Saturday 24 August, 2019

Stony Hill Health Centre to be renovated and expanded for $59 million

From left: Mr. Anthony Wood, Acting Parish Manager, KSA Health Services; Dr The Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health; Mrs. Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, Member of Parliament for West Rural St. Andrew; Mr.  Gregory Mair, Chairman, National Health Fund (NHF) and Mr. Everton Anderson, CEO, NHF break ground for the renovation and expansion of the Stony Hill Health Centre in Kingston.

From left: Mr. Anthony Wood, Acting Parish Manager, KSA Health Services; Dr The Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health; Mrs. Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, Member of Parliament for West Rural St. Andrew; Mr. Gregory Mair, Chairman, National Health Fund (NHF) and Mr. Everton Anderson, CEO, NHF break ground for the renovation and expansion of the Stony Hill Health Centre in Kingston.

The National Health Fund (NHF) has provided funding of $59 million for the renovation and expansion of the Stony Hill Health Centre, St Andrew for completion in 12 months.

The scope of work includes the construction of new waiting and sub-waiting areas, erection of new community health aide offices, expansion of the pharmacy, improvement to the sewerage system, redesigning the existing building to accommodate new consultation rooms, as well as nebulisation and rehydration areas.

Speaking at the official contract signing and ground breaking ceremony on Monday, at the centre, Chairman of the NHF, Gregory Mair said the initiative characterised the strategic approach of the government agency to both fund and manage the projects which they implement.

“This is a clear indication of NHF’s approach to all projects under our management. It was through a detailed inspection of the facility that we realised the extent of work that was needed. I am really looking forward to the contractors completing this project within the deadline to specifications and within budget, as has been the case with all the projects we have been managing,” said Mair.

The Stony Hill Health Centre is a Type 3 Health Centre and serves a fairly large population in the Stony Hill and surrounding communities.  Currently, the existing waiting area and records area are inadequate for the population served, and so the plan is to expand the facility in order to improve the services at the community level. 

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