New Developments

For the past 41 years The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) has made its home at 30 Beechwood Avenue where we offered select services to a number of our members and the general public.

In June 2008 through the generous donations from members of the private sector and some of our very own members, we managed to purchase the adjoining premises at 28 Beechwood Avenue and relocated to our new home. With this major achievement the HFJ has been able to significantly expand its service offerings to members and the general public and host them in a more spacious and airy facility.

The new building boasts a larger pharmacy, offering prescription and over the counter drugs, increased facilities for ECG testing and medical screening, and additional space to host more medical training for lay persons and medical practitioners. There has also been the addition of a Cardiac and Diabetic clinic, which like the Hypertension clinic, will see patients with or without referrals.

The HFJ members appreciate the larger facility as the space makes them more comfortable and has allowed us to offer our services to more people. Our new services include Echocardiogram, Stress Test, Stress Echocardiogram, Pace Maker Evaluation and Holter Monitor Test.

As The Heart Foundation continues to expand, plans are underway for Cardiac Rehabilitation facility. Cardiac Rehabilitation is the combined and coordinated use of medical, psychosocial, educational, vocational and physical measures to assist persons to reduce the risk of, or prevent recurrence of a cardiac event.