Building opportunities for the future.
“You can change a child’s life just by doing simple surgery. You will never hear that someone doesn’t have money and could not access the help they need.”
– Dr. David Toby, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Over the past 68 years, the Princess Elizabeth Home for Handicapped Children (PEHHC) has helped to provide support to thousands of physically challenged children.
Initially, the PEHHC was meant to offer a recuperating home for children with physical disabilities however, over the years, they expanded their range of services to also provide surgical treatment, rehabilitation/ therapy and education for children from lower income households with the goal of ensuring they can lead productive lives.
The Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Foundation has donated $1M dollars toward the NEW Orthopaedic Wing at the PEHHC, ensuring that even more children gain access to the care they need. The new Orthopaedic Wing will help to improve efficiency and patient quality care with surgical wards, an operating theatre and a clinic, all under one roof.
Roxanne De Freitas, Chairperson Scotia Trinidad & Tobago Foundation
NEW Surgical Ward at the Princess Elizabeth Home for Handicapped Children (PEHHC).
Gayle Pazos, SVP Caribbean South & East and Managing Director, Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago Ltd.
“The team at the PEHHC are the real angels and, we are so happy and very proud to be a part of the work they continue to do, ensuring that every child in need of their services receives the support required, helping to shape their lives in a positive way.” – Gayle Pazos, SVP Caribbean South & East and Managing Director, Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.
The Orthopaedic Wing at PEHHC is scheduled to be completed in the coming months.
The Princess Elizabeth Home for Handicapped Children
The mission of the PEHHC is to ensure that every child with a physical handicap can get the surgical treatment, rehabilitation and education they need to become independent and productive citizens. The PEHHC is the only local institution that provides minimal cost surgeries and occupational and physical therapy for children who mainly come from lower income households.