Established in 2009, the Negril Paediatric Orthotics clinic is a medical non-profit organization that focuses on increasing the mobility and quality of life of Jamaican children. Since its inception, we have raised the standard of medical treatment for children in Jamaica. More specifically, we have increased awareness and standard of care for children living with orthopaedic challenges that limit their activities of daily living.
The local team is assisted by Dawn MacArthur Turner and the Custom Orthotics team. The clinic is held for 4-5 days and happens multiple times a year; during these visits, 40-60 local children aged 2-10 are provided with care.
At the beginning of every mission, we ship gently used orthopaedic devices and shoes, paediatric walking aids, socks and other orthotic equipment designed for children. Once there, we offer complimentary orthotic consultations, gently used orthopaedic devices and parental education on orthotic care, daily functioning and challenges.
The clinic could not operate without the support of the RIU Hotel and resorts, Elaine Bradley, local volunteers, volunteer orthotic clinicians from the United States and Canada and our many sponsors and donors.
We accept and appreciate any donations from our community, such as
- Orthotic devices
- Mobility aids (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes)
- Footwear (new or gently used)
- Knee-high child and youth socks