital, Carlton Nichols (right) noted that the hospital recognizes the importance of a corporate wellness culture, which promotes an environment which will allow staff to carry out healthy lifestyle practices, which includes exclusive breastfeeding. He encouraged staff members to make the best use of the facility and add to the increase of Jamaica’s exclusive breastfeeding rate. The hospital’s staff photographed are: (left to right): Nurse Manager and Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Coordinator, Ms. Nasandra Peart; Senior Medical Officer, Dr. Carlos Wilson and Registered Nurse and expectant mother, Claudia Robinson.
Registered Nurse and expectant mother, Ms. Claudia Robinson (seated) enjoys the comfort of the new breastfeeding room for staff at the Percy Junor Hospital in Manchester on Wednesday, September 27. The hospital has started the process of baby friendly certification and a breastfeeding room is an important part of the process. Of the seven hospitals in Jamaica certified baby friendly, three are administrated by the Southern Regional Health Authority (Mandeville Regional, Lionel Town and Black River hospitals). Also sharing in the moment are: Medical Officer at the Manchester Health Department, Dr. Shonnette Blair-Walters (left) and Acting Director of Nursing Services at the PJH, Mrs. Fione Collins.