GK Group CEO Don Wehby today handed over a cheque for $150,000 to the Emergency Medicine Division (EMD) of the University Hospital of the West Indies, in support of its upcoming Labour Day project.

GK Supports UHWI Labour Day Project
GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby (2nd right) hands over GK’s contribution of $150,000, to representatives of the University Hospital of the West Indies representatives, Dr Jean Williams-Johnson (2nd left) and Dr Romayne Edwards (right). Cathrine Kennedy, GK’s Chief Risk Officer was also present for the cheque handover.

Shortly before handing over the cheque, Mr Wehby sat down with Medical Director of the EMD, Dr Jean Williams-Johnson, EMD Consultant Emergency Physician, Dr Romayne Edwards and Mr Keverly Henry, Patient/Client Representative with the EMD. The UHWI representatives shared with the Group CEO the needs of the hospital, and the important role the Labour Day Project represents in the achievement of future goals. According to Dr Edwards, “The Labour Day Project is just a start. There is much more to be done.”


“We were made aware that work was needed on the Casualty Section of the Hospital and we decided we wanted to help because of the tremendous work that is done by the hospital,” said GK Group CEO, Don Wehby. “We are happy to help in this way not only because we know a facelift would be good for the hospital, but because we know that it will help to lift the morale of the staff members who work there, who can feel good about the environment in which they work,” he continued.


The Emergency Medicine Division (EMD) is a section under the Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anesthesia and Intensive care at the Hospital, which sees approximately 54,000 patients per year in a fast paced challenging environment for learning and clinical practice.

The funds contributed by GraceKennedy will go towards the purchase of paint for the project. According to Dr Romayne Edwards, Chair of the Hospital’s Labour Day Committee, “We are there for care and we know people want to be cared for in a comfortable environment. We are appreciative of and grateful for the support of corporate entities such as GraceKennedy towards creating a better experience for all our stakeholders. This project will go a far way in helping us to deliver service with a smile, because we care too,” she added.


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