#Jamaica, May 23, 2018 – Kingston – The National Health Fund (NHF) has provided $2.5 million for repair works at the Cumberland Road Health Centre on Labour Day, Wednesday, May 23. Renovation of the health facility, located in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, is one of two national projects for Labour Day under the theme ‘Ramp it Up, Fix it Up’. The other is the installation of wheelchair ramps at the St. Ann’s Bay Infant School in St. Ann.
The work to be undertaken at Cumberland Road Health Centre will include roof repairs, installation of partitions, bathroom fixtures and kitchen cupboards, painting, and general cleaning and beautification. Additional funds for the project will come from the Ministry of Health.
Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Chief Executive Officer of the NHF, Everton Anderson, said that the entity is pleased to support the national Labour Day project.
“Public-sector patients should feel comfortable visiting public-sector healthcare facilities, and this project to refurbish the Cumberland Road Health Centre will be used as one of the activities to celebrate the NHF’s 15th anniversary, highlighting our commitment to improving the delivery of healthcare to all Jamaicans,” he said.
The work to be carried out forms part of a more extensive project by the NHF to undertake repairs to a number of health facilities on scheduled community workdays to provide a more comfortable and safe environment for users.
A total of 13 community workdays have so far been undertaken across the island’s four health regions through support from the regional health authorities.