The study population consisted of infants born at the UHWI and Victoria Jubilee Hospital between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2006, who were consecutively enrolled and followed up in the KPAIDS Programme, as part of a larger observational study (19).
HIV-1 uninfected children with follow-up data at the UHWI, CHC, and the BHC were included.
Characteristics of study population (n = 195) in study of infectious disease morbidity and growth among young HIV-exposed uninfected children in Jamaica, 2004-2006 Characteristic BHC (a) CHC (b) UHWI (c) Total No.
(30) Lyttle (2004) noted that the UHWI's School of Nursing was almost in crisis from a shortage of educators and reported a shortage of clinical preceptors who were crucial in helping nurses make the transition from students to staff nurse.
Casualties included the UHWI burns unit, which was discontinued due to the loss of educators and lack of trained personnel and, consequently, the compromising of the hospital's ability to manage burns as there was now no longer any specialist training or management in this field (Lyttle 2004).