The mission of the Jamaica Association of Nurse Anaesthetists is to advance the are and science of anaesthesia through a committed, satisfied and respected workforce, thereby providing patients with anaesthesia care that is accessible, cost-effective and of a high standard.
50th Anniversary Celebration

The Jamaica Association of Nurse Anaesthetists (JANA) will be celebrating 50 years of service to the Jamaican populace.  This Association represents Nurse Anaesthetists, who are Advanced Practice Nurses trained in the art and science of anaesthesia.

In Jamaica, anaesthesia services are provided by Nurse Anaesthetists and Anaesthesiologists.  There are 50 practicing nurse anaesthetists in the Island who form the core of the anaesthesia services in government hospitals, where they provide 65% of the anaesthetics given each year.  They are also on the anaesthetic staff at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). 

The week of celebration will be May 25 – 31, 2008.  In addition, we will be producing a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine.  This will promote Nurse Anaesthesia as a career choice and will provide information about our history, practice, achievements, goals and aspirations.  Over the years nurse anaesthetists have provided invaluable service to the people of Jamaica and will continue to do so.  Hence our theme, “Advancing the Art and Science of Anaesthesia in Jamaica and the Caribbean for over 50 Years”.

The programme for the 50th Anniversary Celebration is as follows:

Sunday, May 25, 2008            -           Church Service at the Cathedral Church, Barnett Street, Spanish Town – 7:00 a.m.

Monday, May 26, 2008          -           Health Fair – Kingston Public Hospital, starts at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008          -           Educational Sessions in Hospitals and Communities/ Radio and Television Interviews

Wednesday, May 28, 2008     -           Fund Raising Activities Islandwide

Thursday, May 29, 2008         -           Fund day Kool Runnings Water Park – Negril  

Friday, May 30, 2008             -           Fun Day part two Kool Runnings Water Park – Negril 

Saturday, May 31, 2008         -           Cocktails & exhibition of Journey through 50 years; 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Kingston Hotel

                                                -           Banquet at the Hilton Kingston Hotel – 7:00 p.m.





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