Brain tumour patients will no longer have to travel overseas to undergo an operation.
The Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) recently entered into an agreement with three neurologists and two neurosurgeons to provide pro bono service to patients requiring such operations.
Cabinet authorised the arrangement this week.
“The specialist doctors will come from the UK, and will schedule surgeries for removal of tumours and other unwanted growth on patients’ brains before the end of 2017,” Chief of Staff Lionel “Max” Hurst said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health Molwyn Joseph has reported that two more successful kidney transplants have been done at the hospital.
Both operations were done this past week, bringing to four the number of transplants undertaken at MSJMC.
The first such procedure was done in January.