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Eight children receive scoliosis surgery in C'bean Spine mission at Bustamante Hospital

Friday, November 16, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eight children who suffer from scoliosis benefitted extensively from corrective surgeries at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) thanks to the generosity of the Straight Caribbean Spine Foundation (SCSF).

SCSF is a United States-based charitable organisation founded by Dr Robert L Brady to help children in Jamaica with complex spinal conditions.

The surgeries were performed at BHC during the period November 5-9, a release from the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) disclosed.

The SERHA said the foundation's “remarkable contribution to BHC over the years has proven to be immeasurable.”

“SCSF has provided specialised personnel and instruments, which has strengthened the efforts by the health team at the Bustamante Hospital for Children to perform more scoliosis surgeries.

“For the past 12 years, the foundation has played a fundamental role in shaping and improving the lives of over 100 children, whose parents would not have been able to afford this type of surgery otherwise,” the authority said, adding that this is an indication of SCSF's commitment to the people of Jamaica and their unwavering support creating a healthier and productive nation.

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